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Sonoma County

Folie à Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy… especially when you find a great inexpensive wine.  Deck time to me usually involves grilling up various meats and veggies, lounging on the deck, and sipping a vino.  One often looks to chilled whites and rosés during the warm temps, but I often look for bold reds.  Zinfandel is … Continue reading »

Categories: California, Reds, Region, Sonoma County, Variatal, zinfandel | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Reviewing some of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017

The list is out in the latest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017.  Many of these wines are available locally, and many are on your neighborhood grocer’s shelves.  I chose to look at the grocer’s liquor department for some of these wines.  I found six, and picked up one of … Continue reading »

Categories: blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Lodi, merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, syrah shiraz, Uncategorized, Washington, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Napa and Sonoma Counties, 2016 – The Best Experiences

When you visit any areas producing wine, the things you remember most are not necessarily the WINE.  The experiences enjoyed while visiting wineries, looking at the wonderful scenery, and taking in the local cuisine, remain in your fond memories for years.  This year, we planned well enough ahead to get some great private tastings and … Continue reading »

Categories: Napa Valley, Russian River, Sonoma County, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) 2011

From March 14, 2013   Ah, cometh the spring and soon, warmth.  Warmth means deck wines, and we all know that deck wines keep us smiling in the sun even when the temp climbs.  In sampling many of the 2011 whites, I’ve found that it’s going to be a super vintage.  Sauvignon Blank (or Fume … Continue reading »

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