Koi Pond at Chateau Montelena

Our Weekend in Sonoma Part Calistoga

Well.  It has been a few months since we wrote about our March trip to Sonoma and Napa.  We’ve been busy working on paying projects to support our wine habit.  While we were in Calistoga we visited Chateau Montelena and […]

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Craggy Range Aerial View Made in New Zealand Featuring Craggy Range

Made in New Zealand Featuring Craggy Range

Over at NewZealandWineFan.com, we've reviewed Craggy Range.  We tasted their pinot noir at Made in New Zealand last March.  You can read our full review

RN Estate 2015 Chardonnay Solomon Hills Santa Maria Valley

This is Roger Nicolas’s first chardonnay and it sure is a winner. Aromas of wet slate and lemon curd lead gently to more minerality on the palate with

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Artistes

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Artistes

We are long-time members of the RN Estate wine club. Today, as I was browsing the Eurocave™ I spotted this beauty on the shelf. Before I write about

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 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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