Wine is necessary to keep you warm in AK...

Trip Start Nov 21, 2010
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Didn't have a ton of time in Napa, but it was enough considering how much we're packing into this trip.

Stopped at Silverado, which was beautiful as always. Don't think I learned last time that the winery is owned by Michael Eisner's daughter, who's married to an ex-pro football player who played for LA Rams and was knocked out by someone really famous (can't remember the name). Just an interesting tidbit. The guy we spoke to that served our tasting told us that they're good owners because they stay out of the wine making...they just own. :)

Second we went to Goosecross. Had see what they had. Free tasting because it was Friday, and the guy was bored. Good deal. All in all, I spent more money than I wanted to, but bought a nice bottle of 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tried some of the 2007 Syrah that my dad bought a case of back in the spring. It was still very good, but I'm a bit skeptical to have my dad order another case without trying it himself...

Then we went to Rutherford Hills, only because they had a two-for-one tasting. I didn't like anything that they had except a young / ruby port. I haven't liked ports in the past, but they've all been tawny (old, aged) ports.

Stopped at V. Sattui and got there just in time before they closed. The deli and all was already closed, but we were able to get some fresh bread, some salami and cheese from the coolers, so it was still a treat. Wasn't impressed with many of their wines here either, but I think they're known for their food more than anything else.

As much as this blog entry is rushed and pictureless, such was our trip to Napa. In and out. NOT the way to do Napa, by the way, if you ever get a chance to go. Take your time, remember what you like. It's an awesome place to try new things and figure out what you like and what you don't. And if you can't find something you like in Napa, you probably don't like wine. Other bit of advice, don't go in the winter...spring and summer are much more beautiful when there are leaves and fruit on the grape vines. But we did it...
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