Posts tagged: Russian River Valley

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 […]

Cuvee Alyce scores Big

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 2010 Cuvee Alyce Chardonnnay might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a […]

Best of Class Zinfandel!

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! Portalupi 2011 “Dolinsek” […]

100 case production wins blind tasting!

Founded by an army and family of one, Patrick Krutz, Krutz Family Cellars has just recently grown into its “full” business name.  The 2003-’06 vintages were crafted entirely by Patrick.  Youngest brother Cole came on the scene in 2007 and has been assisting in the cellar ever since.  Also joining the operation (and the family) […]

Pinot of the year! (Only 87 cases produced)

Situated in the middle of Sonoma’s most storied Pinot Noir appellation, since 1989 the Saralee vineyard has helped define the heights of Pinot in California.  As with no other varietal, the focus on the clonal makeup of Pinot Noir wines is rabid. As with all of Argot’s Pinots, the 2011 Saralee is fashioned from old-time […]

Small Vines – Greatest Wine!

The Sloan family has been farming in Sonoma for four generations now, and Paul took it one step farther, adding winemaking from their great vineyards as well.  They started this project in 1998 and the Small Vines vineyards have become an important source for many Sonoma wineries.  Selecting only their best lots from perfectly tended […]