Saturday, July 07, 2007
Just got off the phone with Michael Taylor Moore -- no relation to the moviemaker.
First time I heard of this Moore was at a science fiction convention in the TriCities in Washington -- my wife and I wanted to do a winery tour, and somebody said, "You gotta go see the Wine Nazi." (For those of you who never watched Seinfeld, the reference might not resonate, but it was not an insult to call him this.)
So we dropped round and were mightily impressed. Best wines I ever tasted, white or red. I wrote about him for one of the Net Force novels -- here is what I said: Net Force exerpt.
Anyway, Mike has just bought some property near Santa Barbara, CA, and he's building another winery there.
He's calling his wines from WA Heritage now, but you can still link to the Blackwood site.
If you like European-style wines, Moore's stuff will knock your socks off. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Once he gets the new place up and running, it will be the place to go in SoCal for wine. He'll have them lined up along Hwy 101 for miles to get in ...