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Napa and Sonoma Wine and Winery Reviews
Over 100 winery and 1000 wine reviews was started by a group of friends in San Francisco, California that share a love of Red wine - especially big full bodied reds. This website is a place where we can share information about our visits to local wine country (Napa & Sonoma) along with ratings on different wines from around the world. The rating system we use is a five point scale from DD (High), D, C, B, A (Low).

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Silverado Trail Tastings
Oct 3rd, 2015
We decided to hit up the Silverado Trail and visit some new wineries and their tasting rooms. Typically we do not venture into tasting rooms anymore but it has been a while!! Wow were we disappointed. Napa (Hwy 29 and Silverado Trail) has really become everything we do not like. Ridiculously expensive tasting fees, highly over-rated and costly wines, wine "educators", extremely lavish wineries!! It is now all about the "experience" so people are paying a lot more to visit, stay, drink and eat. Good luck!

Napa Limo Tour
Aug 22nd, 2015
Took another trip to a couple of wineries off Highway 29; Napa and Calistoga. Sat down with renowned winemaker, Bob Egelhoff, to taste some of his excellent offerings and fun conversations all around. Visited Olney Family Vineyards for an excellent tasting with David and Shirley

WineAddicts trip to Crane and Egelhoff
Oct 4th, 2014
Hot day in Napa pushing 102 degrees. Never hot enough to be tackling big reds though....Crane was a completely new winery and wines for us. Very low production, mostly sold through membership. Bob Egelhoff wines we have had before and are always impressed; plus Bob is a ton of fun to sit around and have a few glasses with!!

Fisher and Montagna
Sep 6th, 2014
Trip to Napa to check out the wines of Fisher on Spring Mountain and then over to Pritchard Hill to visit Montagna. Another big Cab day; lots of purple teeth and tannins.

Napa Trip and Wine Pickup
Feb 8th, 2014
Great time of the year in Napa as it is relatively quiet. We called into Lewelling for a wine pickup and tasting and followed this up with tastings at Hayfork and Taplin, all wines produced from the fantastic Lewelling / Taplin family vineyards. Also called into Sequoia Grove for a tasting of their single vineyard Cabernets

Sue New Job!
Jan 27th, 2014
Sue has joined the team at Blue Ventures Wine Marketing in San Rafael and is extremely excited ( We have been tasting some of the excellent Spanish wines they represent. More to follow...

Limo Trip to Napa
Dec 27th, 2012
Great day taking a limo of friends around Napa to celebrate the end of 2012. Started out at a very small winery called Caspar Estate which was really excellent, followed by a private tasting at Acme Wines in St Helena. Finished the day at another small winery none of us had visited before called Ruston. Lots of new wines and wineries; great day!!

Beringer Cellar Sale March 2012
Mar 24th, 2012
Lining up in the rain at 8.30am on a Saturday morning to try to get some really good deals at Beringer. If you have not been to this before, it is definitely worth going, even though the first 10 minutes are pretty crazy. But it is worth it for the deals; Private Reserve Cabernets for around $50 and Single Vineyard Cabs for around $35; Alluvium and Merlot for around $12. Plus you get around 40 wines to taste. A great event

St Helena Tasting - Appellation  (more...)
Feb 24th, 2012
We had another great experience at the Appellation St Helena tasting at Charles Krug winery.

WineAddicts Trip to St Helena
Dec 28th, 2011
I really love going to Napa this time of the year. The colors are beautiful and the place is pretty empty so you generally have the wineries to yourself. Definitely the best time of the year in Napa!! We had a fantastic day out at Lewelling, Anomaly, Merus and Beringer; did not have a disappointing wine all day and got treated excellently in all locations!! Happy New Year!!

Howell Mountain Visit
Dec 20th, 2011
Went to Howell Mountain to sample Seavey and Conn Valley (again). Had a fantastic time at both. Followed up by a few samples at Maisonry in Yountville

Company Wine Trip to Sonoma
Dec 15th, 2011
Took 30 people on a corporate event to Sonoma from San Francisco. Blending class at Ravenswood, lunch at Nickolson Ranch and bocce and vino at Ledson. All followed up by dinner at Sonoma plaza. Another excellent day in wine country!

Halloween Wine Limo
Oct 29th, 2011
Another great trip to wine country with friends, this time in a limo in costume. The theme was '80s. Hilarious day and great visits to Etude, O'Brien, Sojourn and Michael Mondavi

WineAddicts organize another successful company wine trip
Sep 9th, 2011
Took the executive teams from two companies around Napa for a very successful and enjoyable day at some fantastic wineries.

Family Winemakers San Francisco
Aug 21st, 2011
Great day at Family Winemakers. A lot of great wine and a lot of not so great wine. The outstanding highlights for "wines drinking today" were the Meander 2006 Cabernet and the Pride 2008 Cabernet. The Donum Pinots were a stand-out. Always a fun day out

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