2017 Zinfandel Experience

  It’s been two years since I attended Zinfandel Advocates and Producers‘ (ZAP) Zinfandel Experience, but I’m back this year for the Grand Tasting on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at James R. Herman Cruise Terminal Pier 27, Embarcadero, in San Francisco and I can’t wait! Zinfandel Experience is a multi-day extravaganza, February 23-25, 2017, celebrating … More 2017 Zinfandel Experience

Crocker & Starr

As I turned off California Highway 29 and onto Dowdell Lane, I did not know quite what to expect, as the first part of the drive is mostly industrial parks with wine storage warehouses and the like. However, just past that, it was as if I entered a completely different place… … More Crocker & Starr

Obscurity Thwarted

*This post is my entry for Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #30, #MWWC30, whose theme is obscure, as described at this link. Voting at this link begins Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and goes through Monday, January 30, 2017.* Life is a brief, small, and transitory phenomenon in an obscure corner, not at all the sort of … More Obscurity Thwarted

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Once you visit Dutton-Goldfield Winery in the Russian River Valley, you understand the significance of the phrase ‘cool climate’ with regard to winegrowing and winemaking. It is indeed quite chilly in the mornings, with moderating breezes throughout the day. I must confess that if I were not living in the Napa Valley, I would love to … More Dutton-Goldfield Winery