Michel Schlumberger Wines Rock at SSU

SchlumberThe SSU Wine Tasting Club met recently to taste some of the magnificent wines of Michel Schlumberger located in the Dry Creek AVA of Sonoma County.  This winery specializes in Bordeaux varietals and organically grown grapes.  When I visited you enter through some very impressive gates, and are invited to go on a vineyard tour to learn how they farm organically.  Afterwards you enjoy an informal tasting of their wonderful wines.  You must call in advance to schedule an appointment, but the tasting and tour are definitely worth it! (http://www.michelschlumberger.com/

The two favorite wines of the 53 Millennials tasting at SSU were the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Michel Schlumberger Dry Creek ($40) with rich ripe plum notes and spices of cinnamon and nutmeg.  The wine was aged 24 months in 35% new French oak.  The second top favorite of the evening was the 2005 Estate Merlot Michel Schlumberger Dry Creek ($28) which is a big serious merlot with black fruit, cocoa and leather.  It was aged 16 months in French oak and includes a small percentage of some of the other Bordeaux varietals (Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenère). label schl

Two other fun facts about the evening with Schlumberger.  They announced that they are hosting a Halloween (Hallowine) Open House tonight (Oct. 29th), and they also let attendees taste their 2006 Pinot Noir which is made from the ONLY pinot noir wines in Dry Creek!

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One Response to Michel Schlumberger Wines Rock at SSU

  1. Jim Morris says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the estate and you liked our wines. Just one minor point of clarification–we do charge for our tours and tastings. Half of our Estate Tour and Tasting fees goes to Healdsburg Education Foundation to promote music and the arts in public schools. Not only do we pride ourselves on our amazing physical terrior but on our human terrior with our great staff and support of local groups. And farming organically and living in complete harmony with our surroundings is pretty cool too.

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