Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

Premiere Release 85 case Jeff Pisoni Pinot sensation

  This 85 case production, 4 barrels is a new road the Luli folks (Sara & Gary Pisoni) have taken.  Working with a single vineyard (Highlands Ranch), instead of a blend of various SLH vineyards.  This Innaugural release will wow you, both on the palate as well as the wallet! Luli is a partnership formed by […]

EXPLOSIVE 95 POINTER UNDER $45.00

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 […]

Bevan Cellars 2015 “Big Reds/Big Scores” are now in stock!

The much anticipated and highly rated Bevan Cellars “Big Napa Cabernet/Cabernet Blends” have finally arrived! The 2015 vintage was outrageously good in the quality department but o-so-small in the quantity department.  2016 is anticipated to be (almost) back to normal quantities! Here is the scoop: Because of the extremely limited availability, we are offering the Bevan “Big Reds” […]

LAST CALL for Pinot Noir blind tasting winner!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 Pinot Noirs, Alma Fria beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted of 13 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all the wines twice. The lineup included: Argot (96 Pt. Parker) North – by Alban (96 Pt Parker) The Hilt “Vanguard” (94 Pt Parker) […]

BEAUX FRERES (winemaker’s hot new wine) AT ½ the PRICE

I just found this hot-new winery that will dazzle you both in taste as well as cost!  The “Hundred Suns” winery is still very much under the “horizon” but not for long. Grant Coulter, a Califonia native traveled the world after receiving his enology degree.  He worked harvest with the best of the best in […]

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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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Psst… Remarkable Pinot by SF Chronicle’s FIRST EVER FEMALE EMPLOYEE

Being regarded as a pioneer in her field was business as usual for Nan McEvoy. Her grandfather, Michael De Young (as in the The Young’s Museum), founded the San Francisco Chronicle in 1865 and Nan started there as a cub reporter (a rare position for a female at the time), gradually working her way up […]

Wine Wake up Call… 96 Point MUST HAVE Wine

Justin Willett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing 190 cases. His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to “Must Have” status among many Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers. Working with some of the best vineyards in the Santa Rita […]

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 […]

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