Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 24 2009

Nothing like a visit to one of my favorite spots on Earth to make my day. The Hubs and I drove up to Napa and spent the day mulling around the vineyards.

First stop: Sterling! You need to take an aerial tram to get up to this mountaintop vineyard. The vistas are amazing from up there. And the wine is amazing!

Next Stop: Praeger Port Works. This is my favorite estate/family owner winery in Napa. They make the most incredible dessert reisling called Sweet Claire. Their tasting room is covered in dollar bills signed by visitors. Back in 2005, I put one up with my friends from work (be darned if I knew where we put it). So the hubs and I played tourist, and added a new one!

Next Stop: Sutter Home. Which had much nicer wines than I was expecting. My favorites? White Cabernet Savignon and Moscato.

Final Vineyard for the day? Our original favorite: Robert Mondavi. Unfortunately by the time we got there it was too late for tastings, so we just enjoyed the scenery and took some photos.

After our drive back to San Francisco, we had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants: The Stinking Rose. Their tag line? We season our garlic with food. If you are ever in San Fran or Beverly Hills, eat at this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.

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