Oct 2 2015

Sonoma town square

Their center of the town has a nice square, surrounds by shops, clothing, bars, tasting rooms, and restaurants.

 

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Oct 2 2015

Lynmar Estate

3909 Frei Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

In Russian River Valley. They sell Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Some Syrah and Rosé.

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A chair made of corks by the entrance. The last tasting of our trip. Our host was a young kid, perhaps his mini Mohawk hair do made me think he liked a punk then a wine host.

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Oct 2 2015

Robert Young Estate Winery

4960 Red Winery Rd,
Geyserville, CA 95441
707 431-4811

They use 5% of their grapes and sell 95%. 500 barrels  (each barrel contains 60 gallons). Their label design is nice.

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At about the same time, a cycling group was having their function. The bikers look, some of them, in need of more exercise. The extra thing on the bike – cheating?

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Oct 2 2015

El Dorado Kitchen

405 1st St W,
Sonoma, CA 95476

Nicely decorated restaurant (next to the Girl & the Fig), in the charming town square. Good service and decent food. We brought two bottle of wine, one white and one red. My review on trip advisor – should be 4 stars.

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Three of us ordered paella. I found the rice was saggy and part of it was crispy. The shrimps were over cooked. However, the other two loved it.

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I don’t eat enough paella to judge if this is the new method of cooking it. When I was in Spain, all the paella was cooked to my liking. As a Chinese, I consume enough rice to know what I like. It reminds me of the rice at the Tribeca Grill – half cooked.

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Their bread isn’t good. Regret I didn’t bring the free bread to dinner. Trip Advisor