Lasseter Family Winery Chemin de Fer Red Blend 2014, Sonoma Valley California USA
Nancy and John Lasseter first met at a computer graphics conference in San Francisco in 1985. They shared a love of storytelling, and soon discovered they both loved wine as well. Each was already in a brown bag tasting group – John at Pixar, and Nancy at Apple. In pursuit of this mutual passion, they would often escape to Wine Country for romantic getaways, and they chose bountiful Sonoma County for their honeymoon. In the early ‘90’s they sought to put down roots in a small town where they could raise their five children, and it followed naturally that Sonoma Valley would become their home. The, shortly after establishing themselves in the community, they caught the winemaking bug. Driven by their devotion to wine, they quickly got to work on what would soon become a fruitful new venture. By 1997 they were bottling up their own Bordeaux blend to give out as Christmas gifts, and soon enough, the Lasseter Family Winery was born.
The Chemin de Fer red blend is made in the Southern Rhône style with a focus on Grenache. Fruit forward and food friendly, this wine evokes memories of the Lasseters’ relaxing train travel through France and the old world blends enjoyed on their journeys.