Get recommendations on the best California wines with this archive of wine articles from Opening a Bottle.
A Cabernet Sauvignon Skeptic in Napa
In Search of Relevance for America's Favorite Red Wine
A Short Film on Visiting Sonoma & Marin
Scenes from a Wine Country Vacation.
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Fort Ross
Part 5: An Epic Conclusion on the Edge of the Earth
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Copain
Part 4: Did I say "Sonoma?" I Meant "Mendocino."
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Red Car
Part 3: More Cool-Climate Wines of the Sonoma Coast
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Arista
Part 2: Is Russian River Pinot Noir as Californian as Pinot Gets?
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At MacRostie
Part 1: Going Vertical on Wildcat Mountain
Getting Schooled in Sonoma
A long overdue journey to get familiar with Sonoma.
Napa Sauvignon Blanc That Defies Expectation
Somewhere in the limbic system of my brain, there is always a wine myth that needs debunking. Like Colorado can’t...
The Most Surprising Chardonnay of the Year: Red Car
It is among the most ubiquitous wines in our country: Chardonnay, specifically from California. And more often...
Best Places to Sip a Wine: The Boonville Hotel
Pinot Noir Where Its Most Appropriate
A Vineyard’s Story: Savoy Vineyard in the Anderson Valley
On a rainy day in June 2013, my wife and I drove into Philo, California after a swing...