September 26, 2023

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery

Ryan Alfaro, son of Richard and Mary Kay Alfaro who started their wine operation back in 1997, was on hand to tell me all about this wine. As winemaker of the “Whole Cluster” Pinot, Ryan certainly knows the ins and outs of it. Ryan said the Pinot...

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September 13, 2023

Bonny Doon

Trust winemaker Randall Grahm to come up with an eye-catching label for his 2022 Clairette Blanche. It’s a picture of an eye – which Grahm describes as a “wide-open optical aperture.”
August 30, 2023

Rosie Sips

Vin Gris is the traditional name for a Rosé of Pinot Noir–and the 2022 estate grown and bottled Vin Gris by Sarah’s Vineyard in Gilroy is particularly good.
August 23, 2023

Ram’s Gate

Chardonnay 2019 The memory of tasting this 2019 Ram’s Gate Chardonnay is sure to linger, especially if the experience is at the winery’s beautiful facility...
August 15, 2023

Regan Vineyards Winery

Nebbiolo 2021 Lovers of Nebbiolo will rejoice when tasting this beautifully made red wine. It’s a fine example of what a good Nebbiolo should be—robust...
August 8, 2023

Integrity Wines

Rosé 2021 I am a big fan of Rosé, especially in the summer months, so it was a delightful treat to taste this one made...
August 1, 2023

Bouchaine Vineyards

Pinot Noir 2021 The fruit for this premium Pinot Noir is hand-harvested at night to preserve berry integrity. This is Bouchaine Vineyards’ approach to making...
July 26, 2023


Sparkling Rosé This non-alcoholic wine tastes just like the real thing. If you’re taking a break from alcohol but love a glass of crisp Rosé,...
July 19, 2023

Armitage Wines

Pinot Noir 2021 One of the best Pinots I have tasted recently is made by expert winemaker Brandon Armitage. It’s a 2021 Pinot Noir from...
July 12, 2023

Justin Vineyards and Winery

Heading to Paso Robles anytime soon? Then stop at Justin Vineyards & Winery for a tasting of their beautiful wines. The 2022 Rosé ($20),...
July 4, 2023

Frank Family Vineyards

As a tribute to winery founder Leslie Frank, this crisp Rosé is named for her. Inspired by her love for Provencal Rosé and the...
June 27, 2023

Rombauer Vineyards

Pinot Noir 2021 Rombauer wines are known all over California and far beyond. Makers of fine wines, their excellent reputation is well deserved. “You will find...
June 20, 2023

Aptos Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc 2022 The summer solstice on June 21 announces that we are officially into summer – and time for a chilled white wine on...
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