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Scenes from Wine Country

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I was fortunate to be able to spend most of last week in California's wine country -- Napa and Sonoma. It didn't suck. Here are some scenes from our trip.---

The morning view from the cottage at Bucklin Old Hill Ranch.

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A gnarly old vine in the Bucklin vineyard, planted circa 1850.

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Will Bucklin's "vineyard map," on his fridge. Look closely.

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Also in Will Bucklin's kitchen:

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 "Fancy," one of the residents at Cline Cellars

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More Cline Cellars pets. 

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A couple of drunks at Cline.

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The ladies' rest room at the Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen. 

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And the men's. 

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 Corison Winery vineyards in St. Helena.

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Bouchon in Yountville is dog-friendly. This is a St. Bernard named Blue.

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Now that's what I call onion soup! (At Bouchon)

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Part of the Schramsberg team. 

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"Earth and Sky" statue by Peter Schifrin greets visitors at DeLoach Vineyards in Russian River.

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Chardonnay at DeLoach. 

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An AWESOME new restaurant in St. Helena: Farmstead. $2 corkage fee is donated to charity. Cool.Thanks for Spencer's sommelier Louis Koppel for the Farmstead recommendation.

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The digs at Sutter Home.

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Splitting hares at Trinchero Family Estates.

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The morning view from the guest house at Landmark Vineyards.

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Hangin' with the French Rabbit.

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Barrel tasting at Landmark Vineyards with owner Michael Deere Colhoun.

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Taking a break on a really big Adirondack chair in Sonoma. 

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It's a dog's life...

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