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┬áprodigious 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 […]

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 […]

Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery

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Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Lake County. Our warmer weather produces a different grape for winemakers. So we’ve been visiting with some of the locals to find some interesting regional […]

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. […]

Ancient Vine Carignane – An Out of the Ordinary Taste of Wine

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While visiting┬áSonoma County recently, we found an old friend we hadn’t seen for years. At the very southern bottom of the county there is a winery we visited over 10 years ago, at the beginning of our wine journey – Cline Cellars. Back then our tastes struggled with the heavy tannins in many California wines. […]