Sonoma County

Wine Wednesday

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Here’s to Wine Wednesday! Well, it’s Wednesday and many writers and bloggers make a great fuss over recommending wine on Wednesday. At Chez Hardesty, wine is celebrated every day at the dinner table. In my mind, wine is as necessary to…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 3/9/2016

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Kathy’s Choice 3.9.16 You’ve seen these excellent wine brands here regularly, and they deserve the press for the consistently great wines they produce. Stephen Ross 2013 Pinot Noir Chorro Creek Vineyard Grown in SLO County, this delicious Pinot Noir is a…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 2/23/16

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My choices this week include two outstanding Pinot Noirs and a great Grenache Baker and Brain 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Floodgate Vineyard The perfectly ripe fruit in this delightful wine just bowled us over. It was irresistible from…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Roses 2/11/16

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Our love for Rose lasts year round! This week I’m excited about Roses, and Dan and I have been drinking some mighty fine new releases lately. Remember, Rose isn’t just for the hot, steamy days of summer anymore. At Chez…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 01/19/16

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The finest in Pinot Noir and Mourvedre by two talented SLO County winemakers! I’m sure every one of my readers knows, Pinot Noir is my favorite red, especially vineyard designates. But that doesn’t limit my choices, I love every wine…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice 01/12/2016 So many fine wines, so little time! El Lugar 2012 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley One of the hottest new brands on the Central Coast, this fine, highly-limited brand was created by winemaker Coby…

The Rest of the Best Wines of 2015!

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A Salute to Wines Enjoyed in 2015! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Many of these wines were so impressive, we returned to the tasting rooms and bought more. There’s no better compliment than going back for more! Of course, they all…

Kathy’s Choice March 9th Wines

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines, a Zinfandel and Pinot Noir I’m going to start adding Kathy’s Choice in fine wines three days a week to stay consistent. I had so many great tastes of Pinot Noirs during the awesome World…

Three delicious wines, all quite affordable

When I was in Santa Maria last weekend, I stopped by BevMo! where I found this delicious trio of wines. Although I provided links to each winery’s webpage, that mostly for information, but you can easily pick up the wines…

Ancient Peaks Merlot

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Merlot, it’s not a wine you see all that often as Kathy’s Choice. I’m happy to say this is one is different. It’s really tasty and easy sipping. The best part about it is the fact that it’s so smooth…