Hand-Picked Selections – July

Wineries: Goosecross Cellars - One of my favorites for under-the-radar Napa blends, Sauvignon Blanc and a lovely limited Rosé offering. Check out my winery experience here! Hand-picked Selection #1: Rosé by Lucy 2018 $34 - With dry rosé's being what most people are asking for these days this one no doubt hits the spot. With all... Continue Reading →

J Vineyards and Winery – Russian River

Although I used to sell J Vineyard wines and have done a couple different tastings and tours here, this by far was the most special - a true guest experience in all it's cheese and food pairing glory thanks to renown Chef Carl Shelton. Trade hospitality is always so fun and educational but this time... Continue Reading →

Francis Ford Coppola Winery – Sonoma

Built for either the ultimate family experience in wine country or a pool-side cabin trip with your girlfriends, Francis Ford Coppola Winery has more to offer than I even realized. All together the estate boasts a full day's worth of activities with an endless array of wines - stylistically - to suit anyone's personal preferences.... Continue Reading →

Gloria Ferrer, Carneros AVA

Back to Carneros! We actually arrived at the perfect time for viewers of this blog to see exactly why Carneros is just right for Pinot and Chard. Enter #KarltheFog. Being a San Franciscan we all know Karl, but wino's forget that he is what makes these grapes maintain their acidity throughout the growing season. Exactly... Continue Reading →

Aonair, Conn Valley

Since you're ALL probably asking the same question, it's pronounced ā-ō-nair. Gaelic for one man, it reflects the hands-on nature of winemaking and the cohesive nature of one man's vision, the vision of Grant Long Jr. When I knew I was headed in this direction and going to be legitimately in the mountains of Napa I... Continue Reading →

Matanzas Creek, Bennett Valley

I found myself at this winery when I was leaving downtown Santa Rosa, not far from the 101 but still a windy little adventure. You'll be led to a magical place surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides, this enchanting feeling you're entering a storybook setting. Bennett Valley is one of the most romantic AVA's... Continue Reading →

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