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2017 Elevation Ten • Part 3

May 16th, 2018 | No Comments

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 3 (lost footage) This was the end of a warm summer day in the central valley. Enjoying a cold, dainty Chenin Blanc followed by a delightfully balanced Rosé was just what the doctor ordered. Sometimes tasting give you just the right thing at the right time to remind you that […]

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 2

April 21st, 2018 | No Comments

The open threshold almost suggested it had just what I needed on this particular day. A warm greeting, a smile, the involuntary long exhale with accompanied shoulder drop and the environment for the perfect conversation.

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 1

March 27th, 2018 | No Comments

Thought lost to digital gremlins, I'm happy to share my tasting from Fall 2017 at Elevation Ten Winery.

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 3

November 20th, 2017 | No Comments

2017 Three Wine Company • Part 3 Who doesn’t love a good winery tour? I had the fortuitous experience at the end of my tasting with Matt at Three Wine Company. In walks the Assistant Winemaker Carolyn and she offered to pour us their current Carignan vertical. This is literally one of my favorite wine […]

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 2

October 29th, 2017 | No Comments

When your tasting exits Chardonnay and enters Zin... you know you just punched the fun ticket. Who said wine cologne? Is that a real thing?

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 1

October 15th, 2017 | No Comments

An intimate weekday tastings where the commotion of the weekend was replaced with focused wine tasting love.

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 […]

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. […]

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc

February 13th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc  A regal peach nose. Smells absolutely delightful. Thank goodness the peach continues through the palate. It would have been sad to see it go. Some clean bitter twinkles on the rear palate. Finishes quickly. Doesn’t hang around for a long curtain call. Crisp ending. Great idea for the […]

Valley of the Moon 2010 Barbera

January 8th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2010 Barbera There be big aromatics in there! Sweet, over ripe cherries jump from the glass. Wow… hello! Maybe some plum and cocoa making the nose nice and round.  It definitely has depth. The palate starts with a little spice and a bit of oak. The cherries can’t help but continue […]