Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

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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“(Low Alcohol) Pinot of the month

The San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard.  It is named for the fault-line which marks the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, snaking its way up the California coast and passing less than a mile […]

Friday June 23rd, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Dance the Foxtrot? If not, just drink it!

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 […]

Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Catch of the Day!

Gary Lipp has over 3 decades under his belt in the wine industry.  Add winemaker Phil Titus (Chappellett etal), and it seems like Coho is getting an extra shot in the arm with this new addition.  Coho will continue to source from the same Napa vineyards, but with adding Phil Titus, they might have gone from […]

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  Matt Murphy grew up in Arkansas among a “wine savvy family”.  While studying molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Matt followed his emerging appreciation of fine wine, and his love of the land, and worked a summer at Signorello Estate in Napa Valley. At Signorello, Matt found that […]

Master Sommelier’ Stunning Pinot Project

Within a few months of becoming the ninth Master Sommelier in the United States, Larry Stone became the first American to win the prestigious Best International Sommelier in French Wines competition in Paris. He continued as a restaurateur and sommelier at the Four Seasons, Charlie Trotter’s, and Rubicon Restaurant. After leaving the restaurant scene Larry […]

99 Point Pinot Vineyard

This is still a fairly young vineyard, but it has established itself quickly among the best-of-the-best in California.  If this vineyard would be in Burgundy, it would for sure have the label “Grand-Cru” attached to it.  Many great wineries like Aubert have worked with this award vineyard with great (99 point) success! Reuling 2014 Pinot […]

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Last Call for Bevan’s Highly Rated New Releases!

Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo knew they were on to something special way back in the late 90′s when impromptu blind tastings with friends and trips to Napa became a regular part of their life. Over the next several years, they met with and were inspired by some of the greatest winemakers and viticulturists […]

Argot’s 94 Point “Exuberant & Impressive” Release

Those of you who purchased the  “Bastard Tongue” from Argot should jump on this opportunity – Justin Harmon’s Estate Pinot Noir is even more limited, but any bit as good.  He produced 125 cases (5 barrels) of this stunning Pinot Noir from his still young estate.  This is really a winery that you’ll have to watch for […]


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 […]