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Foppiano Vineyards / Winery & Vineyard Visits / Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, California


I adore Foppiano Vineyards. The wines, the people, the grounds, the vibe. True, real, professional, elegant, delicious. I’ve long been a fan of Natalie West‘s wine crafting, so visiting Foppiano in person had been on my wish list for years. Natalie gave me a fascinating tour around their ample, and gorgeous, grounds and then guided […]

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Argentina, Malbec (Port Style), Malamado, Familia Zuccardi, 2008

This is a “Port” style Malbec that is truly excellent. Has all that is great in a Port, but no cloying sweetness, and no rotten wood undertones. Usually with a Port, two glasses is all I can handle before the sweet factor bars me from further imbibes. Not so with Malamado. Did not try, but […]

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