The tasting room is right next door to Will's Fargo restaurant and bar, part of the Holman Ranch holdings. I've dined at Will's Fargo before and have been consistently blown away by the quality of the food, the presentation, atmosphere and service.
The '06 is the third in the trilogy of 2004, 2005 and 2006. The next vintage release will be 2009. Every vintage release is different, but she strives for consistency in the non-vintage releases. She believes that aging adds complexity.
The hacienda is magnificent with vaulted ceilings and oak beams, stone walls made from local Carmel stone and a Mexican terracotta roof. There are mementos from the old West, posters depicting events from days gone by and photos of movie stars who frequented the ranch decades ago.