Just west of Hwy 101 by a hillside olive orchard, this casual red carriage house pours unusual Cal-Italian varietals, including a lip-puckering, fruit-forward Dolcetto and a crisp, citrusy estate-grown Cortese. Be forewarned: the 80-proof grappa distilled from estate-grown Traminer grapes is a knock-out punch.

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