Sunday, October 4, 2009

Santa Tomas

And so it went . . . one great winery after another. At Santa Tomas, even though grape harvest was underway, the winemaker, Laura Zamora, met with us and gave us a tour of the facilities. The size of the equipment and the production capacity were daunting to say the least. However, the best part was the special treat Laura, arranged for us. Given several barrels of wine to choose from - a variety which included younger wines and older wines from several different varietals from younger plants and older plants, stored in barrels made from different types of oak - we blended a bottle of wine just the way we wanted it. Such fun! However, in all honesty, I tasted so many wines that day I am sure my bottle was a poor reflection of what it could have been. I tend to do better with fewer choices. Thank you, Laura! It was quite an experience.