Lake County

    Murder Mystery Dinner Showcases Killer Wines

    … in the wine. Green Dragon played the role of Heddy Shablee, a rival winery owner, Glorious T was Marilyn Merlot, a beauty queen with a tarnished crown, and the Cabinator played FBI investigator Bud Wizer. Our friends Larry and Donna, and John and Maria rounded out the cast of characters (Otto Von Schnapps, Tiny Bubbles, Bonnie Lass and Ralph…

    2 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

    …. For further information and where you can find this wine (for under the SRP and with free shipping), please see my tasting notes below. Review: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption (SRP $21): A beautiful deep purple in color, this blend of Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah exhibits blue and purple fruit aromas and flavors, nicely…

    5 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

    Visit the Kelseyville Pear Festival and Stay to Visit Lake County Wineries

    … A view of Clear Lake The Kelseyville Pear Festival takes place September 27, 2014. Kelseyville is in Lake County, California an area known for pears and wineries. The first Kelseyville Pear Festival took place in 1993. The first vineyards were planted in the 1800s. This year the Pear Festival includes: Third Annual Horse Faire Parade…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    A week in the life of Traveling Wine Chick

    …. The Farmer Va La and me Truth be told, I wanted to take every one of these wines home with me, but I ended up settling for La Prima Donna and Mahogany. Now I just have to figure out when to return to get my Va La fix. Sunrise over the vineyard in Lake County My First Harvest This week, my friend, winemaker and owner of Passaggio Wines, Cindy Cosco…

    4 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

    A New Zin Tradition

    … to me than a 95 in Wine Spectator.” Josh Wagner, an employee at one of Kendall Jackson’s other wine concerns, poured three wines for Edmeades of Philo, between Boonville and Navarro, in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. I tasted a 2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino, $21, a blend of Zin, Petite Sirah, and Syrah, a decent weight wine at 14.7% alc…

    3 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    …-AVA’s of the Sonoma County AVA and the Lake County AVA (north of Napa). The 2013 vintage started to see the effects of the drought in California. Northern California, though fairly dry, had cooler weather throughout the growing season, so the grapes did well. Too much rain is not good for grapes, rain at harvest can be a disaster, the vines do…

    2 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER