December 5, 2008
At the library

Wanted to get this post in sooner, but I just got the info. I was looking for. You see, Capitol Cellars (110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville) is hosting a tasting of library wines on Saturday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. That means the store is going to break open bottles from older vintages and leave that young stuff on the shelf for now. It's a great way to see how a wine's developing, and when it comes to reds, get to taste with some of the puckery tannins smoothed out.

But my question was: which wines are going to be served? It took a bit to find this out, but now we're good to go. Here's the line-up:

2003 Ascent Sierra Foothills Syrah
2004 Barnett Vineyards Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
2001 Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Behrens & Hitchcock Oakville Merlot
2000 Behrens & Hitchcock Fortuna Vineyard Merlot
2004 Londer Vineyards Kent Richie Vineyards Chardonnay

"We want to have a fun and educational setting for people," says Marcus Graziano, the owner of Capitol Cellars. "You'll really get to see how a chardonnay can benefit from a couple years of age."

The tasting costs $20, and the wines will be on sale under a very limited availability. For more information: (916) 786-9030.

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