Salinas Valley’s Bottle of Wine – Monterey’s Scheid Vineyards

As spring approaches, so do bottle of wine deliveries. Three club deliveries arrived in the last week, Denner, Scheid and Hahn. Scheid Vineyards is in Monterey County, sheltered on the leeward side of the Santa Lucia Range of mountains. It’s part of the Salinas Valley, one of California’s golden spots for farming.  They have vineyards stretching […]

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 […]

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

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While visiting Sonoma 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. […]