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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 tannins, excellent acid balance and tons of fruit. Even if you think […]

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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

Dante Robere 2012 Roberitage

Dante Robere was one of our Livermore Valley discoveries a few years ago.  We joined their wine club for a few years, then noticed that they were heading

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

Dante Robere's Dan Rosenberg An Afternoon in the Livermore Valley

An Afternoon in the Livermore Valley

[Edited May 18 per a correction from Steve Burman of 3Steves Winery.] On June 1, we traveled to the Livermore Valley. Our excuse was that we needed to pick

Pinot Lineup

High End Red Wine at Artisan

How could we resist a tasting of high end red wines at Artisan Wine Depot? We couldn't and didn't.  The lineup included five pinots, four cabs, and three

Tony Sniffs Cabernet aroma at Steve Kent Winery

Steve Kent Wine Club – Who knew? Cabernet Heaven in Livermore

Relax — this isn’t a “I got it and you can’t have it” message.  Consider it a recommendation for wine clubs and for the Steven Kent wine club

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