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Ernest Vineayrds' Todd Gottula and Erin Brooks Pinotfest 2014 two to watch

Pinotfest 2014 Two to Watch

We were fortunate to be invited to the Pinotfest trade tasting November 21. We visited quite a few newcomers, some old favorites, and a few that we’d tried before but wanted to revisit. This is our Pinotfest 2014 two to […]

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Garagiste Saturday Grand Tasting

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: Two Pinots to Watch

We spent the first hour plus at the Saturday Garagiste grand tasting doing a tour of pinot noirs. And we found two to watch: Vinemark Cellars and Vino Vargas. We’ll review each in detail as time permits. But we wanted […]

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Laird Family Estate Tasting Room

Laird Family Estate

It’s been a while since our last article about the August 17 Family Winemakers Tasting in San Mateo. But there are more good wineries to be reviewed. Our excuse for the delay is that there are only 168 hours in […]

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Hawkster

A few weeks ago we reviewed Maggy Hawk. We discovered them at the Family Winemakers tasting in August. We were therefore prepared when we got the e-mail: the 2011 Hawkster was available. Here’s what owner Brooke Gadke said → Aromas of black cherries, […]

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David Gates, Eric Baugher, Paul Draper, and John Olney Still Zinful After All These Years

Still Zinful After All These Years

Atop the Santa Cruz Mountains at the end of a long, winding dirt road you’ll find Ridge Vineyards. They have been around as long as we’ve been in California. In fact, their website says the winery began its modern incarnation in 1962. […]

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