Category Archives: Napa Valley

Wine Gifts For Those Christmas Spirits

As the Christmas holiday draws near, us procrastinators have a lot of catching up to do to get our blessed gifts in order! Dashing through the snow is probably in your Yuletide future and if you are lucky, you may be able to find those glorious gifts on Santa’s list online and delivered on time. So without further ado, here

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Celani Family Vineyards Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Napa Valley

I love all the different styles that Chardonnay can be! Through the summer, I enjoy lighter style Chardonnay’s which has less oak and more fruit on the palate. As the weather grows cooler to downright Arctic, I crave the heavier bodied Chardonnay’s with lots of full, rich oak! Which brings me to one of Santa’s favorites, the Celani Family Vineyards

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Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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Newton Napa Valley Unfiltered Chardonnay 2011

Caution: Addicting Chardonnay Ahead! You now have fair warning before proceeding through the sensual flavors of this wine. In the glass, straw colored with a golden hue. Aroma’s of dried apricot, tangerine, citrus blossom, and hints of honeysuckle. Full bodied across the palate, silky, with medium acidity. Rich flavors of ripe apricot, white peach, tropical fruit, with notes of fig

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Heart Fluttering Valentine’s Day Wines

The romance of Valentine’s Day comes with it a bit of mystery and intrigue. The holiday was actually created in remembrance of St. Valentine who had been performing marriages in secret against a ban that had been set forth by the Roman Empire in 270 A.D.. But he was soon discovered, imprisoned, and then beheaded for his actions. St. Valentine

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Stag’s Leap Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012

An amazing wine from an amazing vineyard! Stag’s Leap Winery is a place of natural beauty with remarkable buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for intense, elegant wines with finesse. This is one of the most desirable locations in Napa Valley for fantastic fruit! Even though this wine is labeled as Petite Sirah, it only has to

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