Go East Young (Or Not So Young) Wine Lover

If you take a peek at the Livermore Valley Winery map, you’ll find the east most winery is Les Chenes Winery. Contrary to its directional position in Livermore Wine Country, Les Chenes is all southern…southern France that is. Les Chenes boasts a specialization in Estate Rhone Wines and it is a boast that is well […]

Old Friends and New Friends

This past weekend, I went to visit an old friend that I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. Now, it just so happens that this friend also owns Loma Prieta Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains. Here is where I ask myself (as a wine lover… nay… passionate wine adorer), what has taken so long […]

Wonderful White Find in Paso Robles

This past weekend I had a pleasure of visiting Halter Ranch Vineyard in Paso Robles. The flight opened with the biggest surprise of all…a spectacular Rhone white blend called Synthesis. Synthesis is a blend of 46% Viognier, 35% Rousanne and 19% Marsanne. I termed this the biggest surprise because I usually pass on the whites […]