2 Hours & 21 Bottles of Pinot Noir Wine

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Two hours and 21 bottles of Pinot Noir later, we found our winners, seven good and interesting wines to offer our yacht club. As chairs of our yacht club wine committee we have a mighty job, tasting wine and finding vino for our members.  After your snickering subsides, think about tasting this many bottles of […]

A Bottle of Sangiovese Wine, From Lompoc?

While the winemakers of Santa Rita Hills (near Lompoc) specialize in good bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine, there is one local winemaker declaring his winery a House of Sangiovese. This caught our eye while exiting Foxen Canyon, preparing to explore Santa Rita Hills. On a beautifully winter sunny Sunday morning, we saunterd into an […]

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 Club With a Twist At Orange Coast Winery

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Oh, the joy of seeking out a good bottle of wine. Orange Coast Winery wine club has a new twist on the wine club concept and we tested it for the first time on a recent Friday night. Most wineries won’t empower you to choose wine for your shipment. Instead, they’ll ship a collection of […]

A Good Bottle of Wine in the OC – Giracci Vinyards & Farm

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Of the three wineries producing a good bottle of wine in Orange County, Giracci Vineyards & Farm  is the prettiest, and most similar to a traditional wine estate. The similarity of all three wine makers? Besides working in the OC, they are blending grape from Paso Robles. Giracci sits in the canyons east of Yorba […]

Orange County Bottle of Wine – In Our Backyard

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Can you find a bottle of wine by a vintner skilled at making good vino from disparate places like Temecula, Lodi and California’s central coast?  We found that vintner, right in our backyard, that can blend great bottles of wine from dissimilar grapes. And, he’s here in Orange County. Orange Coast Cellars is related to […]

Critter Wine Worth The Taste – Rabbit Ridge of Paso Robles

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Over the years former Wall Street Journal columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter lamented wineries choosing animals for their wine bottle labels. They labeled them ‘Critter Wines.’   As you can see by their recent Facebook quip (quoted here)  they still are not big fans of ‘Critter Wines.’ “Critter wines! Noooooooooooo. We thought maybe we’d put […]