Category Archives: Sangiovese

Carhartt Winery: Backyard Watering Hole

Carhartt Winery is located in downtown Los Olivos, right on the corner as you turn in from Route 154.  It’s almost hidden under a handful of large shady trees along the sidewalk.  It’s an unassuming building (on the road to … Continue reading

Merlot, Rhone, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, USA

Foxen Winery: Tasting Bordeaux, Contemplating Tattoos

Foxen Winery has been around since 1985 and produces a number of different wines from their own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  The one vineyard they own is the only dry farmed vineyard in the region, meaning the grapes … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, USA

Italian Red Wine: Molto Lieto

Our blind tasting this past Easter introduced two things: Italian reds and our blog to some of our friends.  Both went pretty well, probably because we drank a lot of wine and really enjoyed it.  Opinions definitely differed on what … Continue reading

Aglianico, Blind Tastings, Frappato, Italy, Nebbiolo, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese

All Vines Lead to Rome – Vino Rosso

Back in NY, Linda and I learned a lot about French wine one night at Camaje.  It was a key event in our wine tasting history that clearly showed our interest in learning about wine from all around the world.  … Continue reading

Aglianico, Blind Tastings, Frappato, Italy, Nebbiolo, Nero d'Avola, Red Wine, Sangiovese

Chris’ March Pick: Ridge Three Valleys 2009

I’d like to apologize.  I held onto my March pick a little too long and ended up drinking it this past weekend in Tahoe amidst blue skies and lush skiing.  As penance for my tardiness, I’ll review 2 wines: my … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Zinfandel

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

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