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posted 06-20-2012 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message

Thanks for a great trip summary. Next reip you will do less sight seeing and more drinking.

I do enjoy the Thomas Rivers Brown made Black Sears wines. Their cab is very good, but I believe their zin is special.



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posted 06-19-2012 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p5sky   Click Here to Email p5sky     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights!!

As for Howell Mountain, Randy Dunn is an icon, no need to taste before you buy his wines . . . and no need to rush and drink them either.


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posted 06-19-2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJ girl   Click Here to Email NJ girl     Edit/Delete Message
Our last day started out amazingly....well - at least for me. I am an early morning riser & I'm always amazed at what you can stumble upon before the majority wakes up. I took a quiet morning stroll around Yountville as the hubby slept in. Another gorgeous morning brought me a few streets up where I discovered 3 big, beautiful hot air ballons just prior to take off. I got some GREAT photos & really enjoyed watching these beauties fly (especially since I was still on the ground!)

After that delightful start - we stuck around the Villagio for their champagne breakfast buffet. (This is included in the cost of the room - so we wanted to take full advantage!) The food was terrific & starting the day off with a mimosa isn't half bad!

No wineries to visit today as we were going to partake in the event "A Taste of Howell Mountain." We chose this because our initial hope was to visit 4-5 vineyards on Howell Mountain - but when we tried to get appointments - either they were away or didn't have availablity. As my husband favors cabs - I wanted him to experience the cabs from Howell Mountain.

And although the day was HOT & the tasting was not held on Howell Mountain - but rather at the Charles Krug winery....we had a terrific time! Some of our favs were Black Sears (Hawkeye - I made sure to mention to Chris that you said "hi!"), Dunn (my favorite of the day!), Lamborn (Mike & his wife were terrific!) & Aloft.

We spent the afternoon tasting, talking & relaxing. What a great time!

Dinner that night was just across the road from Charles Krug at Greystone - CIA. (Another nostalic point as our friend's rehearsal dinner was held there.) But we really enjoyed the dinner, the atmosphere & the romance of it all.

Our night wound down enjoying the evening at the Villagio, packing, looking at our new picture memories & reminiscing about the previous few days.

And although it was tough to leave on Sunday - there is always something to be said about returning home.

Thanks again for all the wonderful suggestions on this site. It really helped me to plan a successful trip!

Until next time!
NJ Girl - (Robbie)


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