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Snooth User: vin0vin0

Russian River and Napa November 2014

Original post by vin0vin0, Nov 14, 2014.

We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend.
Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely 
beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a 
contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.
So what's the first thing to do in wine country? Hit the Russian River Brewing Co for lunch.
First wine stop was a real pleasure - Old World Winery. Tasted with Darek Twobridge, the owner and winemaker. Really nice wine and one surprise, a very nice red made from Abouriou, a very rare grape with only one 4 acre plot known to exist outside of random field vines.  There's some good info on his website. The wine tastes like a cross of a big RRV pinot and a lighter zin - really interesting.
Second stop was at Russian Hill Estate. We tasted two pinots, a syrah and a really tasting viognier.  Nothing overwhelming but not bad either.
Third and last stop was Moshin.  Rick Moshin has been making pinot for almost 25 years and you can tell he enjoys his work.  We've been here several times over the years and always have fun with the folks in the tasting room. They also do fun things during the summer, like free movies on their crushpad. We tasted a 2009 chardonnay, three of their pinots, a nice red blend and a .syrah. All were quite enjoyable.
We have a busy day planned for today, stayed tuned.

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Reply by napagirl68, Nov 21, 2014.

Hey, I was being nice!   And unlike some of you oldsters, i do not require glasses as of yet  ;-)

Reply by dmcker, Nov 22, 2014.

'Wasn't there something in the story about "Magic Dust?"'

What's all that stuff lying on the ground up north where he lives (part of the time, anyway, when he's not cruising Sonoma backroads looking for tasting opportunities)? The stuff that buried Buffalo?!

With all that on board/fueling speed, what's a little stray radiation here or there??

So I'll be expecting two pergolas and a couple cases of mixed Sonoma vino, then? It will all be put to good use, with a number of needy folks! 


P.S., NG, I don't need spectacles, either.  ;-)

Reply by outthere, Nov 24, 2014.

You know what we think of that?

Reply by napagirl68, Nov 26, 2014.

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