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    A family winery bites the dust

      It’s always sad when an old, little family winery shuts its doors, as Milat Vineyards & Winery is set to do by the end of this month. I never formally reviewed any of their wines, because they never sent me tasting samples. They didn’t have a high profile in Napa Va...

    14 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    Randy Hester Winemaker – From Texas and Back Again

    The post Randy Hester Winemaker – From Texas and Back Again appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. I met Randy and Brooke Hester last year at Newsom Grape Day. We talked briefly and I learned they were native Texans but currently living in California while making wines there w...

    18 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      WBC 14: Best Wines

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 13 readers - This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most importa...

      Interview with Doug Shafer at Shafer Vineyards

      A Wine Story - - 6 readers - Interview with Doug Shafer: Courage, Risk, & Luck By Marisa D’Vari I first met Shafer Vineyards Founder John Shafer in 2001 when I interviewed him in his Stags Leap District tasting room for my Boston-based television s...

      Napa for Normal People

      binNotes | a wine blog - - 5 readers - Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog  Napa for Normal People© by. L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook  |  Instagram Is Napa for normal people? Or for just the rarified – those willing to dol...

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      2 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog

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      5 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

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      5 readers - By WineFashionista

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      A family winery bites the dust

      …   It’s always sad when an old, little family winery shuts its doors, as Milat Vineyards & Winery is set to do by the end of this month. I never formally reviewed any of their wines, because they never sent me tasting samples. They didn’t have a high profile in Napa Valley, and perhaps didn’t want one; as the Napa Valley Register, which…

      14 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      WBC 14: Best Wines

      …, and desserts, these 11 wines stood out to me. Maybe they’ll do the same for you. In no particular order…. 1. Charles Krug 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley I gave this wine, the last one I tried during the white wine liveblogging session, my highest rating of the weekend, though I suspect #11 below might beat it had I taken the time to write down my…

      13 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Interview with Doug Shafer at Shafer Vineyards

      … the incredible 2012 Hillside Select at the 2014 Napa Valley Barrel Auction, I felt compelled to get in touch with Doug and learn more about his story. Stag’s Leap District is one of the most prestigious areas – how did your father find such fantastic land? Actually, he often refers to it as ‘dumb luck.’ At first, he investigated Paso Robles…

      6 readers - By A Wine Story

      Randy Hester Winemaker – From Texas and Back Again

      … their competition and Lightning Wines won three medals, a Gold for their Syrah and two Silvers for a Grenache and CdP Blanc. I thought it was time to find out more about the Hester’s story and plans on moving back to Texas. Randy and Brooke Hester moved from Houston to Napa Valley in 2006. They left behind their friends, families, careers, and everything…

      18 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

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      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

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      1 readers - By VINEgeek

      Franciscan Estate

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      1 readers - By Write for Wine

      Quick Sip: Noble Family Wines 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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