Category Archives: Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards: Thanksgiving in a Bottle

When we think Duckhorn (and their other brands Goldeneye and Parraduxx), we think Thanksgiving.  Last Thanksgiving at Linda’s parent’s place, we ate our turkey and fixings with the 2007 Parraduxx.  We loved it so much, we piled into the car … Continue reading

Merlot, Napa Valley

Joseph Phelps: Sheeeep!!!

Driving into Joseph Phelps makes you feel like you’re entering some exotic New Zealand winery. (At least this is what I imagine a NZ winery to be like.) You’ve got the rolling green hills, the windy road through the vineyards … Continue reading

Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

Trahan & Olabisi: Downtown Napa’s Secret

Once again, Katie from Honig Winery came through from us, recommending Trahan & Olabisi.  This tasting was a first for us since it was at a tasting room in downtown Napa.  No vineyards in the backyard, no view across the … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Red Wine

Miner Family Vineyards: Always Ask for Oracle

Miner Family Vineyards is a relatively new winery, founded in 1998 by Dave Miner.  Dave actually fell into the wine business from the software business in 1993 when his uncle asked him to run his wine operation at Oakville Ranch … Continue reading

Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, Red Wine, Sangiovese

Piña: Barrels and Bocce

At the recommendation (along with a free tasting card) of Katie from Honig Winery, aka our new favorite person, we stopped by Piña to visit some of her favorite cabs. (Note to self: keep making friends with winery staff in … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Red Wine

Honig Family Winery: Ask for Katie

Our second stop on that ridiculously beautiful Saturday in Napa was Honig Family Winery. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one — I had never heard of it, the winery was tucked away off the beaten path (could … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine

Luna Vineyards: Sangiolicious

On a recent 80 degree February Saturday (rough life, huh?), we decided to head up to Napa for some impromptu wine tasting. Our first stop was Luna Vineyards. Beautiful Tuscan style architecture and quiet tasting room. Ahh, that’s a great … Continue reading

Napa Valley, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Zinfandel

Introducing: The Napa 400

For those of you that aren’t my mother, father or husband, this will come as news to you: I’ve never met a challenge I didn’t like. So when Chris and I moved to San Francisco and realized that Napa was … Continue reading

Napa Valley