Alexander Valley – Seeking Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah Bottles of Wine

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From Rhone Style to Dry Italians To California New World Bottles of Wine From the Rhone Valley to Italy and all the way back to the New World wines of California, our recent trip through Alexander Valley¬† enabled us to sample bottles of wine from three very different perspectives. Immediately west of California’s Sonoma Valley […]

Seeking a Good Bottle of Buttery California Chardonnay Wine

Oh Bottle of Buttery Chardonnay Wine…. …..Where Art Thou? Searching for a good California bottle of Chardonnay wine is a¬†prodigious task. With all the great wine California produces, we are looking for a buttery bottle for our yacht club inventory. There are thousands of bottles of good wine from which to choose. Our search brought […]

A Bottle of Wine for Christmas (or even New Year!)

Would you go to Christmas dinner without a bottle of wine to share? If you are a reader of these columns, of course you would bring a bottle! Bringing a bottle of wine to Holiday dinner is just as important a tradition as dining on turkey at Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving this year Erin created a […]

Bottle of Wine From Eos Estates- They Finally Define An Identity

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The winemakers in the Paso Robles AVA make a great bottle of wine, and we’ve not written about them much even though it’s a favorite place for us to sample California wine. Since it is wine club delivery season, we’ll review one of the wineries in this area, Eos Estates, whose shipment just arrived. Eos […]

Bottle of Wine From deLorimier – An Alexander Valley Delight

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Dropping into Sonoma’s Alexander Valley searching for deLorimier Winery, you begin to think you’re going to taste a bottle of wine from a giant corporate behemoth. The winery is dwarfed by a silver gleaming glass and metal structure perched upon a hill overlooking the winery. It’s the local Indian gaming casino. deLorimier is part of […]

Bella Winery – The End of the Road in Healdsburg

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When wine tasting, you have to kiss in lot of ugly frogs (at the beginning of each flight) until you find your beautiful/handsome princess or prince at the end of the flight. Wineries always save the best for last. After a day of driving north through Healdsburg on West Dry Creek Road, tasting our way […]

Lambert Bridge – The $25 Sample Flight

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If a winemaker can command $25 for a flight of reserve wines, I think that’s wonderful for him (or her.) But it isn’t for me. A $25 for a wine tasting seems a bit high, especially when you are in Healdsburg and most wineries around you charge five dollars or offer a complementary sample flight. […]