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... that help determine when is the right time for harvesting. We then, had a tasting master class by the same resident professor on the influence of the barrels (neutral, French oak and American oak) on the profile of the wine. Steve, Joan, how great time we are having! Thanks so much.
In the evening, nice dinner at Farmstead, where they grow their ...
... somewhere nice to stop so we could find somewhere to stay for the night. There didn't seem to be anything that jumped out at us so we got back on the bike and headed up to Napa Valley Bothe State Park. On our way we stopped at Yountville to suss out accommodation options and things to do in the area. Our stop here confirmed our thoughts that camping would probably be the best accommodation option for us here. The drive up to the park was on the ...
... a coupon for and was still open, Louis Martini. The coupon was buy one get one free, nice. We decided to do two different red wine tastings that way we could share and taste more wines. We sat outside at a little bar table and the lady doing the tasting would come over and tell us about each wine, pour, and then leave letting us taste and enjoy. It was really good wine and a perfect day outside, we really enjoyed that place. Once the tasting was over, we left without ...
... an Italian movie. We started at jacuzzi winery (yes their family also invented the jacuzzi). It was gorgeous, their gardens were amazing. They also has an olive oil tasting at this winery, we bought some balsamic vinegar and flavored olive oil. The second and third winery were nothing overly special, none of is particularly cared for any of the samples.
At the last winery we went on ...
... boutique wineries. We were given about 20 minutes to half an hour to sample 4 or 5 wines at each place, and they were pretty good about letting us share a tasting. So, in the course of the day, Ryan and I tasted at LEAST 35 different wines. Some great, some good, some not our cup of tea! The second winery we went to was fun, Trefethen, as the woman pouring the wine was super passionate about her job and while we paid for 5 reserve wines (ones only ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed