There's nothing like a Sunday afternoon in wine country to put you in the holiday spirit and get you ready for the new year. Taking in the scenery while enjoying a few glasses of Napa Valley wine is the best way to decompress from all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Last... Continue Reading →
As we approach the Oakland Wine Festival’s Kick-Off Tasting and Soiree featuring Chappellet Vineyards and Sonoma-Loeb, and as the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival, which will be held on July 15, draws near, my conversation with the legendary Cyril Chappellet, could not have come at a better time. Cyril, the CEO and President of Chappellet... Continue Reading →
Fall Wine Review Part One
It is fall, and of course that time of the year when red wines really blossom. I have tasted a variety of wines so far this fall, and wanted to share with you some of my favorites. Name: Trapiche Oak Cast Varietal: 100% Malbec Vintage: 2014 Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina Alcohol: 14% Price: Less than $10... Continue Reading →
Birthday Tasting at Kenzo Estate
I most enjoy the scenery when driving to wine country. Such was especially true on my birthday drive up to Kenzo Estate in Napa. My route from Sacramento took Hubby and I through the Suisun Valley, onto beautiful, mountainous roads. At a certain point, cell service to our phones completely went out. The strikingly beautiful culprit... Continue Reading →
Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting 2016
Sunday, May 15th, made for an exciting afternoon when hundreds of guests gathered for the North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting event at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA. A beautiful, sunny day makes for the perfect backdrop to an outdoor event featuring the gold medal winning wines from this year's competition, paired with delectable treats from eight... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Radius Merlot
I have a large group of friends and family whose palate much prefers the taste of sweeter wines than anything else. I put forth my best effort to come across wines that help them to transition to other varietals. While shopping for some great deals in Total Wine, I came across a Merlot listed as... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Where Did You Come From?…………….
Sonoma Valley has really become a favorite area of mine to enjoy wine! I have no idea when or where I bought this but I am so glad I did!! It is a red blend from Emery Estate that contains Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah grape varietals. There are very... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Besieged………………..
Besieged is defined as 1. surround with armed forces in order to capture it; 2. crowd around oppressively (Google) The grapes in this wine have definitely crowded around me, captured me and forced me to surrender. Is is made with many bold grapes that include Carignane, Petite Sirah, Zinfindel, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet and Barbera. They... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Starting Again……………..
Wow! My last post was in July!!! I cannot believe it has been so long since I have written a single word. Life for me has been incredibly BUSY!! Full time job plus three kids plus husband equals three FULL TIME JOBS!! I have not taken a break in a long while. This past weekend,... Continue Reading →