I've decided to finally take advantage of the fact that I live near wine country. I got a bottle of Merlot from St. Supery (one of my favorite vineyards to visit in Napa) at the store a week or so ago. I've been having a glass with dinner at night. It's pretty good. They make a truely excellent desert wine too.

Yesterday I picked up a Cabernet Sauvingnon from Hess Vineyards. Amusingly, I drank a glass with a hamburger tonight. I don't know if that makes me a bad person, but I'm enjoying tasting a variety of wines. I like this one too.

Posted by jzawodn at January 11, 2003 08:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Dan Isaacs said:

When did you stop eating like a bird?

on January 11, 2003 09:37 PM
# Josh Woodward said:

Yeah, wineries are way fun. Here are some of my lesser-known favorites:

Your Backyard (SC Mountains): Ridge (!!!!), Picchetti, David Bruce (Pinot), Bonny Doon

Russian River Valley area (my favorite region): Martinelli (!!!!), Meeker (Four Kings blend, all reds), Rosenblum (in Alemeda, Zins), David Coffaro, Rochioli (!!!)

Monterey region: Robert Talbott, Bernardus, Chateau Julien, Cloninger, Paraiso Springs

Sonoma Valley: Landmark (spring for the Damaris Chard taste), Matanzas Creek (interesting)

Livermore Valley: Murietta's Well, White Crane (Late harvest Zin!), Elliston

Hecker Pass (yes, Gilroy!): Sarah's Vineyard (very nice lady), Solis (Sangiovese), Kirigan, Hecker Pass Winery

I have an embarrasing number of tasting notes here :-)

on January 12, 2003 05:22 AM
# john said:

If you need any additional justification take a look at this article - http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Daily/News/0,1145,1939,00.html

Moderate daily consumption is a good thing!

on January 12, 2003 07:06 AM
# John Garthers said:

Wineries are way fun, I love to visit the one's here in NJ with my girlfriend. Most of them here have free wine taste tests you can do. I just bought a new wine cabinet for all my wine (ok i'm a wine junkie)

on August 27, 2003 07:12 PM
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