Posts tagged: Chardonnay

A Scintillating Five Star wine, Top on the French Laundry List!

  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 Golden Gate Wine Cellars! The following year he produced a massive 75 […]

6 Barrel 95 Point White Gem = FREE SHIPPING

    In 1995, Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton met while working on a committee meeting for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association. At the time both held production jobs at Sunstone and Beckmen, respectively, and forged an immediate friendship that would ultimately germinate in the creation of Brewer-Clifton just one year later. This bottling is […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s Chardonnay Sensation

   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 […]

Value Napa White is a “Textbook” example of quality/cost ratio

  The Textbook Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from two superb Napa Valley sites. The first is located in the Carneros AVA which represents sixty percent of this release. Its long, cool season brings rich, tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavors. The second site represents forty percent of the blend, is located near the Yountville […]

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Impressive Wine project by Paul Hobbs’ disciple

The Trombetta story began around the family table with food harvested from their garden paired with wines they loved. The Trombetta family’s journey into winemaking commenced in the mid 80’s as home winemakers. A passion was ignited and they pursued learning winemaking at Santa Rosa junior College and UC Davis. An opportunity to work side by […]

Bevan Cellars 2015 “Big Reds/Big Scores” are now in stock!

The much anticipated and highly rated Bevan Cellars “Big Napa Cabernet/Cabernet Blends” have finally arrived! The 2015 vintage was outrageously good in the quality department but o-so-small in the quantity department.  2016 is anticipated to be (almost) back to normal quantities! Here is the scoop: Because of the extremely limited availability, we are offering the Bevan “Big Reds” […]

Can’t dance the Foxtrot? Drink it instead!

The Foxtrot winery was created by Torsten and Kicki Allander who believe that the key to producing world class wine is total control over the grape growing and winemaking process from start to finish. To this day, both remain an integral part of the family business, with Kicki spending her days in the estate vineyard […]

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Blind Tasting (95 Point Rated) Chardonnay Winner

We don’t do a lot of (enough) blind tastings, especially Chardonnays.  So I am excited to share the results of my latest tasting group endeavor. The lineup included some well-known and highly-regarded and high-scoring wines. Our group of 14  tasted and reviewed the wines twice, with almost identical results. The lineup: DuMOL Chloe (95 RP) […]

Thomas Rivers Brown “Perfect-ly” crafted Chardonnay

Shibumi Knoll is a very small  Napa winery that was founded by wine collector Don Ross. Don attained a small knoll north of St. Helena in the early 2000s.  On the property was a small 3/4-acre vineyard, a modest cottage, a guest house and a winery. The cottage on the knoll was renovated and became […]

DuMol’s fabulous 2015 releases!

DuMOL and Frank Melis go back to the 1996 vintage, the first one released, so a long and happy marriage, that has never been on the rocks!  I am proud to share that 2015 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down a lot from the previous vintage, so that might be a […]

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