California Wine

CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: May 26th, 2015
Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Gala 2015 Wine Highlights by: Laura Ness The Santa Lucia Highlands Gala, held the third Saturday of May, is one I never want to miss. Besides seeing all the wonderful growers and winemakers who have become dear friends over the years, it’s the wines that are a cast of characters in a play
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: May 22nd, 2015
Coro Mendocino CORO Mendocino: Must Try  Zinfandel Wine Blends by: Laura Ness The concept of CORO Mendocino is simple: make Zinfandel-based blends using an approved list of varietals that are grown in Mendocino county and make them taste great. Put them all in the same kind of bottle, with the same label and same packaging. Sell them
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: May 11th, 2015
Photo Credit: Ray Anderson Amador Four Fires: Ablaze With Wine & Food by: Laura Ness Featuring wines from the four major regions that make Amador county a magnet for winegrowers and wine lovers, Amador Four Fires is a new event to celebrate the varietals of Iberia, the Rhone, Italy and “Heritage California,” which include Zinfandel, Primitivo and Mission, the
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: April 14th, 2015
Livermore Uncorked Wine This year, 79 wines made it to the final tasting for the 7th annual Livermore Uncorked Wine Competition put on by the amazing team at Tri-Valley Conservancy, the agency charged with preserving undeveloped and cultivated land from unmitigated urbanization. Among the acreage under their stewardship are several thousand acres of vines. This year’s big winner
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: April 3rd, 2015
Pinot Noir Pinot Paradise Pinot Paradise 2105: Pinot Noir Gems from the Santa Cruz Mountains The venue — the historic Mountain Winery — was stunning and the weather made for big sky views, with towering clouds that swept away the vistas in fits and starts, returning them with sunlit highlights on the distant East Bay hills. A glorious spring
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: March 20th, 2015
Photo Credit: Jennifer Pechette Amador Four Fires: Burning Bright in Gold Amador Wine Country by: Laura Ness There’s a whole new way to experience the many blessings of Amador Wine Country. Brought to you by Brian Miller and Deirdre Mueller, the folks who created the fabulous Barbera Festival (coming up June 13, 2015), Amador Four Fires debuts the first