Michael Gansl Holds First Wines Of Reason Wine Tasting Event With 9 California and Oregon Wines

We tasted nine wines plus we started with a Sharffenberger Sparkling wine from Mendocino, California to open up our palettes.

The goal was to compare the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the Sonoma Coast, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles/Sta. Rita Hills and the Willamette Valley/Oregon and understand the expression of the two varietals in each region, and compare their similarities and differences.

It was a great evening for all, and I could tell which wines people enjoyed most, by seeing how much or how little was left in each bottle!

Want to learn more about what wines we drank? Click here for our tasting list and click here for a tasting notes worksheet.