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posted 09-25-2013 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Hawkeye.
Sorry about your cold. HOpe its better soon.
Since no one plays in the Sonoma sandbox anymore I thought I'd relay a few experiences over here....under the potpourri moniker it works, I think.

We have been doing a little tasting out and about - some in Virginia, which was very surprising in its quality and drinkability. Last time we tried that it was about 8 years back and wow, what a yuck that was.
Oxeye Vineyard is worth a look if you have the chance, as is Shenandoah Cellars ( I think that's the right name). You'll get to try some varietals that we don't talk about in conversations here because the grapes don't grow well in CA.

Also, for any of you that are looking for a diversion from CA, there is a huge event in Charleston in March that you might like to look into. The Charleston Food and Wine Festival is held the first weekend of March and is a 4 day extravaganza of tastings, pairings, seminars, and wine dinners as well as cooking demonstrations, and other food oriented events. Wines come from all over the world, but there are some from CA and Pinots from OR this year. Don't wait too long to look it up- the tickets went on sale on the 18th and some of the dinners were sold out in 24 hours!
I think there are 3 Napa producers this year...


posted 09-22-2013 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
"We are all here because we are not all there". This was a bumper sticker Mrs. Hawkeye purchased in Jerome, AZ at a wine bar. They served AZ wines which none were to our liking. We do not care for Berry wine or Rhubarb wine. All were too sweet for our palates. We found the same problem in South Dakota a week ago. All too sweet!

Our trip to South Dakota was excellent. We visited Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, The Badlands, etc., the regular touristy things. We met some of our California wine friends for 6 days of touring and shopping (lots of shopping) We all agreed that it was worth the trip, but we wouldn't care to do it again.

We came home from SD with bad colds so we haven't been drinking much wine. We did attend a wine dinner last Tuesday featuring French wines. They can't hold a candle to Napa wines IMHO.

Life is very, very good.



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