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Nestled in the picturesque countryside of northern California, south of Geyserville just off the 101, two iconic glass spires glow vividly against the deep blue sky framed by vine studded rolling hills sweeping off into the distance.
We are pitting Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Cabernet Sauvignon stalwart Napa Valley against Sonoma, its upstart, funkier neighbor to the West. Napa and Sonoma are separated by the Mayacamas Mountains.
We put together an eclectic list of wines in our attempt to cover all parts of the meal, as well as making sure that there is something for everyone.
During the holiday season, money’s tight. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have the good stuff … or give the good stuff.
Rosso & Bianco has some solid offerings for $12 a bottle. (I got mine at the tasting room, and it was $11 there.)
You can feel comfortable bringing this wine as a host or holiday gift or serving it at your holiday gathering.
The 2006 Pinot Grigio is a light and fruity white, … Read more
Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes.
The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60–$90 price tag.
The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizon for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, … Read more