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Shafer Winery and Vineyards Visit

Set against the backdrop of Stags Leap Palisades lays Shafer Vineyards established by John Shafer in 1973 and is now in the guiding hands of his son, Doug Shafer.  We visited their new tasting room that looks down on the … Continue reading

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Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2015

On our last trip to Napa Valley, we were invited to Grgich Hills during their celebration of the “Judgement in Paris 1976” when Miljenko “Mike” Grgich shocked the world with his crafted 1973 Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena that beat the … Continue reading

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Merryvale Petite Sirah 2016

We recently opened up a bottle of 2016 Merryvale Petite Sirah from Juliana Vineyard of Pope Valley. Did you know that Pope Valley is the largest producer of grapes for Napa Valley wines? It is not a separate AVA, it … Continue reading

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Alpha Omega Proprietary Red 2013

What’s better than a nice 2013 Proprietary Red Blend from Alpha Omega, prosciutto, Manchego cheese, and Spanish Marcona almonds! We also had some Sicily’s Castelvetrano olives but Jim ate all of them so we had none for the picture – … Continue reading

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Miner Family  2016 Emily Cabernet Sauvignon

My wife surprised me with a Miner Family  2016 Emily Cabernet Sauvignon. I let this wine sit in the wine cooler for a few weeks. Don’t know if other people have had issues with opening wine after shipping, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Hill 2014

Traveling Tuesday brings us back to Napa Valley for a visit we made to Rutherford Hill Winery and brought home a 2014 Limited Release Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. We opened this baby up, let it decant for 2 hours and boy … Continue reading

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Calla Lily Vineyards

There lays a vineyard nestled in the hills of Pope Valley on the edge of Howell Mountain AVA, Calla Lily Vineyards, producing some exceptional red wines. The winery was built in 2010 and is a fully equipped and modern winery. … Continue reading

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Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012

                            This is the last post on wines enjoyed from the terrace overlooking the Joseph Phelps vineyards. We saved the best for last!  The Joseph Phelps Vineyard … Continue reading

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Joseph Phelps Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

                            While sitting on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Joseph Phelps, Mario our wine ambassador, brought one of my favorite wines to taste, 2016 Estate Cabernet … Continue reading

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Joseph Phelps Pastoral Pinot Noir 2015

                            Thinking back to the Pinot Noirs we tasted during our visit to Joseph Phelps,  they were all very excellent! The 2015 Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir from … Continue reading

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