Monday, October 05, 2009

Anniversary trip to Napa California

Krissy and I went to Napa California this year for our 22nd anniversary. Krissy started feeling sick on Saturday morning and was suffering from a migraine for the rest of the trip. We had heard about a great winery, Gabrielle's Vineyard, and had reservations for a wine taste on Saturday morning. After a fantastic breakfast of small blueberry pancakes and maple syrup we got directions to the winery. These were total wrong and ended up east of Napa about 12 miles in the wrong directions but a quick cell phone call got us in the right direction. I was on my way to Oak Knoll on 29 and Krissy not feeling well so I dropped her off at the BnB while I went to our wine tasting appointment. The hosts were very nice and showed me a wonderful set of wines, olive oil and herb laden salts. I bought 8 bottles, two of each they offered. We tried to go to Zinsvalley Restaurant for lunch but it appears they have closed and later after the trip I found that they were opening at a new location at 1106 First Street, downtown Napa. Glad to hear that. I hope they keep the same menu and people. One of the best parts of the trip was we were able to bring home two cases of the Silverado Zinfandel 2006. I am such a big fan of this Zinfandel. I got only a few photos taken in the Napa valley since Krissy wasn't feeling well the whole trip. We did trade a dinner at Coles chop house for a take out burgers to eat back at the BnB. The Bed and Breakfast, 1801 Inn on First Street , was beautiful as always. We stayed in the #2 Alsace Amore for the first time. I will reserve this suite again!

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