Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rain dance

I hope everyone is doing the rain dance. Nor Cal is like living in Nevada. Hot dry days and cold nights. I am very grateful to have gotten the rain that we have gotten, it sure helps. But it is only helping the now. As far as the conditions of the lakes, they are in…
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Love at First Sniff ! a tale of Petite Verdot

I love the arrival of a new wine into the room and relish the opportunity to share it with customers, especially club members. So Fred Peterson arrives with a few new wines he's just bottled and wants to share to see if we want them for the room. The first Mendo Blendo is almost a…
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Winter in Sonoma

Winter is upon us and Sonoma is experiencing one of the warmest and driest I can remember!  The vineyards are sleeping, most are in the tender hands of pruners, getting the winter haircut in preparation for next spring. There is a tendency to romanticize grape growing, but at the end of the day it is…
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The pleasure of waiting..

Some things are worth waiting for! Just ask my pup Cooper as he patiently waits for me to throw the Frisbee as we walk the vineyard each morning.  He never jumps or grabs just watches my every move and WAITS….. I was reminded of the rewards of waiting as I opened a bottle of the…
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