Monk’s (used to be a) Wine Bar

By BitterD | April 2, 2007

Chico, California USA — I thought this was a Wine Bar. I’ve been here before. I’ve had Schramsburg Champagne here. I’ve shared bottles of St. Amant Tempranillo here. Didn’t I? I was confused. It looked the same, A funky collection of chairs, couches and tables tucked into various corners offering both intimate and group seating options, subdued paint scheme, a big dark wood bar, some jazz music in the background– a nice place to kick back with some friends and a bottle of wine. Well it was. Despite looking the same the vibe was decidedly different.
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Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

By BadMan | March 31, 2007

March 10, 2007, I also visited another merchant hosting a nine bottle Sauvignon Blanc tasting. The selected wines were:

* 1998 Pezzi King Dry Creek Valley – $12.99
* 1998 Matanzas Creek Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa – $15.99
* 1998 Duckhorn Napa Valley – $17.99
* 1998 Mayacamas Napa Valley – $17.99
* 1998 Napa Wine Co. Napa Valley – $17.99
* 1999 Mason Napa Valley – $14.99
* 1999 Ferrari Carano Sonoma County – $14.99
* 1998 Caymus Napa Valley – $19.99
* 1998 Peter Michael Sonoma County – $31.99
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Birthday Party

By PimpDaddy | March 27, 2007

Went out to dinner at the Black Crow last night for a friends 40th birthday. Had a number of good wines, in order of preference:

Lolonis Petite Syrah 2003
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet 2001
Toasted Head Chardonnay (don’t remember vintage
Merryvale Profile 2001
Plus one other Napa cab that was horribly corked but more on that later.
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Bad Man’s Ultimate Napa Trip

By BadMan | January 1, 2007

Fee, Times, Winery and Specialty Wines

$20 10:30 – 16:30 Beaulieu Vineyards – Georges de Latour CS, Rutherford CS

Their normal wine is quite average, but go to the separate Reserve room to try their best.

1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94570. 707.967.5200
Free Appt. only Caymus Vineyards – Special Select CS, CS, Zin
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