Another Lake County, California wine producer I’ve tried out is Langtry Estate & Vineyards. This estate winery has a large estate (over 23,000 acres) that spans from Lake County to the Napa Valley. The winery at Langtry has been producing wine since 1981, and has a wide selection of wines. Langtry has two different labels that they produce; Langtry and Guenoc. Most of the Guenoc wines are made with estate grown Guenoc Valley grapes. Recently, I tried their 2009 Guenoc Petit Sirah. This was a full-bodied wine with a deep purple color. With aromas of toasty oak and ripe black fruit, it had a nice smooth finish with a hint of spicy blackberry. Overall I thought this was a nice wine and for $15 it was definitely a great deal.
I also tried the Guenoc 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. At $12, this was nicely balanced and had a nose of citrus and tropical fruit, and a finish that reminded me of fresh grapefruit. It was quite a refreshing glass of wine, and paired nicely with seared sea scallops. Both of these wines are very good and definitely worth checking out. I’ve been impressed with wines from Lake County, CA thus far, and I’m looking forward to trying more.