1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

Since moving to the Bay Area, old wine has become much more accessible.  When Brandon and I venture into San Francisco, we try to swing by wine shops that have a nice selection of old wines (especially ones that aren’t too much of a burden on the wallet).  One of the latest old wines we have fallen in love with is Moulin Touchais.

1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon
1981 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon

Moulin Touchais was founded in 1787 and is known for producing a late harvest Chenin Blanc that is aged for a minimum of 10 years.  The 1981 vintage has aged beautifully over the last 35 years.  The enamoring, copper-colored wine offers up aromas of citrus, honey, and spice.  The palate is medium-bodied with tastes of grapefruit, honey, citrus rind, and caramel.  It still has a solid backbone of acid and is a pleasure to drink!  I can’t wait to explore more vintages!

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Holiday Events in Sonoma

Christmas season is upon us in Sonoma.  Here are a few great events to check out over the holidays!

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Sonoma Plaza Christmas Lights

My favorite part of the holiday season in Sonoma are the lights in Sonoma Plaza.  Grab dinner or drinks downtown and take an enchanted walk through the Square.  It’s a time of year you don’t want to miss!

December 3 – Lighting of the Snowmen Holiday Festival at Cornerstone Sonoma

The 12th annual Lighting of the Snowman takes place Saturday December 3rd at Cornerstone Sonoma.  The festival will feature music, crafts for kids, wine + beer tasting, warm drinks, delicious food, festive decoration and more.  For more info, visit Cornerstone Sonoma.

Winery Holiday Open Houses 

Throughout the holiday season, many Sonoma wineries will be hosting open houses.  The wineries offer seasonal specials & gift ideas and the events often include live music & food.  A few Sonoma wineries that hold fun, holiday events include Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Larson Family Winery, and Fulcrum Wines.  Even if there isn’t an open house when you are visiting, most Sonoma Valley wineries are beautifully decorated for the holidays!

 

 

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