Post PS Pinot Fest
Palm Springs Pinot Fest was an enormous hit this year! Dave Fraschetti put together the perfect line-up of both amazing chefs and truly special Pinot. He had it all covered from the Grand Cru Pinot Noir Champagne (Laurent-Perrier, Cuvee’ Rose’), to Oregon and all of the magical spots in California. There were over 50 wineries with multiple bottles, so we’ll be happy to share a few with you. Let's not forget about the chefs from JW Marriot Innovative Kitchen - delicious Pork Cheeks with Microgreens, Pickled Cherry and Chicharron, Catalan- Chicken Ckicken Crisp with Jamon, 4 Saints- Pork Belly with Pear Puree and Wood Smoked Oil, Ritz-Carlton The Edge Steakhouse-Salmon Ceviche, Sangria, Jambon Manchego CrispStrip Steak and Mash with Silky Gravy,
Cobb Wines, which was one of the crowd favorites, was pouring their 2017 Doc's Ranch and Pommard 114 Selection, Sonoma Coast. It had classic notes of black cherries, red plums and black tea with a spicy and juicy palate. It easily nailed it.
Another favorite was Alquimista Cellars, showcasing the Artist Series 2015 vintages with the wine labels created by wives of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. The Mes Filles Vineyard, Russian River had rich ripe red and blue fruit, with balanced acidity and easy to drink. The winemaker, Greg La Follette, is a wonderfully interesting person who has been in the wine biz quite some time.
As a bonus, we were introduced to a mind blowing, rare bottle of White Pinot 2018, Maggy Hawk Edmeades Vineyards, Anderson Valley. It was fruity with cherry and plum aromas and had surprising fresh acidity and flavor that clung to the tongue. Good luck finding it, if you do, drop us a line.
One last shout-out, the music provided by Nick Sosa's Trio was spot on for the event.
Get your tickets now for the 2020, 3rd Annual Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival, February 28th & 29th. It's another David Frascetti event so you know, it'll be a good event. Ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com