Posts tagged: Sauvignon Blanc

Scarecrow Winemaker’s latest concoction stuns!

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 […]

Impressive Napa Sauvignon Blanc under $24

It feels like Spring in California and that calls for nothing better than sipping on a nice Sauvignon Blanc.  This latest release of Ten Seventy Green will please both palate and wallet!   Mike Smith (Myriad, 12C, Scarlett, etc.) crafted yet another amazing wine. Ten Seventy Green 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Retail 26.00 – GGWC 23.99 FREE […]

“THE” Sauvignon Blanc surprise!

Two brothers (John and Steve Dragonette) teamed up with good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis to pursue their life-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 […]

Hidden Surprise – Red blend gem

When David Ramey is your consulting winemaker, the chances of success are huge!  That said, the 2011 Old Soul Red (a blend of Zinfandel,  Petite Sirah, Syrah and Malbec) is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market.  Sourced from their 100% organic, and bio-dynamic vineyard the OSR pleases both […]

Amazing Sauvignon Blanc

With summer in full swing, I am excited to offer this well-made Sauvignon Blanc from Overland.  The NAME and THE STORY start in 1854, when a pioneer family walked “overland” for almost 2000 miles across plains, mountains and deserts. They started in Council Bluffs Iowa and ended up in what is now known as Sonoma.  […]

The BEST Sauvignon Blanc I have tasted this year!

I taste a lot of wines every day of the year, some better some worse.  Grey Stack 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is definitely the BEST Sauvignon Blanc I have tasted this year – far surpassing those previously made by this winery and the 100’s of others I tasted so far this calendar year. Grey Stack Cellars […]

The most important person in your office…

Whether you call this person an Administrative Professional, Office Manager, or Reception Specialist, chances are that your job would be a heck of a lot harder without them. Way back in 1952, Secretary’s Day was set aside “to recognize the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government depend.” The […]

The next 100 point winery is born

The name Apsara comes from the Sanskrit word for a celestial dancer whose movements represent the key elements in our wine, balance, purity and 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 Rivers […]

Small Napa White wins in wine stampede!

I rarely, if ever conduct blind tastings of Sauvignon Blancs, but decided to give it a try when a bunch of Francophiles challenged me to go head-to-head with California.  A few of my “French” friends provided “their” wines and I sourced the local market.  As you know I don’t stock the big names, I wanted […]

The Best Red (value) in the West!

When David Ramey is your consulting winemaker, the chances of success are huge!  That said, the 2009 Old Soul Red (a blend of 59% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 14% Syrah, 7% Malbec) is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market.  Sourced from their 100% organic, and bio-dynamic vineyard this […]