Old Sugar Mill - Wines of Yolo County

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The Old Sugar Mill - Clarksburg's wine heaven!

Following our adventures in Napa, the last wine stop on our tour was the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, near Sacramento. 

The Old Sugar Mill is just that, and old sugar mill, that has been converted into a wine lover's heaven!  At present there five wineries operating out of the mill: Revolution Wines, the Solomon Wine Company, Heringer Estates, Carvalho Family Wines, and Todd Taylor.  All offer free tastings on weekends, and all were open on the day of my visit except Revolution.

Our first stop was Todd Taylor, where Erin works at times and is a member of the wine club.  Here we received a special tasting, with each wine being tasted in it's appropriate glass, instead of a normal tasting where all wines are sampled from the same glass type.

Todd's awards!
  It is truly amazing how much more powerful the wine smells and tastes when in the apppropriate glass!  We tasted some amazing wines out in the special tasting area, including the Temparanillo that was officially released on the 31st, and even managed to receive a barrel tasting of the new Syrah and Sangiovese that are only now being bottled!

After leaving Todd Taylor Wines, we went into Heringer Estates for their tasting menu, including the reserves!  There was only one ine not available, and we made it through the entire rest of the list!  They have some excellent wines here as well, especially their Petite Sirah and Ports!  At Solomon Wine Company we had a nice tasting which included some more every day wines as well as some special wines as well.  Carvalho Family was having a release party for I believe their new Zinfandel, which was served with some very nice food samples, and we had a nice tasting here before returning to Todd and Gloria at Todd Taylor Wines to say goodbye!

I would definitely recommend that anyone who enjoys wine visit the Old Sugar Mill, as the people are excellent, as is the wine!

poohstanggt says:
And I can vouch - the Tempranillo released yesterday was AWESOME! Wish you could've been here for the party and all the fun! Yummy!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: Feb 01, 2009
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