To the Charles Krug Winery we go for the Taste of Howell Mountain event where 50 wineries were sampling their wares on beautiful grounds.

While there was an ocean of good Cabs to be sampled the Insider found himself returning to the W.H. Smith tasting table for their 2012 Solo Howell Mountain wine which is unsurprisingly sold out on their web site. Just out of curiosity, I asked Lisa Hayman, W. H. Smith VP of Operations, how much the Solo retails for??  Lisa responded “A hundred and twenty five. You’ve got good taste,” and we shared a laugh.