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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.

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hora feliz

Today we spent happy hour at Cascabel a new restaurant in Santa Rosa. This place has so much Tequila it’s crazy! I am not a tequila drinker or I probability would not have been able to choose a cocktail. For me today was all about the Red Sangria. It’s made with red wine, Sandman Ruby Port, citrus fruits and simple syrup. The drink was well balanced, not too sweet. It had a nice spicy note from the port. A very yummy, refreshing drink.

For our Happy Hour treat we ordered Guacamole and Chicken Taquitos. The guacamole was not to spicy with good acid balance. I wish it was a bit creamer, but thats just me. The taquitos were made with shredded chicken and served with a lovely fire roasted tomato salsa and crema and fresh quaso crumbles. I liked these very much. The fire roasted salsa stole the show.

We also had chips and salsa. It came with 3 different sauces, all of them good.

Cheeseburger in paradise

Today we found ourselves in the beautiful town of Healdsburg, CA. This town is just fantastic to tourist in. It has so many shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, and restaurants you could spend a whole week here and still miss something.

We picked the Healdsburg Bar and Grill for our lunch stop. I started with a Pomegranate Lemonade. It’s a hand crafted cocktail made with vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and fresh lemonade. It was very refreshing and tasty. My choice for lunch was the BBQ Burger. It was cooked perfectly and had a smokey BBQ flavor. The BBQ Sauce was smokey, spicy and tangy all at once, and was quite delicious. It was served with pepper jack cheese and beer battered onion rings. I would totally order this burger again.

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La Rosa Tequileria and Grill

La Rosa is located downtown Santa Rosa, California. It has a fun atmosphere and LOTS of Tequilas to pick from.

Today we had lunch. I ordered the Carne Asada Taco Salad. The flour shell was light and crisp and cook perfectly. The salad had a ton of delicious carne asada on it that was nicely seasoned and juicy. It was also filled with black beans, salsa fresca, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, and of course lettuce. The dressing was a cilantro-lime vinaigrette. I enjoyed this salad very much. The beans and guacamole were the stand outs for me today. The beans were so flavorful and just the right consistence. The guacamole was creamy and with the perfect amount of lime that had me eating just fork fulls of it! Next time I will make sure to order a side of the guacamole so I have enough!

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