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Smith Ranch Cabernet rack and returns. Probably my favorite and in my opinion top 2 Vineyards in Livermore valley. Planted to all clone 8 Cabernet, one of the heritage clones. Biggest lot of Cabernet for us,19 barrels emptied, refilled and sulfured. Tasting amazing #cabernetsauvignon #smithranch #winerylife #rackandreturn #wine #winemaking #winelife #livermore #nottinghamcellars #winebarrels #frenchoak #tastessogood #heritageclones #cheers
14 barrels and one keg of Cabernet with a little room to spare..... Me and @axwolfe weren’t worried at all.... Post ML rack and returns will be continuing for the next few weeks. Ahh cellar life. #cabernetsauvignon #rackandreturn  #reflection #post #malolacticfermentation #winerylife #wine #almostfull #roomtospare #winelife #fulltank #nottinghamcellars #vascourbanowines #cellarrat #livermore #cheers
Although @2golden and myself are struggling still with the loss of our boy Bruin @bruin.english_lab . The emptiness in our hearts and home is our daily struggle. We are so incredibly touched by the out pouring of love. From our family and friends, and this incredible IG family. Your condolences well wishes and lovely tributes to Bruin has helped us tremendously in this slow healing process.  We normally reply to everyone, but with so many and the fact we still cry when we read them.... We wanted to thank you all for all the love. THANK YOU AND LOVE TO YOU ALL 💔🐾🐾💔 We miss you so much buddy,nothing is the same without you RIP💔 #ripbruin #labrador #englishlab #yellowlab #theface #bestfriend #heartbroken #curepetcancer #missyousomuch #toosoon #thankyou #everyone #grateful #amazingpeople #curecancer #fuckcancer
Although @2golden and myself are struggling still with the loss of our boy Bruin @bruin.english_lab . The emptiness in our hearts and home is our daily struggle. We are so incredibly touched by the out pouring of love. From our family and friends, and this incredible IG family. Your condolences well wishes and lovely tributes to Bruin has helped us tremendously in this slow healing process. We normally reply to everyone, but with so many and the fact we still cry when we read them.... We wanted to thank you all for all the love. THANK YOU AND LOVE TO YOU ALL 💔🐾🐾💔 We miss you so much buddy,nothing is the same without you RIP💔 #ripbruin  #labrador  #englishlab  #yellowlab  #theface  #bestfriend  #heartbroken  #curepetcancer  #missyousomuch  #toosoon  #thankyou  #everyone  #grateful  #amazingpeople  #curecancer  #fuckcancer 
R.I.P Baby Boy! We lost our soul today. Bruin lost a brief painful fight with cancer. I can not express the pain and loss we feel, as well as the gratefulness for the immense love and joy this incredible boy brought us. So happy he got one more sunset in Carmel. The tears and emptiness we feel will go on far too long, but trying to focus on the good memories. Bruin you truly were our lives, and the best dog to grace this earth. You touched so many peoples hearts. Love and miss you forever. #rip #ourbabyisgone #labrador #englishlab #yellowlab #theface #bruinweloveyou #bestdogever #takentoosoon #foreverloved #brokenheart 
#fuckcancer
R.I.P Baby Boy! We lost our soul today. Bruin lost a brief painful fight with cancer. I can not express the pain and loss we feel, as well as the gratefulness for the immense love and joy this incredible boy brought us. So happy he got one more sunset in Carmel. The tears and emptiness we feel will go on far too long, but trying to focus on the good memories. Bruin you truly were our lives, and the best dog to grace this earth. You touched so many peoples hearts. Love and miss you forever. #rip  #ourbabyisgone  #labrador  #englishlab  #yellowlab  #theface  #bruinweloveyou  #bestdogever  #takentoosoon  #foreverloved  #brokenheart  #fuckcancer 
Well..... Hell yes!!! This 2009 Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir is tasting Amazing! As a fan of bright fruit I may have popped this a little earlier. But wow this aged so well @williamsselyemwinery Thank you, and cheers. #pinotnoir #wine #williamsselyem #2009 #eastsideroadneighbors #russianrivervalley #winetime #winelover #winelife #cheers
