Every time I travel to San Francisco, I am compelled to make a trip to wine country. But there are so many wine tours and cars and blah blah blah. Well like most first timers, I didnt know what to do either. But I did find one company that is at least my favorite and have become a returning customer: Beau Wine Tours
I usually travel by myself or with a friend, and for $99/person at this posting, you will travel in a stretch limo throughout Napa with 4-6 of your newest closest friends to 3-4 wineries. The tour is based on the personality of the group with the friendliest drivers. The last time I went, I met up with 6 other great people and we instantly bonded, well after a couple bottles of wine, but still. And, you even get a gourmet lunch at a winery. How cool is that??
So if you are up for suggestions and want to hit wine country, check out Beau Wine Tours. Best $99 of your vacation. (No, this doesn’t include the wine)Read More
I finally broke into my first bottle of Napa wine from the last trip and it’s a bottle of 2005 Persistence from Reynolds Family Winery. This is a unique blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, Syrah, Petite Verdot that brings some complexity and fullness to the wine.
Typically, I will throw the bottle in my decanter, but this is by the glass tonight. I let it breathe for about 20 minutes before i started enjoying my glass, but I did try a sip here and there to see how it opened up. There is a bit of woodiness to the fragrance with a touch of vanilla.
I will have to admit that I’m not the most knowledgable connoisseur, but what I can tell you is the it is a little tanic on the pallet at first sip, but mellows out on the swallow, which is something that I enjoy. It’s not to overwhelming and is a great stand alone wine to enjoy while relaxing.
Sometimes I hate living on the east coast!
I give it 3.5 out of 5…. um. corks? Help me out here!Read More