Occasio Scores High With Wine Enthusiast

Occasio

John Kinney and Chris Sorensen have been doing great things over at Occasio Winery on Vasco Road.  I was a little disappointed to hear that they are sold out of their fabulous Sotto Voce.  Thankfully I still have a couple of bottles laying down in the rack and the rumor is that some of our […]

Young Livermore Winemaker Makes A Big Statement With His Signature Designate Cabs

Nottingham Cellars Cabernet Designate

In recent years we have seen a big push by our winemakers in the Livermore AVA to regain the title Livermore once had as the original, premier American Viticultural Area in the United States.  Jeff and Colin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars have made it there  mission to do just that.  They have a passion for […]

Swirl Features another Black Label Success by Cuda Ridge

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 With the temperatures in the 80’s today, it felt like summer had come early to Livermore.  With the workday done and a couple of hours of daylight still left, I decided to take my motorcycle out for a spin.  The feel of the wind rushing past my face and the sun shining down on my […]

Fenestra 2008 Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Fenestra

There is not much more to say about this wine except that you must go out to Fenestra and pick up a bottle or two…or three….or four…..Fenestra, located at 83 Vallecitos Road in Livermore is a location that is a no brainer when it comes to great wines.  Fenestra boasts several varietals and vintages that […]

McGrail Vineyard’s 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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If you recall, I blogged about McGrail Vineyard taking the Top Red category in the  in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition back in January.  In my blog I mentioned that I didn’t have a chance to taste it.  Let me tell you, it was worth the wait.  I had the opportunity […]

Las Positas Vineyards Winemaker Shines in Livermore

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Today I had a golden experience as I was able to bask in the glorious sights, sounds, and tastes of Livermormore’s own Las Positas Vineyards, which is located  at 1828 Wetmore Road, here, in the heart of the Livermore Valley wine country.  This winery offers a spectacular view of our gorgeous land and […]

Fenestra Winery

Fenestra True Red

This past Friday afternoon, Rachel, Julia, Ken and I decided to pay a visit to Fenestra Winery.  It has been some time since we had been there, and, in wanting to keep up with the latest releases around town, we felt like we needed to get back.  I have always loved Fenestra for it’s picturesque […]

Longevity: The Road to Recovery

Longevity

For those of you who are familiar with Longevity Wines, you know that 2011 was a scary and trying time for the Long’s after Phil had his run in with the wine barrel.  I just received Longevity’s newsletter and found that a documentary was filmed by David Alvarado, about Phil’s road to recovery.  Watching the […]

2007 Harris Tesla Cabernet Sauvignon

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I had an opportunity to taste Harris Tesla’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon this evening.  Might I suggest you do the same?  This was an absolutely beautiful wine.  Crisp, dry, with an earthy nose and an indescribably lovely ending taste that takes your palette on a journey to wonderland.  This smooth, silky, even inky wine will awaken […]