Category Archives: Highly Rated

Long Shadow Pedestal 2007

This blog is for all of those consumer’s who after watching the movie “Sideway’s” decided they did not like the grape varietal Merlot. Guess what, ha ha keep hating because you are missing out on this fabulous varietal. If you … Continue reading

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National Cabernet Sauvignon Lover’s Day!

What is to LOVE about Cabernet Sauvignon? Let’s count the way’s: The three B’s:   BIG, BOLD, & BEAUTIFUL! With so many wine’s on the market how do you choose?  The first question I usually ask a client is how much … Continue reading

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Quintessa Wines and Winery Visit

What a great winery and tasting experience. This is quintessential!  They know how to make you feel special and appreciated.  This really gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.    A very nice lady gave us a private tour and tasting. … Continue reading

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Laurent Perrier Brut Rose Champagne…Sultry delight!

There is nothing better than popping open a great bottle of Rose before dinner or as an apertif.  Laurent Perrrier Brut Rose has been my personal favorite Rose for years.  A very competitive price for a Rose. Made with 100 … Continue reading

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Joseph Phelps Insignia and Backus Tasting

This winery is beautiful.  The terrace tasting overlooking the rolling vineyards was an experience.  You felt at such peace, it was so tranquil, and gorgeous.  We tasted through six different wines, as we enjoyed several hours of relaxation with incredible … Continue reading

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Refreshing Summer Wines, Highly Rated Great Value

Provenance 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, refreshing summer wine with tangerine, nectarine, hint of spice and great acidity.  Some honeydew notes. 91 WS rating My rating *** Price $22-$24   Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2009 One of my fave’s, peach, citrus, melon, toasty … Continue reading

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