• HB

    I’m familiar with this wine and I do like it. That wine cave tour sounds really fun. I will see if I can make it over there some time to do that.

    • As many times as I have been to that area I haven’t done this wine cave tour. I think it would be a blast. I know the area is really beautiful so a picnic and cave tour sounds like a good plan sometime soon. 🙂

  • Grace

    I too prefer a nice red. I will try this!

    • Hi Grace, How nice to see you here. Very cool. Red Wine rocks. Let me know what you think when you do. 🙂

      • Grace

        I will. I enjoyed your recommended Sea Glass Riesling, I’ve even liked some of their other wines

        • How cool, SeaGlass is a great Riesling and the bottle is really pretty too. If you try some of the other wines let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Caves and claustrophobia do not mix… oh well. 🙂

    • There is always a picnic in a beautiful place… 😀

  • ginavalley

    I’m not much of a wine drinker, but I couldn’t cook without it, especially a good, robust red. I always tell my kids to get out the salt, pepper, garlic, onions,and wine, then we’ll figure out what we’re making.

  • Patricia Weber

    I prefer red wine over white mainly because most white wines are cured in oak barrels and the oaky taste is so bitter for me.

    But recently I’m backing off of drinking alcohol of any sort. Just healthier that way for ME.

    I’ll still be watching for your red wine reviews because on the occasion I absolutely cannot resist, I’ll want to know your finds!

    Thanks Susan.

    • I absolutely do understand.

      You know your support is greatly appreciated. Luckily I can’t drink a whole bottle by myself. My neighbor is more then welling to help… LOL. It will often take me a week to finish a whole bottle by myself. The good part about that is It does give a true picture of what I think of the wine. 🙂

  • I too prefer reds, but have probably tried fewer Merlots than all other reds. I’ll be on the lookout for this one the next time I’m at CostPlus.

    • I have not had a good Merlot in a while. This is one that was a very pleasant surprise. When you try it, let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Tope Olofin

    Hmmmn…i don’t know which I prefer, then again, I don’t drink at all. I however feel that red wine sound so much sexier than white wine.

  • doreenpendgracs

    Susan, if the Rutherford Hill Merlot is made in the Bordeaux tradition … I know I’ll LOVE it! I can’t wait to get back to California and visit the wine country … and YOU!

    • Oh, then this wine has your name on it. :-). Me either. California will never be the same… LOL

  • Deborah McConnell

    Red wine is definitely sexier, but I prefer white. Love the gate entrance to the winery.

    • Hi Deborah, You know, I think all wine is a bit sexy, red or white, it makes no difference… LOL. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    What a fabulous gateway! Definitely screams tradition. Rutherford HillMerlot has long been a favorite. I actually had my first tasting at Costco and have been buying it ever since.

  • Susan, I would love to try the Rutherford Hill Merlot. I’ll look for it in my local wine store. Thx for sharing your find.

  • Scottmhuntington

    Don’t really have anything to add to the post, but just wanted to drop in and say hi! Hope all is going well! Looks like it is!!

  • Scottmhuntington

    The baby is great! 20 months already! Time really is flying by haha.