veraison starts in the vines
note: Mrs. Abstract and I and five new friends whom we met at the River Cruise last June enjoyed wine tasting today at the Sullivan Vineyards & Winery in St. Helena, CA. Sullivan Vineyards & Winery is known for the “big reds”: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and Bordeaux blend.It offers also Sauvignon blanc & chardonnay.
Cruising the Rhine
castles and vineyards on both sides of the river
one for reverie, the other, revelry
I’m ask to choose
time remains a mystery.
note: passing through Carneros, Napa Valley as a passenger.
note:We toured Chalk Hill Vineyard and Winery in Healdsburg,CA. last week. We tasted wonderful wines.
note: Today is the Cycle4Sight & Rotary Ride for Veterans, an annual cycling event in Napa Valley, California to raise funds for the Pathway Home, a place for veterans from Iraq & Afghanistan who have PTSD and the Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. The cycling distances are 50 miles, 25 miles and 15 miles of beautiful roads and hills. The roads are surrounded by vineyards. Today is gorgeous, sunny, clear day.
We were monitoring the safety at the intersections.
note: continuation of yesterday’s photos but from my Nikon camera.
Today we drove to Cavallo Point’s Murray Circle Restaurant in Sausalito to meet Mrs.Abstract’s goddaughter and her husband who are visiting from Michigan. We have not seen them for many years since we moved to California. They are on business-vacation time.
Then one hour later our daughter, whose birthday is today, and her husband joined us.
Afterwards, friends of ours invited us to joined them for wine tasting at a winery in Carneros, (southern part of Napa) where they are wine club members.
Mrs. Abstract enjoyed being out after her total hip replacement surgery 3 weeks ago.
Yesterday and today were warm days after about 10 days of rain.
Today is like St. Patrick’s Day.Every thing is green.
note:photos taken through a cell phone camera.
will you still love me
with my unruly hair?
note: photos of Il Gioiello Winery’s Vineyards, Fiddletown, Amador County,CA
note: Sangiovese buds at Vino Noceto Vineyards & Winery, Plymouth, CA