la enoteca wine tasting

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la enoteca wine tastingOn Friday October 19, 2012, La Enoteca’s Joselo Rodriquez welcomed visiting Rodney Strong representative, Heather Hanks, with a wine tasting introduction to one of California’s coveted Sonoma County vineyards. Patricia Proano, Ivonna Sosa, Thelma Santoni, Bijai and Valaria Singh and many other members of the Casa de Campo wine loving community, along with Eduardo and Raquel Lima, Philip Silvestri and Rebecca Hughes amongst other distinguished guests were treated to a special evening of hor d’oeurves, conversation, and some of Sonoma County’s finest vintages. Also in attendance was Andrea Christensen of Southern Wine & Spirits, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States, who as representative of Ron Atlantico in the US, had been invited to Casa de Campo by Aleco Azqueta, the creator Atlantico.

Richard Ainsworth, Rebecca Hughes, Andrea Kristen and Heather Hanks la enoteca wine tasting

rodney strong winesRodney Strong proudly boasts its status as Sonoma County’s first carbon neutral winery supporting its core value to sustainability. The talent of Head Winemaker, Rick Sayre, stems from his tutelage under world-renowned Winemaster, Andre’ Tchelistcheff, offering Casa de Campo enthusiasts the unique tasting experience of 2008 Rodney Strong Symmetry. Symmetry, awarded 91 by Connoisseurs’’ Guide, is a composition of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 7% Merlot, 2% petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc masterfully blended resulting in full-bodied wine with touches of fruit and subtle oak. Guests also enjoyed a wide sampling of Rodney Strong’s vast offerings including the delicious 2010 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir, 2009 Sonoma Merlot, 2009 Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon and the special single vineyard Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon. la enoteca wine tasting As guests were inspired by the tasting, Heather, too, was quite taken by our community, commenting:

la enoteca wine tastingWow, what a fun group! I so enjoyed meeting everyone. Everyone’s enthusiasm and passion for wine and for California wine in particular is exciting. I would like to thank Andrew Brant and Joselo Rodriguez, Evan, and everyone at La Enoteca and Vinos, S.A. for their support.

Casa de Campo is a little piece of heaven on earth. I look forward to returning to enjoy a glass of Rodney Strong Symmetry with my new friends again soon. Until then, come visit us in Sonoma! We would love to see you!

The following collection of photos were taken during the wine tasting hosted at La Enoteca in the Marina Casa de Campo on Friday October 19, 2012:
This article was contributed by Stacey Turner. stacey turnerStacey Turner is a year-round resident of Casa de Campo and a diving enthusiast – currently a certified advanced PADI diver, but is working on her instructor and rescue diver certifications. Stacey is also a volunteer with Indiana University’s Underwater Science Department helping to understand how to preserve our “living museums of the sea” – in particular the site of the Quedagh Merchant shipwreck (Capitan Kidd’s pirate ship!), which can be found just off of Catalina Island.