Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

A MUST HAVE 95+ Rated 125 case “Delicate Red”

Founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Chris Pittenger in 2009, Gros Ventre is a small, family-owned winery operating out of the Sierra Foothills. They produce less than 1,000 cases of vineyard-designated wines such as Pinot Noir from the True Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley, along with several new wines from the burgeoning wine region […]

97 Point LIMITED production Pinot Gem! Edit Subject

The history of Bien Nacido can be traced back to the year 1837, when a Spanish land grant of some two square leagues was secured by Tomas Olivera from Juan Bautista Alvarado, then Gobernador (Governor) of Alta California. In 1969, the Millers, a fifth-generation California farming family purchased a stretch of land in California’s then-nascent […]

Bevan New Releases Now Available!

The much anticipated releases of Russell Bevan’s “Burgundy Portfolio” have arrived! As always very limited and first-come, first-served! Bevan 2016 Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir GGWC 79.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more! Use code SHIPFREE6 during checkout OK to mix with other Bevan releases! Winemaker Notes: “The Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is made up of […]

95+ Rated, 5 Barrel Pinot Gem = FREE SHIPPING

Founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Chris Pittenger in 2009, Gros Ventre  is a small, family-owned winery operating out of the Sierra Foothills. They produce less than 1,000 cases of vineyard-designated wines such as Pinot Noir from the True Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley, along with several new wines from the burgeoning wine […]

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Master Sommelier’s Stunning new 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 a French Wines competition in Paris. He continued as a restaurateur and sommelier at the Four Seasons, Charlie Trotter’s, and Rubicon Restaurants. After leaving the restaurant scene […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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