Category Archives: Napa

Truchard Vineyards: Another Year of Outstanding Wine

It’s no surprise that I’m a Truchard fan. I’ve written about them and even nominated the winery as one of America’s best for the Daily Meal. It’s true that I like the people behind the winery, but even if I didn’t, their wines are fabulous and for some strange reason,...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 125 The Difference Between Napa and Bordeaux Reds

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_125__Napa_v_Bordeaux_Cab.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:57 — 31.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSApart from the obvious (which, M.C. Ice states): there’s an ocean and a continent separating them, what IS the difference between the Caberet Sauvignon based wines of Napa and those of Bordeaux (Left Bank)....

Audio Wine Review 003: 2011 Truchard Chardonnay from Carneros in Napa

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/WineReview003_TruchardChardonnay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:35 — 3.9MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI love a crisp Chardonnay and Carneros, in southern Napa, usually delivers! This is a great wine, as you’ll hear us describe… Download it on iTunes or click this link to the mini audio...

Smith-Madrone: Solid Spring Mountain (Napa, CA) Wines

In the recent podcast we did on California, M.C. Ice and I talked about the differences between mountain vineyards and those on the valley floor. Both in video and in posts on other mountain wineries I’ve detailed the contrast too, so rather than hit that angle I’m going to get a...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 68 — California

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/68Ep068_CaliforniaOverview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:18 — 28.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSCalifornia is a huge state and makes up 90% of wine production in the United States. This week we tackle this great state that put U.S. winemaking on the map. A special thanks to Magnus, a...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 62 — Our Most Memorable Wines (So Far)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep062MemorableWinessofarFINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:38 — 21.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we cover lots of ground but the main topic is from listener, Tony Jacobson. Thanks so much for the suggestion! Here is the show:  ….and the show notes: First, a special word...