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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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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

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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

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.

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

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California Wine Country Fire Resources

[Updated 21 October 2017 12:25 GMT-8] Here are some resources via the Palo Alto JCC: https://my.jewishfed.org/emergency/north-bay-wildfire-emergency-fund https://campnewman.org/support-newman/newmanstrong/ [Updated 13 October 2017 18:25 GMT-8] As you undoubtedly know, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties are

Dawn and Bill Williamson A Unique Experierience At Williamson Wines

A Unique Experierience At Williamson Wines

Williamson Wines was the top new find on our trip to Sonoma. After a few wines, co-founder Dawn Williamson joined us at the table for a lively conversation.

Tom, Ginger, Tony, and Norma

Three Days in Sonoma County

We met my brother Tom and his wife Ginger in Windsor for three days of wine-tasting and conversation. This is the overview of our three days in Sonoma

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France Visits Artisan

Artisan Wine Depot was kind enough to invite us to their tasting of French wines imported by Martine Saunier. Several were impressive. None were flawed. Here’s what the

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 we visited at Family Winemakers 2017. (Dancing Coyote is the second.) Located in East Sacramento, the official name is

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