Cavallo Point

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DRINK – Tasting the “new generation”

Now this is the way to hold a seminar…with wine tasting between and even during sessions.  Three California wine organizations held this event at Cavallo Point (in Ft. Baker on the Marin side of the Golden Gate).  The 40-something and younger winemakers were pouring their wines, and talking it up on subjects ranging from wine styles to the impact of social media.  They’re a passionate, dedicated group and their wines are worth discovering, or trying again.  Karl Wente’s wearing thong sandals, which pretty much sums up the casual laid back atmosphere for me.  One vintner said he thinks the California style is going back to the basics, with natural yeasts and fermentations. Star Lane and Dierberg Estate Winery – winemaker Nick de Luca was pouring a ’08 Dierberg Chard that was crisp and fruity, with a kiss of barrel. I’ve been to the Star Lane ranch property, in the Santa Ynez…