Tag Napa Valley

Our California Weekend Getaway

We’ve just returned home from a long weekend getaway in California and I’m already dreaming of when we can go back. There’s never enough time to explore everything that California has to offer. On top of that, a long weekend never allows enough time to see all of our friends and coworkers. I did get some time with my family, but that too is never long enough! And we also

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Just Tasted // Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley

I’ve been waiting for quite some time to open up the Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley, and this week I decided it was time to give this lovely gem a try. I’m officially kicking myself for not purchasing a massive case of this wine during our tasting at Merryvale Vineyards; this wine is delicious and super appealing. The 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ is the inaugural vintage for Merryvale Vineyards and

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Just Tasted // 2012 James Cole Petit Verdot Napa Valley

Remember the moment, just a few months ago, when the Super Bowl descended upon our beautiful little Silicon Valley and chaos instilled? At least, I assume all hell broke loose. A few of us decided to head up north to enjoy the tranquility Napa tends to offer… at least in the winter months. Summer is a different story, and any of you that either live there or visit will know what I’m

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Just Tasted | 2012 Grgich Hills Estate Violetta, Late Harvest

If I was to be honest with myself, I truly believe I would take a silky, honey-like dessert wine any day over a huge slice of cake, or even creme brûlée – which happens to be my favorite dessert EVER! I can’t explain the joyous, heart melting feeling I get when I slowly sip on a small glass of this golden syrup. It’s reminiscent to the same feeling you get

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Adventures in Napa & Sonoma California

Have I mentioned how in love I am with California? Seriously… madly in love! What tops the cake, are the moments I get to head up north, to the wine country and spend some time hanging out with my family. They just moved into this great new home where the backyard looks out onto the vineyards. Yep, definitely jealous!  My uncle is quite the wine connoisseur and foodie aficionado.  He’s always been

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Just Tasted // 2012 3Spells Napa Valley Rosé

I let out a mortified shriek the night my husband accidentally grabbed the wrong bottle of rosé wine and opened it in from of my eyes, without even looking at the bottle. I had been saving my last precious bottle of 3 Spells rosé wine for a nice evening and a much anticipated blog post, and he’d opened it without even knowing. Luckily, there’s never a better time than in

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Just Tasted : 2011 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

This weekend has be all kinds of perfect and one of those moments was when we opened up this yummy bottle to kick start the birthday “wine tasting” extravaganza. That’s right folks, this happens to be my birthday and what kind of birthday would it be without some note-worthy wines.  Well, actually the really outstanding wines are still in the cellar, waiting for some who-knows-what-occasion to open them. Along with the fact

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