An Afternoon on "The Rooftop"

It’s Friday, February 8, 2019 and my business trip to Southern California has come to an end.

As stated before, anytime I'm in California I must go visit with Mike and Mav.  They have just settled into their new home, and what a nice place it is!

For those who aren’t familiar with the Wojo’s, they are the best wine/dinner hosts you can find in Southern California.  They happen to be relatives too!

Not only was I able to attend, I brought my Institute colleague and her boyfriend Bryan (update, she got engaged the next day) for an afternoon of wine tasting, paired with a nice cheese and charcuterie platter.

The weather was absolutely fantastic which allowed us to take an afternoon off and enjoy a flight of wines on "The Rooftop."

For those who care, here’s what we drank:


  • 2017 Falcor Rose


  • 2014 Costa deOro Chardonnay, Reserva Dorada
  • 2016 Aubert Chardonnay, Hudson Valley
  • 2017 Carmenet Reserve Chardonnay


  • 2005 Alto Moncayo Garnacha
  • 2008 Falcor Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 2014 Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 The Adversary Mourvedre
  • 2015 Hunnicutt Cuvee Equite, Napa Valley

For pictures of the afternoon tasting, on “The Rooftop,” go HERE.

And now it's time to share the additional wines I enjoyed throughout the weekend at various venues, including dinner at the Bel Air Bay Club, and at the new home with my son Jackson.


  • 2010 Julien ColloVray White Burgundy
  • 2012 Frazier Chardonnay, Russian River
  • 2014 Liquid Farm Chardonnay, Golden Slope
  • 2015 Aubert Chardonnay, CIX
  • 2017 Bramito Della Sala Chardonnay
  • 2017 Carmenet Reserve Chardonnay (two bottles)


  • 2005 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 2009 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 2009 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Pictures from our Bel Air Bay Club dinner and pictures throughout the weekend can be found HERE.