Few people encompass my own ideal of the American Dream better than Ulises Valdez of @valdezfamilywines Since coming from Mexico in 1985 he has risen to the ranks of Sonoma Counties best and most sought after vineyard managers, working extensively with Paul Hobbs and Mark Aubert. In 2004 the Valdez Family began making wine with the help of Hobbs, opening their winery in 2010, with a focus on Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Focused yet balanced with a slightly restrained style for a zin, the 2013 St. Peter’s Church Vineyard Zinfandel is not your everyday fruitbomb of jam. This is a seriously good stuff, and I’m looking forward to future release as @la.enologa has taken over as winemaker.
This thought provoking zin goes perfectly with my favorite album to relax to, The Young Persons Guide to King Crimson, from the original 1975 pressing. The pride of my record collection, this features the best versions of many King Crimson songs. Greg Lake was definitely their best vocalists in my opinion, plus this has the original live recording of I Talk to the Wind with Judy Dyble singing beautifully. As far as I know this is the only time it was released, and puts the studio version to shame. #wineandvinyl #valdezwines #zinfandel #sonomacounty #alexandervalley #hugheswinesales #vinyl #kingcrimson #kingcrimsonvinyl #uturnaudio #drinkredwine #damnthatsgood #moreplease