A Real Find in the City, 2 Homes on Over An Acre Lot! – 3180 Browns Valley Road $699,000


A real find in the city, 2 homes on over an acre lot. This Brown Valley location boasts two separate units, the first house is a 3 bedroom 1 bath home with lots of space, the second house is a cute 1 bedroom 1 bath, both with cozy fireplaces. There is a shared detached garage with room for extra storage. Huge yard with the potential for a split. One sewer/water line – well on the property.

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2013 Pre-Harvest Update

Hossfeld Vineyards

The 2013 vintage is shaping up to be a delectable and opulent vintage. Differing slightly from last year’s abundance, we have a more balanced crop load and an official early veraison date. We are all purple and on the way to ripening by August 9th, way earlier than last year and we won’t even go to the historical veraison date for the dreaded 2011 vintage, definitely gave us a couple of wrinkles and maybe a few grey hairs.

Absolutely gorgeous is how we can describe the beautifully placed and highly sought after two clusters per shoot on the Cabernet Sauvignon canes and the lovely cascading clusters of Merlot peeking out among the leaves to absorb the sunshine. We started irrigating earlier than previous years due to the dry winter to ensure we would have sufficient canopy to last until the last pick , which this year looks like it will…

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Chilcas Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Caspernick's Blog

Brought by a fellow wino, this was a full liter of delicious Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.  What it lacked in depth, it made up for in charm.  Purple ink in the glass, it showed off primal hints of blueberry and mint on the nose.  Very easy to drink, it gave pleasure with the blue fruitiness mixed up with some spices (eucalyptus??).  A very subtle tannin structure was enjoyable as was the acidity.  A bargain wine that plays like a middle weight!  Some slight oak was evident, but unobtrusive.  Bang for the buck this is a 5 star wine, and technically speaking 88 points.  I’m thinking you need a few laying around in case a block party erupts.  This wine will please anyone, with or without food.  Salut….


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