We had the opportunity last week to meet Sharon Kazan Harris, the owner and Director of Winemaking at Rarecat Wines in Napa Valley. There are a growing number of women vintners in Northern California wine country, but Sharon is one-of-a-kind. Not only does her Rarecat label produce wines from Napa, she is also producing, importing … Continue reading Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley
Tag: cabernet franc
Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail wind their way through some of the most well-known appellations in wine country: Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford, to name a few. Along the "valley floor" there are dozens of wineries, many of which are household names; some wineries have even achieved cult-wine status. But where there is … Continue reading Smith-Madrone winery on Napa’s Spring Mountain
Most of the wineries we write about are family owned, small-production ventures. Last Sunday we went to Cakebread Cellars, one of the Valley's most established wineries and one that by no measure would be considered "small production." Annually, Cakebread produces over 150,000 cases of wine, which translates to nearly 2 million bottles. Clearly, Cakebread is … Continue reading My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine
There is a winery in Paso Robles - Dracaena Wines - that we have been hearing about for the past year or so. Friends and fellow bloggers have posted about the winery's Cabernet Franc and the reviews have been positively glowing. On more than one occasion we visited the Dracaena website and took a closer … Continue reading This is what I call a drinking problem
According to a famous 1990's advertising campaign,"milk does a body good." We subscribe to the philosophy that wine - good wine - also does a body good. We recently met Sylvie Laly, the wonderful Sales and Wine Director for Napa Valley winery Melka Wines, who was gracious enough to share some of their wines with us. … Continue reading Got Melka?