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 hints of lemon and tropical fruit. A long finish with a slight […]

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Artisan Tasting Room Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Artisan

Friday, August 8, we were thrilled to attend a very special tasting of pinot noir and chardonnay at Artisan Wine Depot in Mountain View.  As co-owner James Tran said

David Gates, Eric Baugher, Paul Draper, and John Olney Still Zinful After All These Years

Still Zinful After All These Years

Atop the Santa Cruz Mountains at the end of a long, winding dirt road you'll find Ridge Vineyards. They have been around as long as we've been in California. In

Joanie Hudson pouring tastes

Pali Wines at Artisan Wine Depot

Our favorite local wine shop, Artisan Wine Depot, hosted a tasting of Pali wines on June 21.  We hurried over in anticipation of a delightful event.  We were

Cloud Valley Wines

Two Wine Bargains from Fresh and Easy

Two wine bargains from Fresh and Easy: a chardonnay and a pinot noir.  Plus a somewhat new business model. A couple of weeks ago, a Fresh and Easy supermarket

Stryker Sonoma Tasting Room

Pinot Noir Winery Crawl – Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek

What better excuse for a three-day crawl through Sonoma on July 20 – 24 than to observe our four-year wedding anniversary and to continue our search for the

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