Hidden Gem Winery: SHALE OAK | Paso Robles, California

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There are those who say that the wine scene in Paso Robles, California, is what Napa Valley was 35 years ago. Such comparisons are moot—Paso is its own place, with a unique vibe and culture—and this winemaking region of central California stands on its own and treads its own path, defying comparisons to anywhere else in... Read more →

The Exquisitely Beautiful Pinot Noirs of Merry Edwards

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Merry Edwards is an avid gardener, and the parallels one can draw between tending a garden and growing a vineyard are not hard to see when it comes to one of the first woman pioneers in American wine.   The evidence is in the wine. For over 40 years, Merry Edwards’ Pinot Noirs have been recognized as some of the greatest of... Read more →


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Sitting around talking about N.W.A., Sam Cooke, gospel music and jazz—not to mention the occasional scene-stealing appearances of their dog Bella—that’s what you get when in the company of the Kenwards in their Napa Valley home. We are drinking some of America’s finest wines, those of Tor Kenward, and it dawns on us . . . is it crazy... Read more →


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The wines of Tor Kenward are essential to the fabric of the American wine story. Napa Valley is synonymous with great American wine, and to understand why, one must understand the greatness of Napa’s vineyards. In this winegrowing region, it’s not so much about diversity—it’s much more about personality and the depths of complexity... Read more →