Tablas Creek vineyard workers

Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas

“Like a French Rhône, only good!” were the first words out of my mouth.  The Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas opens with aromas of smoke, leather, and black cherries.  The palate is black raspberry, cassis,  black tea, and sweet […]

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Bob Bossi and Dan Rosenberg

Dante Robere 2012 Reserve Syrah

Rummaging in our Eurocave I ran across this goodie. It’s been a while since we visited Dante Robere, one of the best wineries in the Livermore Valley.  The Dante Robere 2012 Reserve Syrah was excellent after decanting. Smoke and black […]

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Colene Clemens aerial view

Colene Clemens Vineyard 2014 Dopp Creek (Chehalem Mountain) Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot recommended the Colene Clemens Dopp Creek pinot noir. Lush aromas of strawberries and dark fruit. Lush, dense palate of black cherries with bright acid and spicy tannins. Long finish with notes of five spice […]

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A Day in Paso Robles

When William and Katherine invited us to spend two nights at The Canyon Villa, we jumped at the chance. As always, the food, friendship, and accommodations were superb. We got January off to a good start by spending a day […]

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Knez 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir

Major Year End Bargain From Knez

We’ve reviewed Knez Winery before.  They were  a major find on our jaunt to the Anderson Valley.  Now they’re offering a year end bargain that’s hard to resist. Their 2013 Anderson Valley Knez Reserve pinot noir is made from a […]

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Everyday Pinot Noir

Knez 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir

Major Year End Bargain From Knez

We've reviewed Knez Winery before.  They were  a major

Trader Joe’s 2014 “Petit Reserve” Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took

Mud House Crew Relaxing

Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud

Picton Bay

Two Bargains from Trader Joe

We occasionally buy some wine at Trader Joe's. But

Luli Pinot Noir

Luli Wines Are Welcome Additions

After a tasting at Artisan Wine Depot, we were

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Bob, Kelly, and Sarah Smerling Cabana Winery at Family Winemakers 2017

Cabana Winery and Bistro at Family Winemakers 2017

Cabana is the first of two central valley wineries

Pier 27 view Family Winemakers 2017 Stay On Message

Family Winemakers 2017 Stay True To Your Terroir

This is our overview article about the Family Winemakers

Domaine Anderson at the Festival Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part

The Venue at Goldeneye Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part

Stanford Art, Wine, and Music Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Ah, retirement.  What retirement? We've been busy with a

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