How do you present Mother the right Moms’ Day expertise? At the very least in our household, the day ought to embody wine tasting. Following a terrific lunch simply off Jack London Sq., we walked just a few extra blocks to City Legend Cellars. Mother felt the love!
The Oakland City Wine Path is dwelling to quite a lot of wineries and tasting rooms. Proper on the water in Jack London Sq. is one in every of our favorites, Rosenblum Cellars. For this very particular Moms’ Day, although, we had been able to expertise one thing new. A short stroll from the water is the tasting room for City Cellars, our vacation spot for the day.
The tasting room is totally glass on the entrance face. We entered by way of the double glass doorways with imposing “U” graphics to discover a tasting room embellished with polished woods, slate chalk boards, and wine bottles galore. Along with a tasting bar there have been scattered tables and chairs, which made an enormous hit with our group. Even the transient stroll had us a bit drained, given the big BBQ lunch we had simply loved.
City Legend has a powerful listing of wines. To maintain their tasting flights recent, they use one in every of a number of massive chalk boards to listing the flight of the day. From anyplace within the room it’s simple to see what style is coming subsequent. Handy and environmentally pleasant! There are further flights provided that don’t change weekly if guests have a selected fashion of wine in thoughts.
We met wine information Molly, who welcomed us and gave us a short orientation to the vineyard and this tasting room. Molly warned us to not fall in love with the tasting room as a result of it was quickly to maneuver to their manufacturing facility. Think about our pleasure to be taught that the brand new tasting room could be instantly adjoining to Rock Wall! Alameda is turning into a wine and spirit lover’s paradise!
Molly led us by way of the tasting flight, including informational and enjoyable tidbits as we went alongside. Their 2017 Grenache Blanc was successful with all of us. Comprised of Bokisch Vineyards grapes, we cherished the notes of pink grapefruit and mangoes. One other favourite was their 2013 Pinot Noir. A traditional Russian River Pinot, this wine had smoke and chocolate on the nostril and implausible explosions of plum and cherry on the tongue.
Earlier than we had been prepared, we accomplished the tasting flight and promised Molly that we might be ready expectantly for his or her new tasting room in Alameda. See you then!
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