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Wine Adveture Napa


This is Gerald Murphy, super friend, like my older brother but not quite as smart or financially savvy. Huge RedWings fan, I can’t fault a person for that. They waited a long time for their team to have some glory in the late 90’s. G is like my brother, but he’s more like the

Enrico Ciccone

of older brothers. I love you man.    

Wine Adventure Napa

This is a bit of the view from up on Pritchard Hill. Where Chapellet grows their grapes, and makes their wines, in a tree shaded pyramid in the eastern mountains of the Napa Valley. It was paradise up there, didn’t think Gerald’s beater Park Ave would make it up the drive way. They took us…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Napa

The legendary Chateau Montelena. I have adored their wines for as long as my palate can remember. Their Chardonnay won first place at the legendary Paris tasting of 76. On my visit to the winery we missed the turn and drove on empty through wildfires from the day before. Destiny prevailed, because I was late…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Napa

This is one of my best friends Gerald Murphy, a well traveled foody and huge Red Wings fan that’s now GM of the Left Bank Menlo Park. We visited Groth Winery in Oakville and spent some quality time with Suzanne Groth, talked about life in Cali, the family, the wine, and the winery being a…Continue Reading

Wine Adventure Napa

I have been feeling guilty for not being on top of blogging lately but it’s hard to balance work, winemaking(a link will be coming shortly for the new winery), vacations to wine producing regions, tastings, remembering to bring my notes home, and family time. So I considered drawing off a pool of photos from wine…Continue Reading