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Best decaf coffee?

Peets Major Dickenson is the best. No one can tell the difference. HOWEVER...If you are in Sonoma, go to the drive-thru HOTSHOTS on broadway. They roast their own and it is FABULOUS...as in THE BEST EVER!.

May 20, 2011
goldenret in General Topics

Visiting San Fran- and Napa/Sonoma in November

1. If you miss Rafanelli, go to Zichichi or Bella. Both on West Dry Creek Road and both have great wine (Zichichi has great views, Bella has caves too). Dry Creek is about an hour from Sonoma...Consider Kenwood's VJB (Italian varietals) and Chateau St.Jean if time is limited. I know you are going to edk for dinner on Friday, but for your next trip, try Estate down the street. Can't say enough good about this one.
2. No No to Cheese factory for picnic. Go to northwest side of square to Sunflower Caffe. It's next to El Dorado Wonderful picnic sandwiches, salads and cheese trays. Eat in their historical garden and just added wine bar...just beautiful. You may not want to leave.
3. Napa Tastings...Frank Family just south of Calistoga...sparkling to white to reds. If you are on the Silverado Trial, don't miss Stag's Leap Wine Cellers. Still very very good.

Enjoy and relax...It's Wine Country! Btw...I love Bottega!

Sep 30, 2009
goldenret in San Francisco Bay Area