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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 Canyon Villa), we visited the winery for a delightful hour of tasting […]

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The Sean Minor Team

Sean Minor Returns

[Editor: Mr. Minor never really left.  What went missing was the author’s brain.] We were excited to get an e-mail from this old favorite.  And we were even more

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

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.

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

La Baia Del Sol

Artisan Does Italy

It’s been a while since we visited Artisan Wine Depot. (For a retired couple we seem to be awfully busy.) But then we were invited to a tasting

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

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

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