The next stop on our winery tour takes us to Camelot Vineyards. We were immediately greeted by this lovely fellow who seemed eager to greet us to his home.
They charged us a tasting fee of $3, which was (I believe) refunded on our purchase.
Mildly buttery and smooth, fruity and refreshing. A nice entry level ($25) Chardonnay for those of us who like their Chardonnay oaked, but not heavily so.
2011 Pinot Gris
Very dry and very tart; done in the Alsatian style of Pinot Gris. Strong notes of lemon peel.
Beautiful aroma of orange blossoms on the nose; off dry and lovely. A long lingering finish.
We picked up a bottle of this; note: if you like very dry Gewürztraminers, their 2010 vintage was much drier, we were told.
2010 Pinot Noir
Notes of cherry and raspberry greet your nose, before giving way to a light and airy Pinot.
Hints of black plums and cherries. Tannins are very firm, suggesting this one needs quite a bit more time in the bottle to open up.