Category Archives : Syrah

Passport 2014: Skinner

The second day of the 2014 El Dorado Passport event started out over cast and chilly, but by the time we left the hotel, the sun was shining and the temperature was warming up. It is a beautiful drive from El Dorado Hills to our first winery of the day, Skinner Vineyard & Winery. The […]

Detail of the gate to the Skinner Vineyard & Winery. Photo copyright 2014, David Locicero

vermeer, wine tasting

When Wines Go Bad

Last night I got together with a friend to plan my first book signing / book release party.  We look just like the picture. I swear.  My friend has very generously offered to host the event, which I appreciate immensely.  As is our wont, there was wine involved: An ’05 Mount Aukum Syrah. She had […]

Fernwood Cellars Syrah

Granted this is not an Amador or El Dorado County wine.  That said, however, this wine was so remarkable that it couldn’t go uncommented upon. This 2008 Syrah, from Fernwood Cellars is quite good.  We were at a restaurant and ordered it off their menu because it was reasonably local, not Napa, and priced right.  […]