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Girls day sans kids and, of course, husband

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[/b]So, Ash and I were served breakfast in bed by Thomas and the girls. That was how we started our girls day off. From there we went to Folie a Deux and Napa Cellars where Martin works. Martin is one of Thomas' best friends. We had a really good tasting there.[/b]

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[/b]After that we went to Napa for a laid back lunch and then off again to hit more wineries. Our next stop was Duckhorn. Duckhorn owns several different vineyards around Napa Valley so they have valley wines and high altitude wines. Of course, I liked the 2005 Duckhorn Melot which was $75 a bottle. I walked away empty handed. The best part was when we where leaving and we saw a PT Cruiser Limo. The driver let us look inside and check it out. I will say the outisde is hideous but the inside was pretty cool.[/b]

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[/b]After that we went to Benessere and had a tasting. We traded a De Tomas Wine for their Pheonmeon Wine. It was an excellent trade on our part. I also bought a dessert wine there.[/b]

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[/b]From there we went to the Castllo di Amorsoa. Of course, we managed to get a free tasting there so we went to the reserved wine room. Ash had the red wines and I had my sweet wines served with sea salt chocolate. Yum! The castle is owned by Dario Sattui who also owns V. Sattui down the road from Ashes house. It was a pretty cool reproduction of a castle. He had it built in the 90's and there can never be another in St. Helena because the city council has passed a law against it. Sattui, of course, was grandfathered in.[/b]

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[/b]Our last stop occurred after we had already told Thomas we were on our way home. Berringer was still open and they have really cheap, no class wines- i.e. their aged in stainless steel not french oak, so we stopped for a tasting. We ended up with 6 bottles of wines and a bag to carry them in for $38, not bad.[/b]

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[/b]It was a great girls day! We to went several wineries and tasted for free and recieved the trade discount when and if we bought. Nice day overall. After dinner we had smores with the girls. The fire was made from dried grapevines.[/b]

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[/b]Any misspellings should be forgiven due the fact that I've visited several wineries and still having more wine at home. Thank you for the consideration. [/b]

Posted by Vriesema 21:35 Archived in USA Tagged automotive

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