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Corison Winery • St. Helena, Napa Valley

October 20th, 2016 | No Comments

In September of this year I headed to Napa to meet a few new wineries. My visit took me to the busy “HWY” side of Napa Valley as opposed to the (Silverado) “Trail” side. The HWY side is generally busier and more crowded and I don’t like crowds nor busy when tasting. However, I have […]

Ridge Vineyards • Healdsburg, Sonoma

July 17th, 2016 | No Comments

It was a wonderful, not too balmy, summer afternoon, when I finally made it back to Ridge Vineyards. I first visited Ridge while attending the ZAP Simply Summer Celebration in 2014.  The event was held in their beautiful vineyard so I never got a chance to visit their tasting room nor taste any of their […]

Acquiesce Vineyards • Lodi, CA

September 11th, 2015 | No Comments

Acquiesce Vineyards • Lodi, CA In my wine adventures, I strive to visit as many new wineries as possible. I think I’ve become a bit compulsive. However, I must admit that I have come to appreciate revisiting wineries more and more. (Never thought I would admit that.) On return visits, you see, hear and feel […]

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR

August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR Oregon has become an absolute wine destination. Willamette Valley has led this charge with a consistent track record for pumping our great Pinots. However, just North of the California border, in the shadow of Mount Shasta, lie the towns of Ashland and Medford. These two small towns are surrounded […]

Markham Vineyards • St. Helena, CA

May 27th, 2015 | No Comments

Markham Vineyards • St. Helena, CA There are so many wineries to choose from in Napa that you could spend a month exploring and not exhaust the bounties of experiences waiting to be discovered. Markham Vineyards is one of those, “let’s pull in here” wineries that you leaved pleased as punch that you did. In […]

Borra Vineyards 2012 Red Fusion Blend

April 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment

Borra Vineyards 2012 Red Fusion Blend Chocolate covered raspberries in the nose. No wait… cherries… No wait… I do believe I have underestimated this cunning blend. Definitely some complexity here where I was expecting a solid table wine. A lovely structure as it sits on the palate. Don’t rush it. A lovely structure. Precise. Substantial […]

Putah Creek Winery

April 14th, 2015 | No Comments

Putah Creek Winery Davis, California is a small college town just west of Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. University of California, Davis is one of the lesser known of California’s big universities. That is unless you are in the wine biz and fully understand the scope of their Viticulture program. For those of you that don’t, […]

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

April 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir I bright and crystal clear face on this juice. It sits in the glass as if it knows I am taking a picture. Picture perfect. The nose is full of bright, red fruit and herbs. The cranberries smell electric and tart. Once on the palate, they aim to please. […]