星期一, 五月 08, 2006
I like Napa valley !!
I have joined the "Wine Slobs" group on myspace for one week, I often view posts in this group,Today i saw a post that it's about wine tour in Napa valley, I like the post so i copy it and post on my blog. I hope i can take a trip to Napa valley one day!! :)
Trip report (LONG-ish)! My first time in Napa....My friend Marie and I returned from Napa on Sunday... it was PHENOMENAL! Everything was absolutely beautiful. Thank you everyone for your recommendations.We had our room booked at the River Terrace Inn in Napa... It was kind of modern-looking but still comfy... nice place! Saturday morning..our first stop was Silver Oak. I wanted to kiss the ground when we got there. We had a private tour at 10am, and they treated us really well, our tour guide Deke told us all the history of the family, showed us around the grounds and was giving us really generous pours. Good morning!! :)From there we stopped at the Oakville Grocery store ... on the outside it appeared as a simple country store, but inside it was stocked with all gourmet items. OMG!! I was in heaven. We picked up some sandwiches and then I found this incredible cheese there (Yes, I'm going to rave about cheese) it's called "Gjetost"...its a Norweigan goat cheese, made with a form of caramel and it tasted like a cross between fudge (yet it wasn't sweet), peanut butter, and mozzarella. It was absolutely amazing. From there we went to Plumpjack, which was very enjoyable. Then to Miner which was terrific with a great view of Napa, and then to Pine Ridge... loved their malbec blend called, "Onyx" and picked up a case for home.Sunday morning, we had a 10:00am appointment at Nickel & Nickel... WOW. Such a beautiful place... had a very elegant, Martha Stewart look to it. The tour started in the main house, then we walked across the grounds, and went downstairs to the barrel room. I've NEVER seen a more gorgeous barrel room in my life. It was breathtaking... reminded me of "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy goes to see Oz in that great hallway. Picked up a bottle of their Regusci Vineyard cab. Other places we went to:The Martini House (in St. Helena)--- Great bar!n.v. - (in Napa) -- wonderful, wonderful, restaurant with incredible food and serviceThe Bounty Hunter - (in Napa) -- cool place for drinks..lots of fun and packedUva... (in Napa) Great restaurant where we heard live Jazz.Downtown Joes- the local hang... live music... cool placeSilverado Country Club- we made new friends who took us there. Beautiful place, for a while I thought I was in a Vegas casino.. obviously had too much wine that day.From the beginning to the end, it was an excellent trip! Can't wait for the next time I go.