Posts tagged: 2016

Top Notch Chardonnay that will dazzle your palate, but not hurt your wallet!

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery tighter.  That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis.  They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

Friday July 20th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

Under $30 Hidden Red blend Gem

The 2016 Old Soul Red (a blend of 38% Zinfandel, 36% Petite Sirah, 22% Malbec, 4% Syrah) is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market.  Sourced from their 100% organic, and bio-dynamic vineyard the “OSR” pleases both your palate and wallet! Atrea 2016 “Old Soul Red” Proprietary Red, Mendocino […]

Wednesday July 18th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

ZinSation of the Month

Gamba Vineyards is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. The  110 year old 27 acre Gamba Estate Vineyard parcel rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley on gently rolling bench land above the valley floor. Planted to Zinfandel in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard consists primarily of […]

Saturday July 14th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Rated, Inaugural DUMOL releases!

This is the 21st vintage, thus a Jackpot of sorts for DuMOL.  At the start of the 3rd decade in business, a few changes are taking place.  The first one, the introduction of the “Wester Reach” series.  To create the Wester Reach Chardonnay and Wester Reach Pinot Noir, Andy Smith and his crew have interwoven […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s Sensational Chardonnay!

Senses Wines is the dream of three childhood friends. Chris, Max and Myles partnered with celebrity winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, to produce world-class wines from renowned vineyards owned by their families. Since founding, Senses production has grown to include many coveted vineyard sites throughout Sonoma County. The Senses estate vineyards are located in the West […]

ZinSation of the Month

Gamba Vineyards is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. The  110 year old 27 acre Gamba Estate Vineyard parcel rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley on gently rolling bench land above the valley floor. Planted to Zinfandel in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard consists primarily of […]

Friday June 22nd, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Wine, It Really “Can”!

You might know that I had many concussions playing soccer, and when you read this you will think Frank really lost his mind. But you will not be believe it, it is  something you might want to laugh about… Wine in a can.  But please don’t, it is a real and considerate wine project! This […]

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Blockbuster White, under $35!

The precipitous drive to the vista point has you on edge. Sensing you are close, you roll the window down and the crisp breeze carries in scents of lemongrass, honeycomb, wildflowers and oregano. Together you sit on the hood of the car with a blanket wrapped around your shoulders and share a snack of Asian […]

FIREWORKS!! 95 POINT STUNNING LOW $30 RED

  A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard. With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

97 Point Cab Blend

  The name “Booker” comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso’s Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso’s favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and […]