Seven candles are burning in our menorahs as I finish up this post. Just one more night till we reach the cusp of 8 lights tomorrow at sundown. But, before that last candle lighting ceremony of this holiday season, there's still so much more to celebrate.
As wine club members of this kosher winery, we started in the wine tasting cellar and tried some truly sensational wines. We progressed through the flights, trying some reds, whites, and sweeter varietals, finally selecting about $200 worth to enjoy at home together as well as to serve our frequent guests.
My top choice today: the Herzog Late Harvest White Riesling 2010, a rich and deep golden wine with hints of pineapple, dried apricot, and baked apple. Described in a word: scrumptious. There's also a self-tour of the winery that you can take upstairs that's interesting to see.
The winery grounds are set in small business park that is surrounded almost entirely by farms growing everything from strawberries to lettuce and other fruits and vegetables nearly year-round thanks to California's mild winters.