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Our first vist was to Frank Family Vineyards in Calistoga...a lovely setting and tasting experience to initiate us into the wine country!
Castello di Amorosa is a beautiful mediaeval Tuscan castle that is a popular site for movies needing Middle Ages authenticity. It was our second stop. Although we did not stay for the 50-minute tour, we …
... big cabs. Note about their Sauv Blanc the grapes are brought in from a cooler part of Napa, I wasn't crazy about this wine very acidic. Their C******nay whoever was very good, they don't use malolactic fermentation techniques when making this so it is softer and free from the buttery flavor of some C******nay. Their best reds in my opinion were the blends their Right Bank and Eloge wines were the best. They sell alot to their wine club members ...
... view of the valley as we passed through. After a few hours on the train we disembarked onto a luxury coach (only a handful of us were doing the full day tour, some were just on the train for lunch) and made our way to the first vineyard called Raymond. We tasted 4 wines with a tour including the importance and difference of soils in Napa Valley, senses and tastes, cheese tasting, and even the biodynamic garden of the vintage. It ...
... get tires for $25 a pop---$100 for whole vehicle. I actually had intended to get new tires once we got to Oregon since they don't have sales tax, BUT that idea went out the window with the appearance of the little bubbles routine. Oh, the joys of motorhoming. Remember what I said in a recent post about motors and women???
Since I spent half the day at the tire shop, I decided to try to ...
... for information. This took us to downtown Napa, where a very helpful lady armed us with maps and recommendations. Two wineries out, several others in and a coffee shop stop mapped out, we were ready to head back out.
Our first stop was Oakville Grocery, right on the main drag in-between Napa and the next little town over, St. Helena. We grabbed some coffee there and enjoyed the patio while reviewing all the maps we had just gotten ...
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