Merlot

Ancient Peaks Always Makes it Fun!

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Great Wines & Great Times at Ancient Peaks! When I’m choosing which Central Coast wine club  I want to belong to (or any other great wine region), first and foremost I have to love the wines. Following in a very…

Rendarrio & Paydirt Fine Wines

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The fine wines of Rendarrio and Paydirt in Paso Robles This week in my From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times (published today, August 9, 2015), I wrote about these two fine Paso Robles tasting rooms that share…

Kathy’s Choice Wines July 1, 2015

We’ve gone strictly red wines with this week’s choices, but all of these fine wines are a very good buy as long as they last! Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Pinot Noir Edna Valley Twin Creeks Martini Clone This pure Pinot…

Looking for fun this weekend? Ziplines!

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Margarita Adventures offers a great time with ziplines and more! I was always a scaredy-cat when I was a kid, even through my teenage years I was never too adventurous. Perhaps that’s why I’m always willing to try new things…

Rediscovering Merlot!

I loved this excellent Merlot with a New York steak Although you haven’t seen many Merlot recommendations in Kathy’s Choice, it’s not from an aversion to this variety. I just haven’t had many Merlots that swept me off my feet.…

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…

Ancient Peak’s Winemaker Mike Sinor

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I wrote this story about Mike Sinor at Ancient Peaks in August of 2010. Now, Stewart became the winemaker when Mike was promoted to executive winemaker. A passion for winemaking among the mountain trails On a gloriously sunny, Friday afternoon…