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Skinner Vineyards & Winery Puts the “Aah” in Syrah—and in So Much More

Based on a recommendation, I found myself driving along windy roads through the Sierra Foothills with my friend Cathy in search of a winery called Skinner Vineyards & Winery in California’s El Dorado County. We weren’t sure what to expect … Continue reading

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Branciforte Creek Vineyard: Complex, Elegant Pinot Noir—from the Vineyard to the Glass

The Early Days There’s a vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains that dates back to the mid-1800s. It is known today as Branciforte Creek Vineyard, and is part of one of the oldest continuously operated grape-growing regions in California—a 300-acre … Continue reading

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Mmm, Mmm Minerality: Santa Cruz Mountains Pinots Have It in Spades

Put some rocks in a glass of water and let the glass sit overnight. When you check it the next day, what do you smell? Or, stick your tongue on a slab of slate. What do you taste? Minerals perhaps? … Continue reading

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