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

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

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

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).

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 and 2010

RN Estate Vertical 2009 and 2010 Fiddlestix

Yesterday was my birthday. To celebrate we opened two bottles of RN Estate pinot noir. These bottles are both from the justifiably-famous Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Santa Rita

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