Posts tagged: Santa Barbara

The Best Offering of the Year!

Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about a decade ago, and the rest is history.  Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base, even as far as Japan, Belgium […]

Incredible value wine under $30!

Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are […]

The best wine ever under $30 returns!

Curt Schalchlin has amassed a reputation of producing high-quality Rhone varietals a respectable price level.  Having worked for some of the best in the industry Curt decided to try his luck, and the rest is history.  Today he has a following that stretches well beyond the US borders.  I have been a fan from day […]

Value Cabernet blend stuns many!

Field Recordings is 29-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and […]

Cult Nouveau Sans Liege astonishes us again!

Sans Liege (without cork) the brainchild of Curt Schalchlin has crafted some of the most amazing no-nonsense wines over the past years. His relentless search for independence as he calls it is paying great dividend. He uses new world techniques combined with the heritage of the Rhone Valley to create a mind-boggling final product. Tasting […]

Sine Qua Non at a fraction the price!

Two brothers (John and Steve Dragonette) teamed up with good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis to pursue their live-long dream to make wine.  They gained valuable experiences at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead Cellars before they started this awesome venture.  Over the past couple of years the press has been (rightfully so) generous to these […]

Here’s the real Story…

Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – […]

Stunning Grand Cru Chablis-style Chardonnay at Bargain Price!

Clos Pepe is a family-owned vineyard and winery set in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, California. Of the 29 acres planted in vines, 25 acres are planted to Pinot Noir, and 4 acres to Chardonnay. They sell more grapes than what they produce into wine, thus the production is […]

KILLER GSM Blend a MUST have!

Two Brothers John and Steve Dragonette and close friend Brandon Sparks-Gillis formed Dragonette Cellars in order to pursue a long-held dream to produce wines of the utmost quality and purity from the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast. I will say that they have succeeded! Many of you have purchased their […]

Our first wine offer of the year. Pre-sale of Paul Lato.

Paul Lato has become synonymous with some of the best “Burgundies” made in California.  All of his releases have received rave reviews from Parker, Tanzer, and many others – especially our Golden Gate Wine Cellars followers. The average score for any Paul Lato wine is 94.5 Points, not shabby for my Polish (via Canada) sommelier […]