• Catarina Alexon

    Am getting a crash course in American wines. All the names are new to me and I’m discovering a lot of interesting wines. Cartlidge and Brown’s Pinot Noir sounds lika a good choice.

    • I love that I can do that for you Catarina. California wines are really fun and you can’t beat the charm of the locations. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I loved St. Helena though it’s been several years since I have been in tat region of California. With every post I read of your’s Susan, I find myself wanting to plan a trip so I can sample some of these wonderful wines!

    • It’s is one of those places that you want to come back to. I love its charm. You know, it would be a blast to revisit the area together. 😀

      • Jacqueline Gum

        I would really live that! Putting it on my dance card 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Love that motto! Please stick your nose in our business. That in itself would make this wine memorable I would think.

    • I do too Cheryl. I love their tongue-in-cheek attitude as well. 🙂

  • That really is a good motto. St.helena is a quaint town, though v. busy now. There’s also a great Bakery on the west side of the street called the Moderne Bakery, though it looks like its been there for many years. Lots of great breads, desserts, and the best english muffins this side of anywhere! Thanks again for a pinot recommendation. It’s fantastic to be acquiring such a list.

    • Hi A.K, I truly do enjoy St Helena. I find it’s best to visit during the week to avoid the heavy crowds. The bakery is pretty cool. It has been awhile since my last visit . I think we need to go there, don’t you? 🙂

  • Paul Graham

    Cartlidge and Browne is another new one to me, Susan. Hard to beat cherries and oregano. I think all my favourite wines are associated with special memories and Pinot Noir and salmon provide a great foundation for several of them.

    • Hi Paul, I do believe you’d enjoy this one if and when you have a chance to find it. A good memory with Salmon and Pinot Noir is always a good thing. 🙂

  • Sounds like a lovely wine, Susan. Thanks for opening up my mind to the world of California wines. We tried a new one (to us) this weekend. Have you had the Carnivore Cabernet Sauvignon? It goes incredibly well with grilled meats and is one of the most full-bodied CA reds I’ve ever had.

    • Hi Doreen, It is a very nice wine. I have had Carnivore Cab before but have not yet posted about it. I think I may have to do that in the near future. I agree, it is a very good wine with grilled meats. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    It is the perfect time of year for a good Pinot Noir. It’s warm enough (finally!!!) here in Ottawa that a big red doesn’t always seem that appealing and Pinot goes so well with so many things. I’ll have to see if I can find this one locally.

    • It really is Debra. I do love a good Pinot Noir too for that very reason. It is perfect for when you don’t know what wine to serve with what. 🙂

  • I like Pinot Noir and Cartlidge and Browne Pinot Noir sounds delicious.
    St. Helena also sounds like a wonderful place to visit. Truth be told, I don’t really drink any type of alcohol much anymore but occasionally I do get in the mood. Since I am relocating to Berkeley, CA in July, a visit to Santa Rosa is a definite possibility.

    • It is fun wine to find and partake Michele. How cool is that. When you get to Berkeley you will have a great time exploring all the wine regions and wines within Northern California. :-)))

  • maxwell ivey

    hi; don’t have many memories of wine with dinner as neither I or my immediate family have ever been much about drinking. If you asked me about fond memories involving pepsi cola, root beer, or chocolate milk; i could help you. smile I’ll add this name to my file so I can remember to order it when i get the chance. so would most pinots go well with the meats you mentioned? I love salmon. thanks again for helping to educate me. take care, max

    • Hi Max, You are most welcome. That is too funny. The best part about a good Pinot Noir is it can go with just about any kind of entree. 🙂

  • Hello Susan,

    Cartlidge and Browne Pinot Noir is my favorite. I drink only with friends at parties. I did not find price of Cartlidge and Browne Pinot Noir on their website.

    Can your provide me exact location?


  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I do like a good Pinot Noir every now and again, especially in the summer months since it’s a lighter red.

    • It’s a great wine for this time of year Jeri. I found this wine to be very consistent and it never disappoints. Enjoy. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    That one doesn’t sound very appealing to me I’m afraid. You know I love my wines though.

    I went to visit my niece last month and we went to a wine tasting place close to her and I had some of the yummiest wines. Found the one I liked the most here in Houston but if you can imagine it’s only at one store. The wine is made here in Texas too so we’ll be getting us a bottle.


    • Hi Adrienne, Going to a tasting room is fun and a great way to find wines that you like. I love it that you found a wine you like and it’s made in Texas. That is way cool. What is it’s name and variety? 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I have been experimenting with wines lately trying to figure out ones I like. I haven’t ventured over to the red side yet though. The combination of flavors in this one seem a little strange to me but again I know nothing about reds.

    • Hi Krystle, I ventured over to red side awhile ago and it has become my first choice because of the complex flavors and overall taste. Give some a try. I know you’ll find a some you will greatly enjoy. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    always happy to make you laugh; and that makes sense about pinots because i hear it ordered so often in books, movies and tv shows. looking forward to your next selection, max