Lettie Teague Needs to Get Out More

Lettie Teague is the wine columnist for the Wall Street Journal.  Her latest effort bears the title “Our Favorite California Wine Region (That No One Knows About).” Reading a bit we discovered she was talking about the Santa Lucia Highlands.  […]

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A Lynmar Horizontal

Confession: we have somehow accumulated a large number of bottles of Lynmar 2014 pinots in our Eurocave. So we’re creating space. This will be the first of several

Heitz Cellar 2010 Trailside Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We’ve had this for a year or two and decided to open it for Easter dinner. Aromas of vanilla, plums, and other dark fruit. On the palate silky

Wow Wine Country Dawn Featured Balletto Vineyards Has Great Wine and an All-American Success Story

Balletto Vineyards Has Great Wine and
an All-American Success Story

Balletto mainly grows grapes. They keep ten percent for their use. And their wines are pretty terrific. Not to mention reasonably priced. All their wines are estate grown

The Spire Collection Is More Than Just Maggy Hawk

Our first stop -- and the motivation for this trip -- was at the Spire Collection in Calistoga.  This operation is owned by Jackson Family Wines.  We've written

Bradrona in New Zealand

Bradrona? BRADRONA? Read on. Belden Barns remains one of our favorite new discoveries from a few years ago. Nate Belden and his lovely wife Lauren Hirshfield Belden are currently

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Our Weekend in Sonoma and Napa

We traveled north on February 17. Our main objective was the Spire Collection tasting of wines from Maggy Hawk. A full review will be coming shortly. This is

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

Available in the greater Silicon Valley area, we took a chance on this one and were richly rewarded. This is a major bargain at $7.99 a bottle. And

Mud House Crew Relaxing

Mud House 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Artisan Wine Depot was offering a deal on Mud House 2014 Central Otago pinot noir at $16 per bottle. (The link is to our full review on New

Kramer Vineyards “Celebrate” Müller-Thurgood Sparkler

We visited Kramer Vineyards a few years back on our Oregon adventure. And we brought home up a bottle of their "Celebrate" Müller-Thurgood Sparkler ($22 for the 2014 vintage).

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