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Monday, March 31, 2008

Black sheep in wine country

When I was in Napa a couple years ago I went to a winery called Ferrari-Carano. The grounds were perfectly manicured and the experience was amazing. Then we got in the car and went for a little drive down the street to a little hole in the wall place called David Coffaro. Talk about an “otro mundo (other world)”! The place smelled like burnt toast and there were dirty glasses stacked in their sink. The tasting room resembled an army barracks, and I can still hear the dog barking. I couldn’t stop thinking about that place throughout the rest of our stay. When I got home I ran a Google search and found the most interesting blog ever on his website. David talks candidly about daily activities on the vineyard and how much a bottle of wine costs to make and he’s incredibly honest. He's got to be the black sheep of the wine country. I love it! I plan to go back the next time I am in the area.