Because of all the traffic, by the time we got to Gotts, which was the beginning of our day, we were starving. Nick and I managed to finish all of this food and we weren't even stuffed to the point of being uncomfortable. We may need to think about shrinking our stomachs.
Friday, June 03, 2011
Napa with friends
On Saturday Nick and I went to Napa with a bunch of friends. We first ate at Gott's Roadside and then went to a few wineries. It was a pretty cool experience when we went to Trefethen winery. Because it was Memorial Day weekend, Napa was pretty crowded. This winery, though off the beaten path, was no exception. We had a group of eight people so it was a little difficult just to walk in and ask for a table. At Trefethen, we were milling around the waiting area sipping our complimentary glass (for waiting) when the manager decided that she liked us. She took us into the VIP room for a private tasting. We sat at a huge dining room table in cushy chairs and were surrounded by hundreds of barrels of wine. She had said that they reserve the room for all of the Reserve Tasting reservations and their Twilight Tasting that they hold on Friday evenings which is $100 a seat. The building looked like an old barn that they had transformed into a wine cellar. She later even took us up to the top floor and opened the big loft door to show us the view. The manager was great and gave us an extra wine to taste; one that was part of their reserve collection and $100 a bottle. Admittedly, I thought the wine was awesome, but if I didn't know it was a $100 bottle I would have just thought it was like all of their other wines. We lucked out and got our tastings for only $10! Usually the Reserve Tasting is $25 for five wines. Their regular $10 tasting is for four wines. Including our complimentary tasting for waiting in the lobby, we had seven different tastings. Needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves. I really like their wine and will definitely go back to get more whenever I get a fabulous new job (fingers crossed). I liked it enough to spend $250 for six bottles and I currently do not have a fabulous new job, so that's telling you something. I then purchased another two bottles for $85 at my favorite tasting room. It was an expensive day, but a lot of fun. It's just a good thing that we don't go up there often.