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Nate in the barn Belden Barns 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Belden Barns 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

We’ve written about these folks quite a bit over the years.  About a week ago we got our wine club shipment.  The pinots can wait but the lure of the Belden Barns 2017 sauvigvnon blanc ($26) proved irresistable. And we […]

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Piper at Chef Chus

Piper-Heidsieck Visits Chef Chu’s With Artisan

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us to a special food and champagne pairing on September 19. The champagne was from Piper-Heidsieck with their local expert and

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Two GSMs from Dilecta

Dilecta was one of our discoveries on our trip to Paso Robles in January.  Following the recommendation of Wills and Kath Carter (proprietors and hosts at the fabulous

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

Bob Bossi and Dan Rosenberg

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

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.

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

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