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Colene Clemens aerial view

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 bright acid and spicy tannins. Long finish with notes of five spice […]

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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.

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.

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

Murder Ridge Logo Murder Ridge at Family Winemakers 2017

Murder Ridge at Family Winemakers 2017

Murder Ridge won our award for Most Original Name in our overview of Family Winemakers 2017. But they would not have made the list if their wines hadn’t

Pier 27 view Family Winemakers 2017 Stay On Message

Family Winemakers 2017 Stay True To Your Terroir

This is our overview article about the Family Winemakers Tasting 2017 event. We’ve attended and reviewed these event organizers a few times in the past (most notably in

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

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

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

Lynmar Tasting Room In The RainFeatured

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

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