As many of you know, I went on a road trip with my sisters Sara and Melissa this past week. The goal was to get Sara's car from Washington to her new home in San Diego. Along the way we decided to stop in Napa, because why not!
The leisurely road trip took us 5 days to complete. I have loved the time with my sisters, but I am so happy to be done with the car rides. While in Napa we stayed at the Silverado Resort and Spa. We treated ourselves to a fancy dinner paired with an amazing bottle of Napa Cellars Merlot. Hello wine of the month! It was so good, Melissa and I loved it. Sara was not so jazzed about the bold red.
The next day we adventured to the Del Dotto Wine Caves for a first time experience for all of us. Our guide shared several wines from the barrel and gave us the history of the winery and the caves. We sampled Pinot Nior, Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon (of course), and a beautiful Cabernet Franc.
He informed us that Del Dotto only uses their barrels for one year for every wine they make. Naturally, Melissa got stuck on the sustainably of the process of making the barrels/use of oak trees. Cough - vegan. Great questions I haven't thought about before, selfish me has only wanted to learn about what was inside the barrel.
The experience ended with an unexpected sampling of meats, cheeses and pizza. We are fortunate to have gotten to experience such a cool place together. This Del Dotto location is just one of three incredible estates, hopefully we will get the opportunity to explore the other grand estates in the future.
Our day continued with wandering around the downtown area looking for lunch. We ended up at Redd Wood a cool spot for...yup more pizza. The pizza was delicious, one of the options we chose was sprinkled with a spicy unique pepper and GOAT cheese. I die!
But, before we left it was pertinent for me to get a big bold buttery Chardonnay to pay hommage to Napa. We stopped in the William Hill Winery's tasting room for a glass of wine that would fulfill the need. The color of the Chardonnay looked like melted butter perfection and it was delicious. Nancy took great care of us while we lounged in the eclectic tasting room enjoying our wine.
We then said goodnight to Napa and ended our day with Bravo and Room Service. As our trip came to a close and we neared Sara's new home, we remembered just how much fun we have together. We also learned how angry Sara gets about her sleep...but I think we already knew that.
I am so happy to have had this experience. I cannot wait for next year's adventure. Cheers to you and all the sisters out there!
I am writing this on my phone. Forgive me for any spelling errors or typos.