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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. We got January off to a good start by spending a day […]

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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

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

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

Passalacqua 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon TJ Passalacqua Vineyard Dry Creek Valley

We probably waited too long to open this. The aromas are a bit flat, featuring redwood bark and ripe Santa Rosa plums. The palate is multi-layered, opening with

RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Trois Cépages

Opened a bottle of RN Estate 2009 Cuvée des Trois Cépages tonight and it is terrific. Aromas of black cherries, blackberries and a hint of licorice. Long, complex

Heitz Bottles Heitz Cellart Vertical at Artisan

Heitz Cellars Vertical at Artisan

On October 8 our very good friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us for an exceptional tasting event. They were hosting a Heitz Cellars Vertical at Artisan. Heitz

Heitz Bottles Heitz Cellart Vertical at Artisan

Heitz Cellars Visits Artisan

October 8 was a special day at Artisan Wine Depot.  Heitz Cellars was pouring a vertical of their cabernets.  The oldest was 1998 (!!).  We'll post a full

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