Tag: merlot

See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

When you live in Napa Valley it is common for other locals to ask "have you been to [fill in the name of a winery]."  Sometimes we answer in the affirmative but often we have to admit we are unfamiliar with the winery in question.  Over the past month we got "the question" twice about … Continue reading See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name

I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name

For every one of our blog posts we have an important introductory step that takes place before we write a single word:  brainstorm a headline.  For reasons even we do not fully understand, we cannot get started before the headline has been cast in stone.  Usually, the headline is a play on words or a … Continue reading I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name

Heart is Good for the Wine

Over the past decade or more, numerous reports have suggested that red wine is good for the heart.  At one of our favorite wineries in Napa, the heart has been very good for the wine as well.  As the picture above shows, inside the "E" in the Ehlers logo there is a heart, an homage … Continue reading Heart is Good for the Wine

From Grgic to Grgich

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene 2 What's the difference between Grgic and Grgich?  Looked at one way, there is almost no difference - they are just an "h" apart. Looked at differently, they are about 6,271 … Continue reading From Grgic to Grgich

Pinot Noir? Pinot Nowhere.

As we rolled up to our final winery of our Oregon visit, we might be forgiven for expecting to enjoy one more glass of Pinot Noir before returning to California.  Certainly, the Willamette Valley, where we spent the beginning of our Oregon wine sojourn, is best known for Pinot Noir:  over 70% of vines are … Continue reading Pinot Noir? Pinot Nowhere.

Identity Crisis? An Aussie Making French Wines in California.

Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County boasts some of the finest vineyards in the region, if not the entire state.  Home to over 9,000 acres of planted vines, Dry Creek Valley is 16 miles long and 2 miles wide, with both valley floor and hillside locations.  In this sub-appellation of Sonoma County, there have been grape … Continue reading Identity Crisis? An Aussie Making French Wines in California.

Cool Day at Kunde

Along Highway 12 between the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa, there are multiple wineries nestled in the west-facing slopes of the Maycamas Mountains.  Because we are usually on our way to or from another destination, we had not, until last weekend, stopped at any of them. One winery in particular - Kunde Family - had … Continue reading Cool Day at Kunde

Wine that fits the bill

Writing a blog can take up a significant amount of precious free time, especially if you feel compelled, as we do, to post at least once a week.  With the pressure of jobs, kids, dogs, and the rest of life, we sometimes ask ourselves "is it worth it?"  Just when one of us feels like taking … Continue reading Wine that fits the bill

You can still order a Cab here.

After nearly a week and a half in the heat and humidity of New York and Boston, we were happy to be home and ready to hit the trail and enjoy some Napa Valley wine.  And we hit the trail, literally: Silverado Trail.  There are two main thoroughfares through Napa Valley - Highway 29 and Silverado Trail.  Of … Continue reading You can still order a Cab here.