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Hawkeye
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posted 07-19-2010 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Welcome BlendsWell. Sounds like you had a good experience. I have not tried the Peju Zin, but will in October on our next visit. Port I still cannot stomach (no pun intended). A couple suggestions for you. If you like Zin, you have to visit Biale on Big Ranch Road on the north edge of Napa. They have the best around. Also Jessup in Yountville makes a good Zin as do many other wineries. But, if you are really into Zin's, go to Healdsburg on the Dry Creek Road area and you will find more excellent Zin's than you can possibly drink. Try Wilson and Mauritson for sure.

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BlendsWell
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posted 07-10-2010 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlendsWell     Edit/Delete Message
My wife and I are not usually big fans of Port or dessert wines, but when I tried the Zin Port from Peju, I couldn't believe my taste buds! It was sooooo good! It's a bit pricey at $50.00 a bottle, but if you don't want to be disappointed, this is the one to get! I can't wait to buy a bottle! We ended up buying the 2006 Zin. That was fantastic too. It had blueberry with tones of vanilla. The wine tasting was fun too when we were there. When I have time, I'll try to post our experience, as we're newbies to this forum.

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cabgirl
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posted 01-05-2010 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Too bad you aren't visiting Mendocino or I would send you to Navarro which has fabulous sweet wines.

Sounds like you aren't into ports otherwise I'd suggest Jessup for their Zinfandel Port or Cab Sauvignon Port (both excellent with dark chocolate) or Prager Port! Rutherford Hill Winery makes a good port too as I recall.

However, if you are just looking for sweet white wines...hmmm...what about Far Niente winery - Dolce. That is a delightful little sweet wine. Alpha Omega does a "Late Harvest" and so does Beringer last time I checked. Beringer and Far Niente are beautiful wineries to visit too!

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NinjaGirl
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posted 01-04-2010 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NinjaGirl     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks Hawkeye, I'll keep an eye for that one and other wineries. I'm looking for more than just port. I've had some other desert wines. And I convinced my BF to only go to two breweries, Russian River and Moylans. I get to choose what we do for the rest of the days! Yey!

[This message has been edited by NinjaGirl (edited 01-04-2010).]

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Hawkeye
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posted 01-03-2010 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi NinjaGirl,

Sweet desert wines are not my cup of tea. However, many wineries produce a port from cab, zin, or other grapes. Some also produce a chocolate sauce from their port. One I can think of off hand is Milat. There are two breweries up toward and in Calsitoga. One is the Silverado Brewing Co. on Hwy 29 just south of Calistoga. The other is at the Calistoga Inn and Brewing Co. in Calistoga which is also a good place to eat. Your boyfriend needs to do wine in Napa and beer elsewhere. :-)

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NinjaGirl
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posted 01-03-2010 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NinjaGirl     Edit/Delete Message
My boyfriend and I are going to Napa in Feb. We're visiting mostly breweries because he loves beer. I like sweet and desert wines. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which wineries to visit?

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