Barolos, considered ‘The King” of Italian wines:
Once again, at the invitation of Don Sebastiani, Sr., fellow Sonoma winemakers and somms gathered for a studious tasting. This time at the Swiss Hotel private dining room on the Plaza in downtown Sonoma. (Note: their Reuben Sandwich, fries, and an aged Barolo highly recommended)
Barolos are praised worldwide for their complex and powerful flavors of dried flowers (rose and violet), dried red fruit (strawberry and raspberry), licorice, tar and earth. From the Langhe area near Alba in Piedmont, Italy and based upon the Nebbiolo grape. Barolos are frequently aged 3 – 5 years before release.
What a hit parade of wines. I can genuinely recommend every one of these producers. It has been a long time since I was in a professional tasting where even the lowest ranked wines (since all wines are forced ranked) were wines everyone loved.
Napa “Lighted Art” public street art festival
Went over to the ‘other’ valley on a Thursday eve to take in the light show. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights, and supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. This walkable outdoor experience is FREE in downtown Napa featuring 10 lighted art sculptures for five weeks and projection artwork on 3 iconic downtown buildings for the first 9 nights of the festival. Bring the family and experience the magic of lighted art at the 2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival!
January 21st- February 19th, 2023, Monday- Thursday 6-9pm | Friday – Sunday 6-10pm
A trip back in time when our little start-up Redwood City winery began winning some critic’s awards:
Sonoma International Film Festival – tickets now on sale – don’t miss it!
The best event of the entire Sonoma wine country calendar. This year, the Sonoma International Film Festival will be featuring special films from all over the world, in comfortable theater venues, with amazing sound. Don’t miss this extraordinary 5-day event.Buy your passes today. Click here.
Our “Sonocaia Estate Reserve Sagrantino” red wine is a proud sponsor. Please join us at the party!
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