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In some ways, Marin County is more like Burgundy than California! This coastal area, just north of San Francisco, is perhaps known more for its recreational and residential development and is not your typical wine making region. However, in this challenging cold climate viticultural area, there are a devout few committed to its success, especially with the finicky Pinot Noir grape.

Marin County is bordered on three sides by the moderating waters of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, resulting in winters that are actually warmer than neighboring North Coast winegrowing regions, while allowing for an earlier budbreak, followed by a very long, very cool growing season. Because of this long and gentle growing season, Marin growers get good flavor development before sugars start to soar, allowing them to pick at their leisure without resorting to the extended “hang times” that have become prevalent in other California regions. The resulting wines are marked by their bright flavors, superb acidity Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Third from right certainly looks brand spanking new to me. Bottom right space ... ... itself is very pricey in Marin communities like Sausalito, Tiburon (this one) or Mill Valley. Again, this house is $7mil, without that view. You can imagine this area, in a sense, to be the Malibu of San Francisco.If you 'had to live there', Al? Let me see, D... Read More

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  • Inspired by VV, I had Rioja last night.  But first some catching ... a ... a Burmese place in Larkspur (Marin County for folks not familiar with it). We were trying to get into Village Sake in Fairfax, but that was going to prove impossible, so we went with Plan B.  Brought wines I thought would be flexible.  For reasons of geography, we had t... Read More

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  • The peninsula is one thing, but Sunnyvale and San Jose down in its armpit are ... I'd rather live in SW Marin (and it's closer to the wine, too), but that's another bump up in price these days. Marin first choice, East Bay second, NW SV area 3rd (though if you can afford that these days why not find a place in The City, unless you need to acce... Read More

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  • When you get to two kids and some gear, side trips to Joshua or whatever going ... It's those Napa/Sonoma/Marin jaunts that require a car. In any case, I wouldn't go even from here to Amador if all I was doing was eating at Taste, but it's a very reasonable wine country weekend plan in comparison to H'burg for anyone in the East Bay.  Easy to ... Read More

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  • Too many redwoods for reliable solar without chopping several down--this is ... ... in the trees in western Marin and Sonoma. Wet, dark winters, little light. Told OT once about an intervention had to perform on a friend back in the '90s who was stuck in a house near Guerneville all winter listening to Enya, mourning a failed marriage (the En... Read More

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  • Well, reveal day is upon us. Why don't I mosey on over to the cellar and ... Cruz Mountains or Northern Marin County. I sure hope I'm correc Read More

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  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th ... ... ... lunch catered by Barrio Marin. While the guests arrived and got acquianted/re-acquainted we enjoyed Anne Fogerty's Belaharra Rosé of Syrah. Picked early and pressed right off and fermented dry. This crisp refreshing pale pink wine exhibited freshness and great acid structure to ac... Read More

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  • We finally got the news that we are approved for our planning permit.  Now ... ... Almost on the bridge to Marin,  I turned around--I'd feel like hell if it turned out the cleaners got arrested on my account.  Shockingly, the Oakland cops got there before I did.  We smoothed it over and I was back on the road and probably didn't lose too much ... Read More

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  • Al, we all know LA is a hellhole, even if there are pockets of paradise around ... ... Big Sur and San Fran and Marin to Eureka and Crescent City almost entirely on the coast, then the Oregon coast to Astoria, over to Portland then all the way east to Walla Walla via Pendleton, then up the Idaho border to Spokane. Did that several times on a s... Read More

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  • DMCKER, Also to answer your previous post: o Isaac, how many ... ... 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 the Napa / Sonoma Valley's nearly enough. We do have some connections in the wine industry from winemaking, to production to... Read More

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