Not only does @sojourn_cellars make amazing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays..... They are pretty damn good at the Cabernet thing too. Enjoying the hell out of this 2012 Georges III Rutherford Cabernet. Sending all of our positive thoughts to the firefighters and everyone who’s in harms way. Stay safe💔 #cabernetsauvignon #wine #winelover #redwine #sojourncellars #rutherford #napa #sonoma #winelife #winetime #positivethoughts #firefighters #staysafe #cheers
#Repost @rangelife_livermore with @get_repost
・・・So thrilled to have @typicite_wines And @nottingham_cellars Be apart of Livermore’s best new restaurants first winemaker dinner🙏🏻. ... Winemaker Dinner!! Range Life x Nottingham Cellars & Typicité 🍷 Monday, November 12th. 4-course seasonal menu paired with 4 fantastic & very different wines. @nottingham_cellars & @typicite_wines winemakers @collin_cranor_winemaker & @craig__ploof will be on hand to help us all learn more about the amazing work they do 🍇  Head over to the “News” section of our website to read more, check out the menu & book your reservation! Link is in our bio.  You can also email reservations@rangelifelivermore.com
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#Repost  @rangelife_livermore with @get_repost ・・・So thrilled to have @typicite_wines And @nottingham_cellars Be apart of Livermore’s best new restaurants first winemaker dinner🙏🏻. ... Winemaker Dinner!! Range Life x Nottingham Cellars & Typicité 🍷 Monday, November 12th. 4-course seasonal menu paired with 4 fantastic & very different wines. @nottingham_cellars & @typicite_wines winemakers @collin_cranor_winemaker & @craig__ploof will be on hand to help us all learn more about the amazing work they do 🍇 Head over to the “News” section of our website to read more, check out the menu & book your reservation! Link is in our bio. You can also email reservations@rangelifelivermore.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #rangelifelivermore  #livingmybestrangelife  #downtownlivermore  #california  #locallysourced  #eatlocal  #shoplocal  #shopsmall  #restaurant  #eastbay  #keepinitseasonal  #winemakerdinner  #livermorevalleywinecountry  #livermorevalleywine  #nottinghamcellars  #typicitéwines 
Wonderful night with great friends, breaking in the new Cranor house. Congratulations you two on a beautiful home. Started with a stupidly delicious Spätlese Riesling from @weingut_blees_ferber followed with the always delicious Dry Riesling from @navarrovineyards. And then finished with the awesome Testa vineyards old vine field blend from our friends @postandvinewines. Even the dogs were happy! #wine #winelover #riesling #spätlese #bleesferber #mosel #germanwine #dryriesling #navarrovineyards #andersonvalley #fieldblend #postandvine #redwine #mendocino #greatfriends #newhome #goodtimes #labradors #winelife #winetime #cheers
Wonderful night with great friends, breaking in the new Cranor house. Congratulations you two on a beautiful home. Started with a stupidly delicious Spätlese Riesling from @weingut_blees_ferber followed with the always delicious Dry Riesling from @navarrovineyards. And then finished with the awesome Testa vineyards old vine field blend from our friends @postandvinewines. Even the dogs were happy! #wine  #winelover  #riesling  #spätlese  #bleesferber  #mosel  #germanwine  #dryriesling  #navarrovineyards  #andersonvalley  #fieldblend  #postandvine  #redwine  #mendocino  #greatfriends  #newhome  #goodtimes  #labradors  #winelife  #winetime  #cheers 
The pressing marathon continued! 7 lots in the last 2 days. 1 more big press day, followed by the last 2 picks of the year......I see the light....#pressing #pressingmarathon #winerylife #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #grenache #mouvedre #mixedblacks #wine #winelife #lightattheendofthetunnel #almostdone #winerytired #harvest2018 #nottinghamcellars #vascourbanowines #badassteam #cheers
After a corked 2011 we went to the 2010 @kostabrownewinery Russian River Pinot Noir. And glad we did for two reasons. First fruit was tapering off more then I would have hoped for,but damn what a wonderfully structured wine in the glass. If your a big fan of fruit,too late. If you love less fruit and more structure you will be thrilled. #pinotnoir #wine #kostabrowne #russianrivervalley #sonoma #drinkemyoung #structure #winelover #winelife #winetime #lostone #corked #bummer #winegeek #cheers
After a corked 2011 we went to the 2010 @kostabrownewinery Russian River Pinot Noir. And glad we did for two reasons. First fruit was tapering off more then I would have hoped for,but damn what a wonderfully structured wine in the glass. If your a big fan of fruit,too late. If you love less fruit and more structure you will be thrilled. #pinotnoir  #wine  #kostabrowne  #russianrivervalley  #sonoma  #drinkemyoung  #structure  #winelover  #winelife  #winetime  #lostone  #corked  #bummer  #winegeek  #cheers 
