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Winter 2022 Release of New Wines

Wine notes for our winter, 2022, release.

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Thorns and Roses – A Look Back at 2021

A look back at 2021.

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Livermore Valle from the top of Mount Diablo in black and white

The Story of Angelica

The history behind California’s oldest wine.

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Celebrating National Rosé Month

With rosé it’s all about style.

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2020 Malvasia Bianca – Best in Show

Our 2021 Malvasia was judged best wine in Livermore Valley for 2021. Here’s the story.

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grenache on vines post veraison

Grenache – a case study in color

Grenache – extraction is the tricky bit

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Syrah – a case study in oxygen management

Why oxygen management is the crucial factor in Syrah.

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touriga vineyard Livermore Valley looking north

The 2020 Harvest in Livermore Valley

A look back at the 2020 harvest

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A Dozen Roses – A Look Back at 2020

Some of the best moments from 2020.

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people displaying three ways to prevent corona virus infection by washing hands using facemarks and hand sanitizer

Are Lockdowns Effective in Preventing Coronavirus?

Back in June, when California began to emerge from a severe lockdown of its economy, I wrote…

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