Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

The Best Quality to Value Ratio California Pinot Noir

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now.  He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

Thursday October 4th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN’S SUPERB CHARDONNAY & PINOT NOIR

  Senses is the story of three childhood friends who reunited after many years to make small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  One of them Max Thieriot (actor – Bates Motel, SealTeam and others) he is also a descedent of M.H De Young (The “The Young Museum in San Francisco and founder of the SF Chronicle). […]

The Wine “Catch” of the Day!

Winemaker Phil Titus (Chappellet etal) is the new winemaker at the helm, 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 vineyards, but with adding Phil Titus, they might have gone from Coach to First Class! Coho 2015 Piont […]

Laser Focused, low alchohol Pinot Noir

Waits Mast is a husband and wife Pinot Noir venture that started in 2000 when two Pinotphiles decided to start their own venture. Under the guidance of their consulting winemaker Shalini Shehkar (Roar, William Selyem)  and the staff at Roar they started production of their own label, and the rest as they say…. is history.The […]

Tuesday September 18th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Expressive and Memorable Pinot Noir = FREE SHIPPING

The 2016 vintage is one of  the smaller releases for our friends at Kanzler, but  it might be one of the best ones they made to date!  The wine offers up a dark purple hue embarking on a nose of red stone fruit, Asian spices and some toasty notes.  The wine has a lush and […]

Friday September 14th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

6 Barrel, 95 Point Rated Pinot!

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 […]

Top 100 wine # 3, receives 95 Point rating & FREE SHIPPING

The Beaux Frères Vineyard was a creation of Robert Parker and his brother-in-law (Beaux Frere) Mike Etzel.  The winery/vineayard is located on an 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge in the Chehalem Valley near Newberg (Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA). Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead […]

95+ Point low $40s Pinot & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Walter Hansel Winery has been synonymous with good quality and well-priced wines for years.  Real crowd-pleasing wines for those who don’t want to break the bank and still want to get a good quality glass of wine.  The 2015 Cahill Lane might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a 95+ […]

4 Barrel Pinot wins blind tasting!

My tasting group lined up some first rate Pinot Noirs, but it was a very small production (4 barrels, 98 cases) that took the first prize! The line up included: DuMOL Ryan (95 AG) Argot Bastard Tongue (95+ RP) Walter Hansel South Slope (97 RP) Siduri Zena Crown (94+ RP) Hirsh Block 8 (95 AG) […]

“Sexy, Racy” 95 Point (140 case) Red = FREE SHIPPING

  For 3 generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting […]