Over thirty Millennials showed up to taste the award winning wines of Williamson Winery this past week. Located in Sonoma County with a tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza and their famous Home Ranch Vineyard in the Dry Creek AVA, Williamson is primarily known for big reds, such as syrah, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon. However, they also
source fruit from other locations and it was these wines that appealed most to the Millennials tasters.
Favorite white wine of the evening was the Williamson Winery Joy Sauvignon Blanc ($28) from the North Coast. It had a fresh grapefruit nose with some pineapple and melon on the palate. Very crisp and refreshing. A good food wine. The favorite red was the Williamson Winery Passion Pinot Noir ($47) from the Russian River AVA. This wine showed a ripe cherry nose with a hint of floral with silky tannins and spicy cheery cola on the palate. For more information see: https://williamsonwines.com/
The SSU Winesense Cooking Team, lead by Chef (and now Wine Club President) Giana, prepared a Vegetarian Lasagna to match with the white wines of the evening. For
the big reds they crafted Meatballs in Spicy Mustard Sauce. For the jammy syrahs and zinfandels, they served Brownies and Spiced Nuts on Aged Cheddar. A true feast!