Grape Expectations...
   Springtime In California's Napa Valley -  April 2005

  It was a quick week, a few days visiting relatives in Merced (San Joaquin Valley) before heading westward over Pacheco Pass
   then up 101 though the bay area and San Francisco, then on to Rutherford in Napa Valley wine country.

              North of the Golden Gate

    Laveta, window shopping in downtown Napa

      Our room in the Rancho Caymus hotel, Rutherford

      Courtyard at Rancho Caymus

     Vineyard on Rutherford Cross Road

     Frog's Leap Vineyards (Laveta's favorite)

     Wine cellar at Frog's Leap