A Visit to Todd and Gloria - Todd Taylor Wines

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Brett enjoying his Sangio - caught off guard..hee hee

For those who don't know, Todd Taylor Wines is the winery I volunteer at as often as I can on weekends.  Gloria and I had been emailing back and forth and I told her Brett was coming to visit me and I've been wanting them to meet.  Todd and Gloria both signed a couple bottles for me that I took to Europe in December for Brett's Bday.  We decided to call it an early day in Napa and head out to Sacramento for a quick visit to the winery, my house, and grab a bite to eat before heading back to San Fran to spend the night. 

We arrived at the Sugar Mill and it was pretty empty.  We got to do a new private type tasting with Todd which was fun.

Another Erin, me, and Gloria Taylor
  This is something new he's doing with wine club members if they request and it was neat to share that with Brett.  We learned how to taste wine in the right type of glasses which really did make a difference.  For example, we tried the Sangiovese in the Sangio glass next to the regular glass we use in the tasting room. WOW..what a huge difference just in the aroma to start.  Even Brett noticed the huge difference.  After finishing our tasting, we did a little barrel tasting of the Syrah and Sangiovese, both of which have progressed well.  They are scheduled to be bottled within the next couple weeks. 

I then took Brett to 3 other wineries and talked with the staff and had a few of their wines as well.  I love working down there because there are 5 wineries on site and it's a great place to spend the day, bring a picnic lunch or something. 

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Brett enjoying his Sangio - caught…
Brett enjoying his Sangio - caugh…
Another Erin, me, and Gloria Taylor
Another Erin, me, and Gloria Taylor
Todds new reserved private tastin…
Todd's new reserved private tasti…
Soloman Wine Company
Soloman Wine Company
Carvalho Winery
Carvalho Winery
Carvalho Tasting Menu
Carvalho Tasting Menu
Carvalho Tasting Room
Carvalho Tasting Room
Todds bar
Todd's bar
The barrels of Syrah and Sangiovese
The barrels of Syrah and Sangiovese
Some of the awards Todd has won
Some of the awards Todd has won
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