Posts tagged: Sauvignon Blanc

A “Bargain” To-Kalon 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 Rivers […]

Value Still “Happens”

  Pied-à-Terre is the realization of many years Richard Luftig put in working in the restaurant and wine industry and grasping that you should be able to find a well-priced bottle of Cabernet under $30.00!  He again succeeded with the 2014 Pied à Terre Cabernet which he sourced from various amazing Sonoma vineyards – Clajeaux, […]

Is Sauvignon Blanc the World’s Most Reliably Good White Wine?

Is Sauvignon Blanc the World’s Most Reliably Good White Wine? by Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator I am obliged, I feel, to preface all I’m about to say with the public confession that I once disliked Sauvignon Blanc. Its intrinsic herbaceous or vegetal notes irritated me. I have long since changed my mind—and palate. So what […]

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Best White Wine of the Year!

Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya & Pahlmeyer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Ft Ross winemaker) Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced together. Previously, during the […]

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Astonishing New Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc

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 project called YOUNT […]

The Health Benefits of White Wine!

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some! By Julie R. Thomson, Huffington Post “Summer is looking up!” Red wine is often lauded for its positive health attributes, but no one stops to consider white. Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, […]

Spottswoode’s HOT NEW Sauvignon Blanc

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, insight […]

Wine Diva + Video Game Producer = AMAZING NAPA WINES

The team of Heidi Barrett (Wine Diva a.k.a Queen of the Valley) and famed viticulturist David Abreu are the axile driving CapCom owner Kenzo Tsujimoto’s Napa Valley winery.  The vineyard was planted in 1998, and the first release (2005 vintage) was in 2008.  Since then “Kenzo” has become an household name for top-notch, high-end Napa […]

WINE ALERT – 100 Point Winemaker Must Have White

Celia Welch cannot be stopped!  She’s a women with a mission.  A mission to make the best and perfect wines in the Napa Valley. She has many 100 pointers under her name (Scarecrow).  Keever Vineyards is nestled in the western slopes of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley. It is a family-owned and operated winery, producing […]

Last Call for Bevan’s Highly Rated New Releases!

Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo knew they were on to something special way back in the late 90′s when impromptu blind tastings with friends and trips to Napa became a regular part of their life. Over the next several years, they met with and were inspired by some of the greatest winemakers and viticulturists […]