Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Napa Valley

October 2013

We went on a wine-tasting tour of the Napa Valley.  The only way to do it.  After 7 wineries with 4 tastes at each one, driving yourself around is no longer a good idea.  Vicki and I split our tastes, and skipped the last one completely.

The views were pretty
we got to see the grapes during harvest time
some interesting sculptures
a very interestingly named bottle
and of course the cellars
one was in an actual cave

California was looked down upon by French winemakers until a California Chardonnay beat them all in a blind taste test in 1976.  The winner was made by a Croatian immigrant named Miljenko Grgich.
Two of our fellow tourists brought their daughter.

Being young and strong, they each had their own tastings and skipped nothing.  And they were going out again the next day!

More pictures.

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