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Garagiste Northern Exposure in Sonoma Preview Part 1

On May 12 we traveled north to the town of Sonoma for the first Garagiste event north of Paso Robles: Garagiste Northern Exposure.  And we were not disappointed.  We found eight new wineries, each producing at least one pinot noir.  […]

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Two GSMs from Dilecta

Dilecta was one of our discoveries on our trip to Paso Robles in January.  Following the recommendation of Wills and Kath Carter (proprietors and hosts at the fabulous Canyon Villa), we visited the winery for a delightful hour of tasting […]

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The Sean Minor Team

Sean Minor Returns

[Editor: Mr. Minor never really left.  What went missing was the author’s brain.] We were excited to get an e-mail from this old favorite.  And we were even more thrilled to discover that Sean is still making pinot noir.  We […]

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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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Everyday Pinot Noir

The Sean Minor Team

Sean Minor Returns

[Editor: Mr. Minor never really left.  What went missing

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

Wine Events

Walking In

Garagiste Northern Exposure in Sonoma Preview Part 1

On May 12 we traveled north to the town

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

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