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The Clear Lake appellation -- just north of Sonoma and Napa counties and east of Mendocino -- contains the largest body of fresh water in California. The lake acts as a temperature moderator and covers half the surface area of this viticultural region. Uniformly cooler than any northern California appellation, Clear Lake AVA has become well known for its Sauvignon Blanc in recent years. However, the lake also causes viticulturalists a good amount of stress as it has a tendency to flood during rainy seasons. Before Prohibition, this area had over 5,000 acres of vineyards and 36 wineries. Without brand recognition, none of them survived into the mid-20th century. Understandably, local winemakers wish to avoid a repeat of this phenomenon and therefore actively promote the appellation name on labels. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I was kidding about the bottom of Tahoe, just playing off its reputation for being so clear, while pointing out that the lake is getting less clear thanks to the abuse of nitrogen fertilizers on surrounding golf courses.  That deep, it's pretty dark no matter how clear the water is.  Read More

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  • Rosa d'Oro Vineyards Sangiovese 2012

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  • DMCKER, Also to answer your previous post: o Isaac, how many roadtrips do you guys take out of Berkeley on a weekend or three (or better yet weekday)? Any personal connections going already with winemakers in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake Counties, down in the Santa Cruz mountains and the Pinnacles, or even up in Lodi?Ha! We don't get to ... Read More

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  • So Isaac, how many roadtrips do you guys take out of Berkeley on a weekend or three (or better yet weekday)? Any personal connections going already with winemakers in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake Counties, down in the Santa Cruz mountains and the Pinnacles, or even up in Lodi?Am also curious (and indicated that in my response) as to what... Read More

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  • Lucky you.  I was just there... Piedmont is pretty stretched out.  If you want to be in Barolo/Barbaresco country, I stayed at a really nice agriturismo (read: Bed and Breakfast) in Castiglione Falletto called Tenuta Montanello.  It's a working winery, although not one of the stars.  But the hosts are extremely nice and it's quite reasonable.  I... Read More

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  • Rosa d'Oro Vineyards Barbera 2012

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  • Rosa d'Oro Primitivo 2012

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  • Rosa d'Oro Primitivo 2012

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  • Rosa d'Oro Primitivo 2012

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  • Rosa d'Oro Vineyards Primitivo 2011

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