Posts tagged: Grenache

100 Case Blind Tasting Winner!

Grenache is not in everyone’s wine vocabulary and it still confuses many Cabernet and Pinot drinkers.  It is not as bold, bacon-fatty spicy as Syrah, yet it is more elegant and complex.  Last week was one of our last tasting meetings of the year and we decided on Grenache.  We lined up some great wines with […]

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Paul Lato’s Syrah & Grenache ~ 98 Points

Paul Lato has been producing some of the most amazing wines over the past decade and has not gone unnoticed by the press with many 96, 97 and 98 point ratings.  All of Paul’s releases are very small productions, but amazingly well-crafted.  Paul is probably one of the most meticulous winemakers I have ever met.  Attention to […]

Friday September 5th, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Sans Liege’ stunning new releases

Curt Schalchlin has been at for some years now and has created a real following among many Rhone varietal lovers. I have many clients that have standing orders for this winery. The record is one client in the Los Angeles area who buys over 15 cases of Sans Liege wines, he says that it is […]

TWO barrel only Mark Herold stunner

Mark Herold has been on fire as of late.  Great reviews on Kobalt, Kamen and his own Mark Herold labels.  It does not matter what Mark touches, it turns into a must-have-wine.  The same for this 50 case Grenache production! Mark Herold 2011 FLUX Grenache Retail 33.00 – GGWC 29.99  -  FREE SHIPPING on 12 […]

Monday February 24th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Best Grenache of 2012

Curt Schalchlin has amassed a reputation of producing high-quality Rhone varietals a respectable price level.  Having worked for some of the best in the industry Curt decided to try his luck, and the rest is history.  Today he has a following that stretches well beyond the US borders, including some of my clients in Europe, […]

Monday December 10th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Best in class Grenache

Our friends at Sans Liege have been on a roll for some years now.  In New York this wine (and their …) blew the minds of many of the attendees.  I even got comments like: “This is better than many Rhone wines!” or “wow, amazing quality for the value!” Do I need to say more, […]

Cult Nouveau Sans Liege astonishes us again!

Sans Liege (without cork) the brainchild of Curt Schalchlin has crafted some of the most amazing no-nonsense wines over the past years. His relentless search for independence as he calls it is paying great dividend. He uses new world techniques combined with the heritage of the Rhone Valley to create a mind-boggling final product. Tasting […]

Here’s the real Story…

Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – […]

Barrel 27 Grenache 2007 “Rock and a Hard Place” Paso Robles

A beautifully expressive wine; medium ruby-black in color with a captivating nose of sweet raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry, with notes of milk chocolate, floral perfumes, dried cranberry, tar and charcoal. On the palate, the wine shows the same pure concentrated fruit flavors filled out with notes of black tea and orange rind with a hint […]