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Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

In 1988, Mike Beatty and another prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owner started Howell Mountain Vineyards to produce their own wines and showcase their grapes....

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Wines of the Week: California’s North Coast

Wines of the Week: California’s North Coast

The Northern Coast of California is one of America’s premier regions for producing world-class wine.  Made up of sub-areas ranging from the famous Napa Valley...

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Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 5 – Alpha Omega Winery

Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 5 – Alpha Omega Winery

Alpha Omega winery is a special place.  Year after year, they produce wines of very impressive quality.  Their winemaker, Jean Hoefliger was born in Switzerland...

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Napa Valley Values

Napa Valley Values

Here are some excellent values from the Napa Valley.  Who’s says you need to pay more for wines from this world renowned region. ATC 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet...

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Rutherford Grove Winery: Carrying on a Legacy

Rutherford Grove Winery: Carrying on a Legacy

Bob Pestoni and his wife Sylvia were presented with a rare opportunity about twenty years ago.  A small winery adjacent to their family´s Rutherford property had...

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Wines of the Week: Turnbull Cellars – Napa Valley

Wines of the Week: Turnbull Cellars – Napa Valley

Renowned award-winning Bay Area architect William Turnbull founded Johnson Turnbull Vineyards in 1979. Turnbull Cellars was designed to be low-key and in tune with...

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California Bordeaux Part 4: the Napa Valley

California Bordeaux Part 4: the Napa Valley

We have reached the mid-way point of our survey through California Bordeaux. Thus, we stop in the Napa Valley, which of course, is the centerpiece for many discussions...

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Quintessa 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon / Rutherford

Quintessa 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon / Rutherford

Background:  Quintessa   In 1989, Agustin Huneeus and his wife Valeria Huneeus found the property that would become Quintessa, a remarkable estate in the heart...

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Robinson Family Vineyards 2006 Malbec / Napa Valley

Robinson Family Vineyards 2006 Malbec / Napa Valley

Perfectly situated under the face of the Stag’s Leap Palisades lays our hillside property. On the 78 acres you will find the highly visible outcropping of...

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Robinson Family Vineyards 2006 Merlot / Napa Valley

Robinson Family Vineyards 2006 Merlot / Napa Valley

The Robinson Family vineyard is located in an ideal setting. During the day the heat from the large structured volcanic rock of the cliffs penetrates the vines,...

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