Not sure when Eric woke up but it was before me. Something about drinking too much port the night before and going to bed too late. Anyway, the power came back on sometime after 7am. I only know this because I got up to turn off all the lights. But, went back to bed for a little longer. It was a slow morning for three of us. During breakfast we all concluded that San Fran was cramping our style. We longed for the countryside, or maybe just more free wine. Whatever the reasons were, we were headed back to Sonoma but going for downtown. There is this area surrounding the city hall with tons of shops, tasting rooms, hotels, and wineries. We spent the entire day there. We stopped at the visitor center and picked up great information (meaning coupons for free tastings). We went to Highway 12 for tastings and the atmosphere and wine were great. We contemplated ordering some and taking them with us but I'm glad we didn't. More on that later.
|Good tasting and reasonably priced wine.|
After Highway 12 we walked to Charles Creek and I wasn't impressed with the store front but the wines more than made up for it! We had a great time with our server Michael. Turns out he's some movie industry guy that lives in Napa 9 months out of the year and works in LA 3 months out of the year. By the time we were finishing our tastings, he was tasting with us! The best white wine from our entire trip was at this tasting room and I'm going to look for it (once I go to a liquor store...may be awhile because I just don't feel right dragging the girls with me). He also gave us a tasting for a Port like chocolate raspberry wine. Oh my God is all I have to say. We ended up buying that. Actually Chris and Cindy bought us that because Cindy accidentally opened the Fantasia wine from the Castle while we were in the dark hallway. She thought she had the port we had bought from the store. She felt baaaaaad.
|the 2009 Chardonnay is the best!!!!|
|Michael, or Eric and I liked to call him, "Father of Chloe" for obvious reasons.|
|Trying to hydrate at Roche.|
|Outdoor tasting, it was a beautiful day.|
Once we returned to San Francisco we walked the wharf and got to see lots of street bums and stores for tourists. Cindy was excited to see the sea lions. We headed back in the direction of the hotel and walked around and saw the sites around there. We ended up having some Thai food at a nearby restaurant. That wrapped up our last full day in San Fran.
|At the wharf.|
|A night cap and dessert on the top of our hotel.|