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Blackbird Vineyards

In a sea of deep red the 2020 Dissonance is a bright beacon of change, guiding your “I only drink red wine” friends and family to the glorious light. Blackbird Vineyard’s winemaker Aaron Pott has taken cool climate Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, creating a beautiful, complex blend that tastes above

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Hamby Cellars

I love learning about new, small-lot, family owned wineries and how they came to be. As someone who took the medical (well, dental in my case) route career wise, I’m always fascinated when I hear about people jumping ship and following an entirely different path. Branden Hamby did just that.

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Corner 103 is the Place to Be

Have you visited Corner 103 in Sonoma, California? It’s on the corner of West Napa Street and First Street West (103 West Napa Street) in historic Sonoma Square. Founder Lloyd Davis wanted to create an environment where people could come to learn about wine and enjoy tasting in a relaxed,

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Alma de Cattleya, Wines with Soul

Alma, the Spanish word for soul, is what winemaker Bibiana González Rave’s wines are all about. She puts a lot of energy and tenacious soul into her grapes, so that they are the best quality for the wines she loves to make.

Four examples of her label, Alma de Cattleya,

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Sojourn

Who else would like to take a year-long sojourn in wine country? Not an overnight, pressed for time getaway, but a true brief stay. Even our bottles of wine sometimes feel rushed. We open them, and within minutes (or an hour or so) they’re gone. So, even if we can’t

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Big Sur Vineyards

Big Sur’s 2017 Arroyo Seco “Big Sur Red” is a Rhône style blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. Pour a glass, then another, stare into the label, and be mentally transported to the coast of Monterey County. Soar above the rugged, gorgeous coastline, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise

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Copain Wines

Copain was founded in 1999, and while they’re now owned by Kendall-Jackson, they maintain their original style of vineyard select Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Just south of Healdsburg in California’s Russian River Valley, they source fruit from several cool climate vineyards in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, and the Sonoma Coast. Their

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