Travel

This page has info regarding trips we have taken and if you are interested in doing a trip what to expect.

2017  I had the opportunity to go to a Fort Worth Food & Wine Tasting event with Sonja Woynick.  Of which the best wine there was Frank Family Vineyard Patriarch from Napa Valley.  I also really liked the Peter Yealand Sauvignon Blanc’s from New Zealand. 

We also checked out several wineries while in Texas.

  Cowtown Winery

Brushy Creek

Marker Cellars

Blue Ostrich Winery

 

Bill and I took a day over the July 4th holiday week to check out Holyfield Winery in Bashor, KS and Aubrey Vineyards in Overland Park KS ending with dinner at Louie’s Wine Dive in Overland Park.

  

 

California Wine Trip September 2017!

6 Days, 27 Wineries & 169 Wines Tasted!

Check them out below:

 

Day 1, Friday, September 8th Napa Valley

Bennett Lane Winery

  • 2015 Reserve Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard Los Carneros
  • 2012 Maximus Red Blend
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Rombauer Vineyards

  • 2016 Napa Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Carneros Chardonnay
  • 2016 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2015 Eldorado Zinfandel
  • 2014 Fiddletown Zinfandel
  • 2015 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel
  • 2014 Merlot
  • 2013 Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon

Failla

  • 2015 Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2015 Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay
  • 2015 Haynes Vineyard Coombsville Chardonnay
  • 2015 Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Singler Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Estate Syrah

Summers Estate Winery

  • 2014 Reserve Sonoma County Alexander Valley Stuhlmulle Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2016 Rose of Charbono
  • 2015 Charbono
  • 2013 Reserve Merlot
  • 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Knights Valley Petite Sirah
  • 2014 Knights Valley Petite Verdot
  • 2013 Checkmate

Day 2, Saturday, September 9th Sonoma County

Lynmar Estate

  • 2013 LaSereinite Chardonnay
  • 2013 Old Wente Chardonnay
  • 2009 Sonoma Coast Syrah
  • 2011 Late Harvest Divinity Chardonnay
  • 2013 Quail Hill Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Quail Hill Pinot Noir

Ralph had all Chard flight so he had:

  • 2013 LaSereinite Chardonnay
  • 2014 Russian River Chardonnay
  • 2013 Old Wente Chardonnay
  • 2014 Quail Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2014 Susanna’s Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2011 Late Harvest Divinity Chardonnay

Martinelli Winery

  • 2014 Bella Vigna Chardonnay
  • 2014 Lolita Ranch Chardonnay
  • 2014 3 Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Vigneto Di Evo Zinfandel
  • 2013 Lolita Ranch Zinfandel
  • 2015 Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel
  • 2012 Lolita Syrah

Rodney Strong Winery

  • 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Blue Wing Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2013 Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

Zichichi Vineyards

  • 2015 North Block Estate Zinfandel
  • 2014 Pyramid Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Barrel Tasting 2016 North Block Zinfandel
  • Barrel Tasting 2016 Pyramid Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Barrel Tasting 2016 North Block Petite Sirah

Bella Winery

  • 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2013  Maple Vineyard Zinfandel
  • 2014 Lily Hill Zinfandel
  • 2010 Big River Ranch Syrah
  • 2014 Late Harvest Zinfandel

Stephen Walker

  • 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir/Caringine/Petite Sirah/Zinfandel
  • 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Dry Creek Zinfanel
  • 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Reserve Petite Sirah (OMG!!!)
  • 2015 Petite Sirah
  • 2013 Petite Sirah Port

Shelby

  • Russian River Valley Chardonnay
  • Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Day 3 Sunday, September 10th Sonoma County

Chateau St. Jean

  • 2014 Le Seul  Chardonnay
  • 2014 Sonoma County Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2014 Le Seul Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Reserve Malbec
  • 2013 Cinq Cepages
  • 2015 Robert Young Chardonnay
  • 2013 Reserve Robert Young Chardonnay
  • 2012 Benoist Syrah
  • 2013 Durell Vineyard Syrah

Kenwood

  • 2015 Ricioli Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Six Ridges Merlot
  • 2013 Jack London Syrah
  • 2013 Artist Series
  • 2011 Winemaker’s Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Korbin Kameron

  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Rose of Merlot
  • 2015 Merlot
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Cuvee Kristen
  • 2014 Petite Verdot

Valley of the Moon/Madrone Estate

  • 2015 Pinot Blanc/Viognier
  • 2014 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • 2016 Rose of Sangiovese
  • 2014 Madrone Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 2012 Stewart Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Madrone Barbera

Ram’s Gate

  • 2013 Carneros Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Silver Eagle Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Hyde Vineyard Syrah

Day 4 Monday, September 11th Napa Valley

Caymus/Wagoner Family Wines

  • 2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Mer Soliel Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay
  • 2015 Caymus Zinfandel
  • 2014 Mer Soliel Santa Barbara Chardonnay
  • 2015 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

ZD

  • 2015 Chardonnay
  • 2015 Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2014 Pinot Noir Carneros
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • 2013 Reeserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Rosa Lee Merlot (Hazen Vineyard)

Dakota Shy

  • 2015 TEN Red Wine
  • 2014 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Mumm Napa

  • Brut Prestige Sparkling Wine
  • Brut Rose Sparkling Wine
  • M Cuvee Sparkling Wine
  • 2012 Blanc de Blanc Reserve Staff Selection
  • Pinot Meunier Sparkling Wine
  • Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine
  • Santana Sparkling Wine

Silenus

  • 2007 Le Chanceux Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Noria Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2014 Silenus Petite Verdot
  • 2014 Ideology Blondie Chardonnay
  • 2014 Thorn Hill Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 2012 Danais Chardonnay
  • 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Reserve Silenus ??
  • 2014 Silenus Eagle Chardonnay

Vintners Collective

  • 2012 Tournesol Proprietor’s Blend
  • 2013 Vinoce Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 Hertelendy Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • 2010 D’Cubed Brown Vineyard Zinfandel
  • 2012 Vinoce Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
  • 2014 Vinoce Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2015 Flanigan Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2015 Flanigan Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2012 Clark Claudon Napa Valley (Howell Mountain) Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 Clark Claudon Eternity
  • 2013 Longfellow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville)
  • 2014 Flanigan Bennett Vineyard Merlot
  • 2013 Richard Perry Syrah (Coombsville)
  • 2013 Flanigan Syrah
  • 2013 Mi Sueno Napa Valley Syrah

Day 5 Tuesday, September 12th Carmel Valley

Bernardus Winery

  • 2015 Signature Griva Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Ingrid’s Chardonnay Estate
  • 2014 Ingrid’s Pinot Noir Estate
  • 2012 Signature Marinus Red Blend

Georis

  • 2013 LaChapelle (Bdx Blend)
  • 2013 Merlot
  • 2010 Clos Des Moutons (100% Merlot)
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Boete

  • 2013 Reserve Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

Day 6 Wednesday, September 13th, Downtown Carmel-by-the-sea

Shale Canyon

  • 2013 Mouvedre
  • 2013 Merlot
  • 2014 Zinfandel
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Petite Sirah

Scheid

  • 2013 Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Merlot
  • 2013 Tannat
  • 2012 Petite Sirah
  • 2011 Claret
  • 2011 Closing Bell Port

 

 

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