Posts tagged: Chardonnay

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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The Health Benefits of White Wine!

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some! By Julie R. Thomson, Huffington Post “Summer is looking up!” Red wine is often lauded for its positive health attributes, but no one stops to consider white. Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, […]

Chardonnay of the Month

Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir and Chardonnay on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that […]

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Must Have 3-Barrel Sensation

Ed Kurtzman has been around the valley for many years now working for some great wineries like Roar, Bernardus, Chalone, Testarossa, Fort Ross, Freeman, Mansfield-Dunne, August West, etc. In 2003, Ed launched his own label, the Sandler Wine Company, devoted to small bottlings of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Grenache, from his favorite vineyard and grower sources. Planted in 1982, the […]

“Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Chardonnays a very smaller producer ran away with the big prize! The lineup of 2013 Chardonnays included: Dehlinger 94 Pts Hartford “Stone Cote” 95 Pts Chasseur “Graton” 94 Pts The Hilt “Old Guard” 95 Pts Seasmoke 95 Pts Del Dotto “Reserve Cinghiale” 95 Pts North 95 Pts DuMOL […]

Saturday May 27th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL FOR “STUNNER” 95 POINT CHARDONNAY = FREE SHIPPING

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

“SUCCULENT” 93 POINT CHARDONNAY

The Pisoni and Franscioni families, now third generation farmers, harness the wildness of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Their farming of the Chardonnay is pinpointed – each grape cluster and leaf positioned just right to be kissed gently by the morning sunshine and shaded from the afternoon sun and brisk Monterey Bay wind. The granitic soil […]