Big Basin

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located in Santa Cruz County, about 36 km (22 mi) northwest of Santa Cruz. The park contains almost all of the Waddell Creek watershed, which was formed by the seismic uplift of its rim, and the erosion of its center by the many streams in its bowl-shaped depression.Big Basin is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902, earning its designation as a California Historical Landmark. Its original 3,800 acres (15 km2) have been increased over the years to over 18,000 acres (73 km2).
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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

      2005 Copain Syrah Harrison Clarke 2009 Foncalieu Côtes du Rhône Villages St. Gervais La Réserve du Crouzau 2010 Treasure Hunter Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Panjanatan Paso Robles 2008 Big Basin Vineyards Odeon 2008 Villa Creek Avenger 2007 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah Due to ongoing unpacking and organizing from our move and the holiday season, most of these wines only hav ...

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    • Grapelive Special Report: Top 10 Wines of 2014

      Grapelive’s Top Ten Wines of 2014 By Kerry Winslow After 365 Wines of the Day and many extra tasting reports I’ve picked my Top Ten Wines of the Year for 2014, all are fantastic wines and it was terribly hard to narrow it down, I honestly should have done a Top 100, but these are certainly fascinating wines that I would wholeheartedly recommend you try and find and taste for yourself, some will.

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    • Camp Fire Wines

      This is a long overdue post from the end of last summer. We went on a two-nighter camping trip out to the redwood forest in Big Basin. Considering we were in Santa Cruz County there were only two wineries worthy of the journey! Bonny Doon and Ridge. Bonny Doon’s Albariño is one of California’s best, lovely lime and tangerine with lots of acidity crispness. At $18 too, quite a bargain.

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  • A Vineyard Hike and Tasting at Big Basin Vineyards

    … Driving along the twisting roads of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, you begin to wonder if there’s really a winery among the redwoods here. At the end of a narrow residential road you come upon a clearing, arriving at Big Basin Vineyards. “Welcome to the middle of nowhere in the Santa Cruz Mountains,” is the greeting from assistant winemaker Matt Ryan to visitors who make the journey. Read my full story on Edible Silicon Valley Posted by: mary // Featured, Wine // October 3, 2014…

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  • Wine of the Day September 29, 2014

    … and fascinating wine full of flavor, vigor, intensity and depth. The Alfaro estate is in Coralitos in the southern part of the cool Santa Cruz Mountains, it is not far from Aptos and sits in a mostly southerly facing area near the ocean, this gives tons of acidity and long hangtimes, making for very exciting Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir too. The grapes from…

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  • 2010 Big Basin Estate Syrahs

    Since 2002 Bradley Brown has been producing excellent estate Syrah; intense wines that deserve - nay, demand - cellaring. As the vines have aged and other Rhone varieties have been planted the range has expanded. The latest release features two siblings that are very different from each other. 2010 Big Basin Old Corral Syrah The 2010 Old Corral is a dark, brooding wine featurin ...

  • Trip report: Spring serenity at Briones Regional Park

    … From Briones Peak, a view to the north of cattle ponds and Carquinez Straits. The day after a snowstorm, folks who ski tend to reference sunny, clear-blue skies as evidence of a bluebird day. If I can extend that term to include my hiking adventures, then I’ve recently enjoyed two bluebird days – one at Big Basin Redwoods back on February 24th…

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