Monthly Archive for: "February, 2014"


Silver – Zinfandel from the American Fine Wine Competition VINEYARD The Zinfandel grapes for this cuvee were grown in the rich soil of the Oakville bench very near the intersection of the Oakville Crossroads and Silverado Trail. The iconic wineries grouped around this intersection include some of Napa’s finest, Gargiulo, Screaming Eagle, Miner, Della Valla, Harbison and Plump […]

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The Grape Limnio (LIM-nee-oh) is a Greek red grape variety originally indigenous to the island of Lemnos. It is regarded by many wine experts to be one of Greece’s most important red grapes in addition to what is believed to be the oldest known grape variety. It was written about by Aristotle and Herod. Lemnos […]

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Droughts and Wine

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts ever. 2013 was the shortest in rainfall since recording data began. 2014 looks possibly worse. So the obvious question is how will this affect grape growing and winemaking? Understand that 85% of California’s water is used for agriculture. It really doesn’t help much to stop watering the lawn or taking […]

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