Boston Red Sox baby!!! Champs!! Thanks for such an amazing season boys! So exciting to watch!! #worldserieschamps #bostonredsox #redsoxnation #redsox #champions #damagedone #bestteaminbaseball #hellyes #sorrynotsorryLA
Well after a start and stop...start to harvest,we are off and running! Pressed off Casa de Vinas barrel fermented Malbec and tank fermented Ghielmetti Vineyard Syrah. We also received Sachau vineyard Merlot, Marina Grenache and Raboli Mourvèdre. We will be bringing in fruit everyday this week...and that will be the end of picking! Busy weeks ahead but loving every second of it. We have the best cellar crew around! #winery #winerylife #malbec #syrah #merlot #grenache #mouvedre #wine #pressing #destemming #harvest2018 #bestcrew #thegrind #gotime #nottinghamcellars #vascourbanowines #winelife
Well after a start and stop...start to harvest,we are off and running! Pressed off Casa de Vinas barrel fermented Malbec and tank fermented Ghielmetti Vineyard Syrah. We also received Sachau vineyard Merlot, Marina Grenache and Raboli Mourvèdre. We will be bringing in fruit everyday this week...and that will be the end of picking! Busy weeks ahead but loving every second of it. We have the best cellar crew around! #winery  #winerylife  #malbec  #syrah  #merlot  #grenache  #mouvedre  #wine  #pressing  #destemming  #harvest2018  #bestcrew  #thegrind  #gotime  #nottinghamcellars  #vascourbanowines  #winelife 
Enjoying another Patriots win, and the calm before this weeks harvest storm with my loved ones. And this delicious 2011 @roedererestate L’Ermitage vintage Brut. Tiny bubbles hazelnut lemon curd beautiful yeasty finish, from one of my favorite places Anderson Valley. Hope everyone enjoys there Sunday. Go Boston Red Sox. #bubbles #brut #sparklingwine #roedererestate #andersonvalley  #wine #winelover #winetime #lovedones #sundayfunday #patriotswin #patriotsnation #letsgoredsox #bostonredsox #beatla #cheers
Enjoying another Patriots win, and the calm before this weeks harvest storm with my loved ones. And this delicious 2011 @roedererestate L’Ermitage vintage Brut. Tiny bubbles hazelnut lemon curd beautiful yeasty finish, from one of my favorite places Anderson Valley. Hope everyone enjoys there Sunday. Go Boston Red Sox. #bubbles  #brut  #sparklingwine  #roedererestate  #andersonvalley  #wine  #winelover  #winetime  #lovedones  #sundayfunday  #patriotswin  #patriotsnation  #letsgoredsox  #bostonredsox  #beatla  #cheers 
Another huge milestone in my life has arrived. We are officially releasing the first @typicite_wines wine, the 2017 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands. Our website is officially live today (link in bio). A huge thanks to my friends and family for the overwhelming support and interest in our project. We are offering $1 shipping on all 6 and 12 bottle orders through the end of October. Enter typship1 in the promo code box at checkout. I hope everyone enjoys this wine. More exciting wines coming this spring. Thank you all again for the love. For locals in our area the wine is available at the Nottigham Cellars for purchase only. For tastings please dm me or @collin_cranor_winemaker. #pinotnoir #wine #firstrelease #tondregrapefield #santaluciahighlands #slhwines #website #up #winelife #winemaker #proud #winegeek #thankyouall #winetime #grateful #cheers
Another huge milestone in my life has arrived. We are officially releasing the first @typicite_wines wine, the 2017 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands. Our website is officially live today (link in bio). A huge thanks to my friends and family for the overwhelming support and interest in our project. We are offering $1 shipping on all 6 and 12 bottle orders through the end of October. Enter typship1 in the promo code box at checkout. I hope everyone enjoys this wine. More exciting wines coming this spring. Thank you all again for the love. For locals in our area the wine is available at the Nottigham Cellars for purchase only. For tastings please dm me or @collin_cranor_winemaker. #pinotnoir  #wine  #firstrelease  #tondregrapefield  #santaluciahighlands  #slhwines  #website  #up  #winelife  #winemaker  #proud  #winegeek  #thankyouall  #winetime  #grateful  #cheers 
