For a number of years I overheard friends asking John what wines he has been buying. He freely shared that information, but it often came during an evening of varied conversation, the consumption of a bottle or two of wine and dinner. Remembering the suggested wines in following days can be a feat.
On a trip to Boise, ID, Paso Robles, CA and the Central California Coast I began paying more attention to John’s choices and the particular wines he was purchasing. I realized how much research and understanding of wine it takes to zero in on special vintners and their magical elixirs! I finally took notice of his commitment and dedication and began taking notes and writing posts!
A year ago we moved from one west coast paradise to another – from the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida to California’s Russian River Valley. I hope our posts will be even more helpful as we dig our feet into Sonoma County and continue our travels of the wine regions of California, Oregon and Washington State.