Friday, July 26, 2013

Kettler Travel Journal - San Francisco Part 2

This has taken me a long time to post, but it was about time I continue the story of our San Francisco journey a few months back, which started with brewery visits.

Another fantastic part about our visit....WINE COUNTRY! Possibly one of my favorite spots in the country. The never ending rows of grapevines, friendly people and unbelievable wines.

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Healdsburg Country Gardens
I am lucky enough to have traveled out there several times, but this was Ryan's first trip and first real experience with wine tasting. I say real because he has been wine tasting before and knows the proper techniques and etiquette, however, there is something to be said about tasting wine in the Mecca of vinification (translation, wine making).

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During our visit to San Fran with our besties (remember Jess and Corey), they took us to one of their favorite wineries, Jessup Cellars. A private little winery in the heart of Yountville (Napa Valley). We tasted about 7 wines and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Ryan and I left with only 2 bottles since we were flying home and limited on space. HOWEVER, Jess and Corey sent me a bottle of Petit Sirah for my birthday along with an amazing chocolate sauce.

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Jessup makes a chocolate sauce starring their Zinfandel Port. It has been in my fridge for about a month now and safe to say goes on top of everything! Cupcakes, fruit, waffles, pretzels, oatmeal, granola, in my coffee, and often times directly into my mouth! It has just the right amount of sweetness to offset the slight bitterness from the chocolate. Then right when you thought it couldn't get any better, the Zinfandel Port flavor punches out to finish the round. So, thanks guys for sending me a little bottle of happiness :)

I can't wait to go back to beautiful wine country next year, but this time, we will be there during harvest season and for a certain special couple's nuptials! :)

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