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cave under the hill

Pech Merle Winery is located in Geyserville California. It has a fun relaxing atmosphere where you could hang out for hours.

Over the weekend my husband and I opened the 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir. It is a beautiful limited production hand-crafted wine.

The color was a brilliant cranberry, promising so much happiness in just a look. The nose was subtle spice. On the palate it’s bright plum, cherry and berry. The finish is velvet jam. Super smooth and sooooo delicious.


Cab time

Today we opened a Cabernet Sauvignon from Hook and Ladder Winery. The AVA is Russian River. Estate bottled from Los Amigos Ranch on Chalk Hill Rd. It is the reserve version or as this winery uniquely calls it ‘Third Alarm’.

The color is a deep garnet and so beautiful. The nose is rich plum and warm jam. On the palate it has bold fruit with a bit of spice. The finish is sexy and smooth. This wine deserves it’s alarm status as my husband and I raced to refill our glasses. Just loved this wine.


A Royal Zin

Ledson Winery is the  castle in Sonoma Valley. It was originally built as the family residents but changed direction and in 1999 it officially became a winery.

Today we opened a 2014 Russian River Valley Reserve Century Vine Zinfandel.

This wine is a beautiful bright garnet in color. The nose is sweet raspberry. On the mouth its smooth and sexy. It starts with notes of soft leather and warm spice and finishes all delicate oak and velvety.

I enjoyed this wine right out of the bottle… altho my second glass was much better as the wine had a little time to open up and become more complex and wonderful.