Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

Blind Tasting Winner!

Last week we conducted a blind tasting of well-known 2015 & 2016 Pinot Noirs.  While all wines were top-notch, a few stood out and here are the results: Aubert CIX (97 Points) Pisoni “Estate” Babcock “Je ne sais quoi” (95 Points) Loring “Aubaine” (94 Points) Walt “Sierra Mar” (94 Points) Brewer Clifton “459” (95 Points) […]

Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Value Pinot of the Month

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream has been to […]

Helen Keplinger’s (Carte Blanche) Pinot Jewel

A new edition to the Carte Blanche portfolio, is the 2014 Pinot Noir from Sun Chase Vineyard! This vineyard sits high atop the Petaluma Gap, taking in much of what the Pacific Ocean and sun have to offer. Rocky and gravelly Goudling series clay loam provide the perfect home for the four clones and blocks […]

Pinot of the Month

Justin Harmon, owner/winemaker was born in Chicago, to a large Irish family where wine did not play a role in his life while growing up. Milk was the beverage of choice at the dinner table, and the industrial beers of the Midwest, fueled family parties. He does not pinpoint a specific moment that his passion […]

Friday February 16th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

A 12% Alc Pinot Producer of the Year

Wine & Spirits magazine rated Lioco the Pinot Noir of the year after tasting over 1000 Pinot Noirs! This husband & wife venture was created in 2001 between two friends who set out to conquer the world.  Matt & Sara Lickleider are able to source from some of the best vineyards California has to offer […]

Friday February 9th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point Rated 5 Barrel Pinot Noir Gem

  Justin Harmon has been on a roll as of late, producing some of the most amazing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, and this latest release will not let you down either!  Unfortunately, the production is very limited. Robert Parker gives this wine 96 Points: “Even better is the  Bastard Tongue, from a blend of […]

Under $40 – 95 Point Rated Red

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 […]

“Terrific” 95 Point, Two Barrel Pinot Noir

  Jeb Dunnuck (formerly with Robert Parker) gives this terrific wine 95 Points!  He says, “Coming from very old vines (37-year-old vines), the 2015 Pinot Noir Donum Vineyard offers lots of black cherry, framboise, dried violets and spice characteristics in its elegant, seamless, yet still voluptuous and layered profile. Perfumed and complex aromatically, it’s silky and refined on […]

Friday January 19th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Good Old Pinot still turns heads and scores another 94 Points!

  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 […]

Good Old Pinot still turns heads and scores another 94 Points!

  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 […]