Another amazing time at @rangelife_livermore with @2golden & @skippyjo2 the 2016 @lichenestate Pinot was awesome and paired so well with the halibut crudo and the delicious mushroom toast!The equally delicious 2013 @braggvineyards went great with the heirloom tomato salad and everything else I forgot to take pictures of..... @rangelife_livermore Thank you again 👊🏼 #wine #pinotnoir #cabernetsauvignon #lichenestate #andersonvalley #bragg #napa #wineandfood #greattime #rangelifelivermore #thankyou #eatlocal #winelover #winelife #winegeek #winetime #cheers
Another amazing time at @rangelife_livermore with @2golden & @skippyjo2 the 2016 @lichenestate Pinot was awesome and paired so well with the halibut crudo and the delicious mushroom toast!The equally delicious 2013 @braggvineyards went great with the heirloom tomato salad and everything else I forgot to take pictures of..... @rangelife_livermore Thank you again 👊🏼 #wine  #pinotnoir  #cabernetsauvignon  #lichenestate  #andersonvalley  #bragg  #napa  #wineandfood  #greattime  #rangelifelivermore  #thankyou  #eatlocal  #winelover  #winelife  #winegeek  #winetime  #cheers 
Well today was Pet Nat day!  We hand bottled and capped 40 cases of ViognierPet Nat, or as they say in France Pétillant Naturel. A very old method of producing sparkling wine. You bottle the wine while fermentation is still going on, allowing CO2 to build up in the bottle, creating a light refreshing sparkling wine. We shall see how this tasty wine turns out for @vascourbanowines soon! #wine #petillantnaturel #petnat #winery  #winemaking #viognier #sparklingwine #winegeeks #handbottled #winelife #winetime #somethingnew #comingsoon #vascourbanowines #pitchers #funnels #crowncaps #fermenting #funstuff #fingerscrossed #cheers
Well today was Pet Nat day! We hand bottled and capped 40 cases of ViognierPet Nat, or as they say in France Pétillant Naturel. A very old method of producing sparkling wine. You bottle the wine while fermentation is still going on, allowing CO2 to build up in the bottle, creating a light refreshing sparkling wine. We shall see how this tasty wine turns out for @vascourbanowines soon! #wine  #petillantnaturel  #petnat  #winery  #winemaking  #viognier  #sparklingwine  #winegeeks  #handbottled  #winelife  #winetime  #somethingnew  #comingsoon  #vascourbanowines  #pitchers  #funnels  #crowncaps  #fermenting  #funstuff  #fingerscrossed  #cheers 
Pressing and barreling down today @nottingham_cellars @vascourbanowines. Bleeding of free run juice, and using must pump to pump the Cabernet tank into the press. Also putting our Cortez vineyard Grenache into puncheons to help maintain some of the bright fruit elements. #winery #winerylife #wine #cabernetsauvignon #grenache #pressing #barrelingdown #puncheons #nottinghamcellars #vascourbanowines #winemaking #winelife #winelover #cellarrat #winegeek #livermore #cheers
Pressing and barreling down today @nottingham_cellars @vascourbanowines. Bleeding of free run juice, and using must pump to pump the Cabernet tank into the press. Also putting our Cortez vineyard Grenache into puncheons to help maintain some of the bright fruit elements. #winery  #winerylife  #wine  #cabernetsauvignon  #grenache  #pressing  #barrelingdown  #puncheons  #nottinghamcellars  #vascourbanowines  #winemaking  #winelife  #winelover  #cellarrat  #winegeek  #livermore  #cheers 
Wow!!!! What a beautiful wine. 2012 Marc Colin @domainemarccolin Bourgogne Aligoté still tasting super young, with an amazing mouthfeel and awesome acidity. Perfect day for this wine, and hopefully another Boston Red Sox win....Go Sox!!!!#aligoté #bourgogne #marccolin #saintaubin #cotedor #whiteburgundy #vinblanc #burgundy #wine #frenchwine #winelife #winelover #sommselect #notchardonnay #winegeek #winetime #saturday #backyardchillin #bostonredsox #goredsox #redsoxnation #fucktheyankees #cheers
Wow!!!! What a beautiful wine. 2012 Marc Colin @domainemarccolin Bourgogne Aligoté still tasting super young, with an amazing mouthfeel and awesome acidity. Perfect day for this wine, and hopefully another Boston Red Sox win....Go Sox!!!!#aligoté  #bourgogne  #marccolin  #saintaubin  #cotedor  #whiteburgundy  #vinblanc  #burgundy  #wine  #frenchwine  #winelife  #winelover  #sommselect  #notchardonnay  #winegeek  #winetime  #saturday  #backyardchillin  #bostonredsox  #goredsox  #redsoxnation  #fucktheyankees  #cheers