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2011 Lewelling Vineyards
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2011 Lewelling Vineyards
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WineAddicts.com was started by a group of friends in San Francisco, California that share a love of Red wine - especially big full bodied reds. This website is a place where we can share information about our visits to local wine country (Napa & Sonoma) along with ratings on different wines from around the world. The rating system we use is a five point scale from DD (High), D, C, B, A (Low).
Feb 8th, 2014
Great time of the year in Napa as it is relatively quiet. We called into Lewelling for a wine pickup and tasting and followed this up with tastings at Hayfork and Taplin, all wines produced from the fantastic Lewelling / Taplin family vineyards. Also called into Sequoia Grove for a tasting of their single vineyard Cabernets
Sue New Job!
Jan 27th, 2014
Sue has joined the team at Blue Ventures Wine Marketing in San Rafael and is extremely excited (http://www.blueventureswinemarketing.com/full_site/index.html). We have been tasting some of the excellent Spanish wines they represent. More to follow...
Limo Trip to Napa
Dec 27th, 2012
Great day taking a limo of friends around Napa to celebrate the end of 2012. Started out at a very small winery called Caspar Estate which was really excellent, followed by a private tasting at Acme Wines in St Helena. Finished the day at another small winery none of us had visited before called Ruston. Lots of new wines and wineries; great day!!
Beringer Cellar Sale March 2012
Mar 24th, 2012
Lining up in the rain at 8.30am on a Saturday morning to try to get some really good deals at Beringer. If you have not been to this before, it is definitely worth going, even though the first 10 minutes are pretty crazy. But it is worth it for the deals; Private Reserve Cabernets for around $50 and Single Vineyard Cabs for around $35; Alluvium and Merlot for around $12. Plus you get around 40 wines to taste. A great event
St Helena Tasting - Appellation (more...)
Feb 24th, 2012
We had another great experience at the Appellation St Helena tasting at Charles Krug winery.
WineAddicts Trip to St Helena
Dec 28th, 2011
I really love going to Napa this time of the year. The colors are beautiful and the place is pretty empty so you generally have the wineries to yourself. Definitely the best time of the year in Napa!! We had a fantastic day out at Lewelling, Anomaly, Merus and Beringer; did not have a disappointing wine all day and got treated excellently in all locations!! Happy New Year!!
Howell Mountain Visit
Dec 20th, 2011
Went to Howell Mountain to sample Seavey and Conn Valley (again). Had a fantastic time at both. Followed up by a few samples at Maisonry in Yountville
Company Wine Trip to Sonoma
Dec 15th, 2011
Took 30 people on a corporate event to Sonoma from San Francisco. Blending class at Ravenswood, lunch at Nickolson Ranch and bocce and vino at Ledson. All followed up by dinner at Sonoma plaza. Another excellent day in wine country!
Halloween Wine Limo
Oct 29th, 2011
Another great trip to wine country with friends, this time in a limo in costume. The theme was '80s. Hilarious day and great visits to Etude, O'Brien, Sojourn and Michael Mondavi
WineAddicts organize another successful company wine trip
Sep 9th, 2011
Took the executive teams from two companies around Napa for a very successful and enjoyable day at some fantastic wineries.
Family Winemakers San Francisco
Aug 21st, 2011
Great day at Family Winemakers. A lot of great wine and a lot of not so great wine. The outstanding highlights for "wines drinking today" were the Meander 2006 Cabernet and the Pride 2008 Cabernet. The Donum Pinots were a stand-out. Always a fun day out
Surprise Napa Limo Trip with Friends
Jul 16th, 2011
Sue surprised me with a group of friends and a limo for a day of wine tasting at David Fulton, Seavey and B Cellars. Followed by a night of drinking in Calistoga. Made for a 3 day hangover!!
Shane 40th Birthday Weekend In Napa
Jul 15th, 2011
Spent my 40th birthday touring around Napa, hitting some new wineries and some old favorites. Had excellent tastings at Sodaro, Arrow & Branch, Behrens & Hitchcock and Beringer
Private Tasting at Conn Valley Vineyards
May 28th, 2011
Still raining in May!! Thought today would be a nice sunny day in Napa. Got that wrong. Lots of rain but had a great tasting at Conn Valley in Howell Mountain
Clos Pegase - Wine Cave Dinner
May 24th, 2011
Lobster dinner in the wine cave at Clos Pegase with approx 100 work colleagues. Really great time eating with our hands and drinking lots of vino
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