Wine travel and palate exploration blog. Focused on authentic wine. Sonoma, CA. Also see travel profile @wayfaringseels

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One of my favorite #Napa wineries, @smith_madrone’s current releases are phenomenal! Full wine and experience review is on the blog. Link in bio.
#VigilanceWinery is one of my favorite spots in #LakeCounty. Can’t beat these lake views topped off with great Sauv Blanc, Barbera, and Petite Sirah. Full blog post up: link in bio!
One of the best bottles of #Syrah I’ve opened in a while. This @barbieriandkempewines 2013 Colson Canyon Syrah is so mouth-watering fresh. Aromas of bacon, pepper, blackberry, fennel, floral - leaning to the dark fruit with underlying depth. Perfectly integrated tannins. A crowd pleaser with complexity to boot. Incredible pairing with lamb tagine last night.
Delicious @ericbordelet Normandy poiré cider made from 300 year old pear trees! Dominant quince jam and apple sauce on the nose, fairly creamy body but not yeasty like I expected. Faint saline on the sweet red apple finish. Super easy drinkin.
This gives new meaning to the term “getting plastered”! Even in 19th century France vignerons fought over the definition of #naturalwine and the use of additives. History repeats itself. I love this book.
Living in #winecountry isn’t just about the wine. The spectacular fields of mustard flowers in springtime are one more reason #Sonoma is the most beautiful place on earth.
@framinghamwines 2014
F Series #pinotnoir is a stunner. Have been holding onto this since our 2015 trip to #NewZealand. Aromas of bright cherry and cranberry, grapefruit zest, some underlying tomato leaf, white pepper, vanilla/caramel. Medium body, limestoney tannins. Medium plus acidity. Sour red fruit on palate. Long stemmy, leathery, slightly astringent finish. An awesomely complex Pinot.
For your V-Day dinner, up your wine game with my new blog post: The Secrets to Ordering Wine with Confidence! Link in bio.
Dang these @poewines vermouths are phenomenal! Thanks @outlandnapa for sharing these during our tasting. Best aperitif wine I’ve had in a long time. Awesome mix of sweetness and bitterness, bursting with zest and flavor.
Beautiful Saturday @acornwinery before the dreary February weather set back in on Sunday. You need to try the nuanced old vine field blends.
Love these gnarly 90+ year old #Zinfandel vines @nallewinery. Great to stop by and see you all again yesterday! One of the best in #DryCreekValley.
4 Reasons Why You Should Drink More White Wine! Like this @koprivawine #Carneros #Chardonnay. New blog post, link in bio.