As I sit here and create this blog I am drinking a glass of Syrah. Ballentine Vineyards Estate Grown, Napa Valley Syrah, 2001. It has hints of black cherry with spice on the finish.

I didn’t become a wine enthusiast overnight…gosh in college I would gag at drinking the jugs of Gallo wine. Boy have things changed!!!

My first trip to Napa with my husband..we were tasting at some of the best wineries and we didn’t even know it…Stags’ Leap, Silverado to name a few. If we only knew then what we know now. In any event, wine became a hobby for us. We joined a few wine clubs, purchased a wine cellar and the story begins.