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Brutal Taco

A strange clear other-worldly purple with a nose of German Chocolate cake and Amaretto. Smooth maple sugar oak-ade everywhere. Is this real wine? Rarely do we think of something so far from the Central Valley as being this lab-created. 47 more words


Halcyon Daze

Deep ruby with miniscule pink edges. Smoky nose, layered with deep fruit, tobacco and leather, always hitting a high note of clear fruit, crisp and clean–despite the tobacco and leather. 241 more words


Rainy Day Reading

After a few dry days, we’re back to winter rains with a forecast for an “atmospheric river” next week.

Yesterday, Eric Asimov of the New York Times published his review of some Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs he was able to purchase on the East Coast. 43 more words


Put Some English On It

Transparent garnet, ripe and powerful showing big spicy meaty goodness sweet and piquant, all supported by a high note of clean Gamay fruit, Sauv-blanc grassiness, and Cab-franc pepper. 64 more words


Wine Review: Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer Sonoma Coast 2015

Good wines have shape in the mouth, a trajectory of undulating intensities that guide our attention. This one has some of that as it starts with focus and drive, becomes expansive and full in the midpalate and then fades to a dry, astringent finish. 175 more words

Wine Reviews

David Noyes Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013

The last time I wrote about this winery was over 4 years ago, on the Russian River Valley 2009 David Noyes Pinot Noir. I loved it then and gave it high marks, so when an opportunity came along to get more from this winery, I jumped. 130 more words


Inspiration for my Paintings - Scenery Where I Live

You might be wondering what inspires me to paint. A source of inspiration is the ocean, vineyard and farmland scenery where I live in Sonoma county, California. 74 more words

Ocean Paintings