Tom, Ginger, Tony, and Norma

Three Days in Sonoma County

We met my brother Tom and his wife Ginger in Windsor for three days of wine-tasting and conversation. This is the overview of our three days in Sonoma County. We discovered a  really good winery that was new to us: […]

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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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Jackson Family Wines at Artisan

A few months ago, Siduri was bought by Jackson Family Wines. This group, home of the Kendall-Jackson brand, was a project of the late Jess Jackson. His partner,

Novy Wines

Novy Family Winery 2012 Papera Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel

Novy Family Winery 2012 Papera Vineyard Russian River Valley zinfandel. Not yet released, price probably around $30. Aromas of blackberries, smoke and spice, followed by a mouthful of

The Two 2012s

Early Look at the 2012s

Friday we visited our friends at the Artisan Wine Depot in search of pinot noir.  James informed me that a few 2012 pinot noir vintages had arrived.  Specifically,

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