Dark, rich earth in a bottle.
As we’re wont to say when nursing a two-buck Chuck in our Dixie cups with pinky finger extended James Lipton style: This terroir speaks to me.
What could be scarier than a twisted old vine from Lodi?
Apparently, proprietor John Giguiere liked “starting things on fire such as his father’s wheat fields.”
Recently La Rochelle sent Stark Insider some bottles. And wouldn’t you know it. Once again, the Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot again effortlessly acquitted itself with class.
Over the years I’ve cellared up a bunch of Turnbull reds. I look forward to seeing how they evolve over time; it’s the kind of “research” that requires lots and lots and lots of tasting!
Hands down, Sonoma produces some of the best Cabs and Chards.
If there ever was a case to say YMMV, a bottle from Mount Veeder Winery (St. Helena) may very well be the exclamation point.
By Napa Cab standards, the prices ($70 Alexander Valley, $110 Napa Valley) aren’t earth shattering expensive. Sure, they’re likely not daily drinkers for most of us. But you get tier 1 quality here at not necessarily tier 1 prices.
This wine is a lush, well-made Cab that shows off a sophisticated intensity so familiar to the Chaulk Hill sub AVA in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley.
Three years ago the actor/writer Herbert [...]
Herbert Siguenza as Pablo Picasso.
Three years ago the actor/writer Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash) had the audacity to write an original play and star as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history.
With a skill that will amaze you, the actor draws and paints onstage, in real time during every performance!
Go back to 1957 and spend three days with a genius inside his private studio on the southern coast of France. We promise a weekend you will never forget.
(Friday) 8:00 PM
San Jose Stage Company
490 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
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