Posts tagged: Sauvignon Blanc

What makes a Crisp Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

  Last week my tasting group conducted our first “blind” Sauvignon Blanc tasting in a long time. The lineup included: Arkenstone “Estate” (95 Pt) Paul Lato (94 Pt) Merry Edwards (93 Pt) Vineyard 29 (95 Pt) Crocker & Starr (93 Pt) Lieu Dit (93 Pt) Peter Michael (94 Pt) Bevan (94 Pt) Morlet (93 Pt) […]

3 Barrel, Kick-Ass wine

  The name Apsara comes from the Sanskrit word for a celestial dancer whose movements represent the key elements in our wine, balance, purity & expression.  Robin Akhurst learned from some of the best in industry – Anne Claude Leflaive at Dom. Leflaive in Burgundy, Matt Wenk at Two Hands in the Barossa Valley, Thomas […]

What is a “crisp” wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

Thursday October 20th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Sensational Inaugural Cab & Sauv Blanc Releases

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new […]

Napa’s First Growth White Bordeaux

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

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Stunning Sauvignon Blanc by Mike Smith

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

French Laundry & Meadowood’s Favorite Sauv Blanc

After decades of cultivating the Napa Valley’s most celebrated industry, the Belli and Cybulski families created Agnitio Wines to pay tribute to the land and honor their devoted farming team.  With the help of a great winemaker they have been crafting some amazing wines, including the Agnito Sauvigon Blanc. Agnito Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Napa Valley Retail 32.00 – […]

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A Specatcular White by the Scarecrow Winemaker

  The Kelly Fleming Estate is located next door to Napa collectible Araujo on Pickett Road in Calistoga. The estate might be 300 acres, but only 12 acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, while the other 288 acres are its own natural wildlife preserve.  Planted in 2002, this winery is slowly but surely turning into a “who […]

Exquisite Napa White under $24

Kenefick Ranch Vineyards is owned by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick, and his two children Caitlin and Chris Kenefick. In 1978 Dr. Kenefick acquired a 125-acre vineyard property next door to the Eisele Estate (Araujo). This vineyard was head pruned and dry farmed with old Italian varietals. Over the next 20 years these were […]

Monday March 16th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »