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Grand Daddy of California Wine Events: Family Winemakers San Francisco

The major stars of the tasting for me, with strong lineups overall and one or more wines rating 93 points or higher, were Bien Nacido, Benovia, Chateau Montelena, Grgich Hills, Herb Lamb, Kaena, Keenan, Ladera, Lagier Meredith, Lamborn Family, L’Aventure, Ottimino, Paloma, Saxon Brown, Seavey, Thomas Fogarty and Vino Noceto. Continue reading

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2011 Family Winemakers San Francisco: New Finds and Great Wines by Old Favorites

The new finds for me that were most impressive were Alder Springs, Black Sears, Carica, Charnu, Delectus, Figge Cellars, Meander/Aiken and Sierra Madre Vineyard. On the value front, besides new producers (to me) Carica and Figge Cellars listed above, I can also recommend from this tasting Coastview, with their bargain priced Fieldfare and Le P’tit Paysan offerings; C.G. Di Arie, Croze/Smith Wooton; Field Recordings, whose prices are surprisingly low on very characterful wines; Field Stone and Silver Wines.
Spence (nice Howell Mountain Cabernet) Continue reading

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