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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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Koi Zen Cellars Baby B2 2017

We had the pleasure of tasting a local San Diego winery, Koi Zen Cellars in Carmel Mountain. The 2017 Baby B2 is a Bordeaux style blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec and 26% Cabernet Franc. Cabernet rules! We popped … Continue reading

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Orin Swift Red Blend

This Orin Swift wine is called 75,864 Miles Red.  Now you’re wondering why 75,864 miles, it’s the culmination of miles travel.  From vineyards to vineyards, to different regions of California to pick the grapes and make the wines!  Orin Swift … Continue reading

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San Antonio Winery

Have you visited San Antonio Winery, the oldest winery in Los Angeles? Founded in 1917, this is the most awarded winery in California.  Richard remembers going there with his parents in the 60s, a five hour round trip drive, just … Continue reading

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Petra Zingari Toscana Sangiovese 2015

Well it is the start of grilling season for me and I can’t think of a better beginning than Portobello Mushroom Pizza’s. And what better wine to go with pizza than a Sangiovese blend from Italy.  Dark cherry, plum, chocolate … Continue reading

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La Prevostura 2015

This 2015 Nebbiolo wine is from Italy’s Piedmont region, a La Prevostura Coste della Sesia “Muntacc”.   This Nebbiolo wine is grown on the La Prevostura hills by the Bellini brothers whose first vintage was in 2009.  The wine is aged … Continue reading

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Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

For the Cabernet lovers out there, we are talking about the 2015 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon today! Whitehall Lane Winery and Vineyards is a local family-owned and operated winery in Rutherford Appellation of Napa Valley, dedicated to growing and making … Continue reading

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Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

We learned that grapes 🍇 from the Quintessa vineyard that aren’t used in their wines make their way to Faust Vineyards (they keep the grapes in the family). This wine is young and might not be at the Quintessa level, … Continue reading

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Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

We always like to bring out the big, bold Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to get the weekend started. We selected one of our favorite vineyards, Silverado, to enjoy winemaker Jon Emmerich’s best Cabernet, “Solo”. This is our wives favorite too! … Continue reading

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St. Supéry Dollarhide Elevation 2015

We had the opportunity to open up a bottle of St. Supéry Dollarhide Elevation 2015 and it was very exciting!  We love the wines from  St. Supéry,  especially the Dollarhide Ranch series. The deep and dark colors of the Cabernet … Continue reading

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