Reckless Wanderings At Total Wine

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Nosing Around An Unfamiliar Aisle Perusing The Chardonnay Offerings Let’s say someone wants to give you a good bottle wine and they gift you with the opportunity of choosing the bottle. Would you go down your list of favorites thinking of Zinfandels, Syrahs, Petite Sirahs or a GSM blend? Or would you take the reckless […]

California Central Coast Bottles of Wine

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California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. In California there are myriads of variations of each giving us a bounty of wine. It’s what we call, ‘The Golden Age of California Wine.’ […]

Kynsi Winery – Edna Valley

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An Edna Valley Bottle of Wine In A Tranquil Place Savoring Nature Watching the Hummingbird Circus while you savor a good bottle of wine at Kynsi Winery’s patio tasting room sealed the deal for us. Of the six wineries we visited in Edna Valley, this was the winery of the day. The Valley is a […]

Monterey Bottle of Wine – Hahn Vineyards

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Every appellation produces a distinctive bottle of wine, and the appellations in California’s Monterey area prove the point. We really enjoy the taste of wines from this region. They’re a little softer but can still be robust without heavy tannins or high alcohol levels. Last night we opened a bottle of 2010 Petite Sirah from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cucamonga Valley Filippi Family – Southern California Pioneer Wine Makers

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When you hear the word Cucamonga used in a song or a joke it implies it’s a far off distant land that really does not exist. It’s like referring to something as residing in the “The North 40.” Where is this place? The Cucamonga Valley does exist, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles where […]