Posts tagged: Chardonnay

Chardonnay of the month

  The venture is a partnership between the Screaming Eagle/Jonata partners Raj Parr (Sommelier of the Michael Mina Group) and their winemaker Sashi Moorman.  Sandhi is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “alliance” and was chosen to reflect this partnership at the winery.  They all have one common goal – make amazing wine that is not […]

Paul Hobbs’ 4 Barrel Chardonnay STUNNER

  Black Cordon was created in 1978 when Karen and David Dunphy fell in love with the Napa Valley and its striking black cordons (the branches of a vine are called cordons and they often appear black in the wet season). Despite fantastic scores on their wines, they remain under the radar and will likely […]

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

DuMOL’S SPECTACULAR NEW (2014) RELEASES

  2014 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down from the previous vintage, so that might be a problem, especially when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand. I would say that this might the best release ever from this winery. I hear from the owner Kerry Muprhy and winemaker Andy Smith […]

MidWeek Wine Special!

  The Rosella vineyard is on of the most sought after vineyard sources for great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Nestled in the benchland of Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, Rosella’s Vineyard was planted in 1996 by Gary Franscioni one of the appellation’s pioneering growers (from Garys’ fame – he also owns the Garys’ vineyard with Gary […]

KISTLER WINEMAKER’S AMAZING CHARDONNAY

  Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and ME! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the […]

LAST CALL for Chardonnay of the Month, Only 6 barrels produced

   Attune is a venture of two families who with a love for Chardonnay and  Pinot. They  planted 8.5 acres on their estate  to two Burgundy clones from the Cotes d’Or, clones 667 and 115. Their winemaker is Ken Juhasz, who also owns and makes Auteur. Emphasis at Attune is not quantity, but quality. The production of […]

Saturday July 9th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

A 94 Point Chardonnay Gem!

  Gavin Chanin, who was named one of FORBES’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine, and the “Winemaker to Watch” by San Francisco Chronicle, began his winemaking career as a harvest intern at Au Bon Climat and Qupé, under the tutelage of winemakers Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, working his way up to assistant […]

Tuesday July 5th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Under $35 Chardonnay Surprise of the Day

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now.  He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

Tuesday May 31st, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Chardonnay of the Month, Only 6 barrels produced

  Attune is a venture of two families who with a love for Chardonnay and  Pinot. They  planted 8.5 acres on their estate  to two Burgundy clones from the Cotes d’Or, clones 667 and 115. Their winemaker is Ken Juhasz, who also owns and makes Auteur. Emphasis at Attune is not quantity, but quality. The […]

Tuesday May 17th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL FOR 95 POINT RATED BEVAN WINES

  Back in 1995 Russell and Victoria were dating and their favorite game was “guess the wine”.  After that they started taking regular trips to California’s wine country meeting some of the best winemakers.  Soon they were searching for property in California.   It was Kal Showket (Heidi Barrett was his winemaker) who helped develop […]