Posts tagged: Russian River Valley

DuMOL’s 2012 SPECTACULAR NEW RELEASES

2012 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were up slightly, so that always helps when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand.I would say that this might be the best ever release from this winery, and I hear from Kerry and Andy that the various wine publications that tasted the wine gave it […]

French Laundry’s Favorite Pinot Noir

Jason Kesner was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and ME! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the rest as they say is history. Jason added Pinot Noir and […]

Portalupi 2012 Zinfandel Russian River Valley – ZIN OF THE YEAR!

Portalupi is a small family owned winery that was created by a husband and wife team in 2002.  Their goal was to create wines worthy of their Italian ancestry.  Having traversed the gamut of premium wineries I would say they succeeded in their quest and the results are some very high-quality wines, at an economically […]

Outrageous “Unknown” White

ZEITGEIST (tsyt- gaist) is a philosophical term meaning the spirit of the times. The word was coined by the German Romanticists to describe the cultural, ethical and spiritual mood of an era. TROUSSEAU GRIS – A native of the Jura region in France,  is a true “Grey” grape and can make either white wines or […]

2 Acre Syrah Knockout!

Davis Family is a small family owned winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma that produces small batch Syrah, Pinot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel.  The Estate Syrah vineyard is only 2 acres, so NO production quantity at all!  The 2010 vintage was long allowing the tannins to fully develop on the vine while the rest […]

Paul Hobbs’ 150 case stunner! FREE SHIPPING

Paul Hobbs does not need to be introduced. His skills are amazing and his wines are spectacular. The new Walker Station “John Dory” Chardonnay (150 cases) is just another example of Paul’s exemplary skill level and attention to detail. Walker Station 2012 “John Dory” Chardonnay Russian River Valley Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99 – FREE […]

Roar Winemaker’s latest Jewel – FREE SHIPPING

Ed Kurtzman does not need much intro, winemaker extraordinaire for Roar, Freeman, August West, Sandler, etc.  He has amassed decades worth of experience at wineries such as Bernardus, Graff, Chalone, Fort Ross, Testarossa and Michaud.  The Sandler label is Ed’s own label ( FYI, Sandler is his middle name) which he created in 2003 with […]

Sexy Chardonnay in the low 30’s ($ not F)

This expressive wine perfectly personifies the classic style of chardonnay that the cool-climate Russian River Valley is known for. Fruit from several of Ten Acre’s single vineyard sources was combined to create this well balanced take on the classic Burgundian varietal. The Russian River Valley is famous for the coastal morning fog that slowly burns […]

Walker Station (Paul Hobbs) wins blind tasting!

In our very last Chardonnay blind tasting of the year we pulled out all of the stops!  A amazing line-up of stunning wines that included: Aubert (95 Parker) Paul Lato “Pisoni” (96 Parker) Brewer-Clifton “Mt. Carmel” (95 Parker) Dom. Serene “Evenstad Reserve” (93 WS) Kistler “Hudson” (95 Parker) Arnot-Roberts (93 Parker) Beringer Private Reserve (95 […]

Kistler winemaker releases amazing Chardonnay (97 points)

Jason Kesner created his label in 2002, during his tenure managing Hudson Vineyards in Carneros. He worked hard growing grapes for top-notch producers that he decided his time had come – he made one barrel of hand-pressed wine the first year.  The next year it was three barrels and the inaugural Chardonnay was released to […]