Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

The next Kosta Browne Pinot is here!

The journey that is Soliste, reflects the passion and commitment born of old world beliefs and traditions joined in a way that transcends individual ideas. The Soliste owners were inspired by winemakers who have challenged the status quo to elevate their region or cépage to grand cru level. Central to their philosophy is to be […]

Great Quality & Great Value Chardonnay plus FREE SHIPPING!

Almost 50 years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena. Lupe’s dedication and hard […]

Hirsch Pinot wins Blind Tasting

The Hirsch Vineyard has been the source for many great wineries’ top producing Pinot Noirs (Failla, Williams & Selyem, Littoria, etc.)  The “Estate San Andreas Fault” is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature Pinot Noir and is crafted to give the drinker a complete picture of this complex vineyard. The 2011 Hirsch “Hirsch Estate San Andreas Fault” has […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s top notch Pinot Noir

When you have two of the best winemakers (Thomas Rivers Brown winemaker at Schrader, Outpost, Maybach, Pulido Walker, Rivers Marie, Casa Piena, etc and Frederic Delivert winemaker at Clark Claudon, Martin Estate, etc.) at the helm one can only expect the best of the best.  These guys have really turned this winery around.  Tamber Bey […]

A Pinot Envy – FREE SHIPPING!

Winemaker, Kurt Beitler, is a genius winemaker, meticulous farmer, and passionate believer in creating wines that express their depth and complexity with minimal intervention. Kurt grew up around Caymus, being mentored by his uncle, Chuck Wagner, and has unending amounts of passion.  He farms his own vineyards and does everything possible in the vineyard so […]

Small Pinot producer (94 Points) wins blind tasting – FREE SHIPPING

The first Pinot Noir blind tasting of 2014 is a fact.  Our group found some dusty leftovers from Christmas and we enjoyed every single one of them.  One maybe just a little better compared to the other.  Our great line-up included: Calera “Mills” 95 Pts Parker Antica Terra “Botanica” 94 Pts Parker DuMOL “Aidan” 95 […]

Helen Turley (Marcassin) Assistant Knocks One Out of the Park!

Les Grands Vins de Colette is a new Chardonnay project from Claire-Marie and Wendell Laidley, who previously co-founded Realm Cellars in Napa Valley in 2002.  This brand embodies their collective passion for Burgundian-style Chardonnay and is an opportunity for us to pay homage to Claire-Marie’s grandmother, Colette, whose life journey was made for the movies. […]

Lacuna 2011 Proprietary Red Blend, Sonoma Coast

Everyone’s dream is to make great wine.  That said, when these three friends created Lacuna and set out to do so, they had one problem – no winemaker!  When they hooked up with ace winemaker Morgan Twain Peterson (Bedrock) their problem was solved and their 10 year dream came to fruition.  This is the fifth […]

Hidden Gem, a real stunner

Sanglier is French for “Wild Boar” and wild boars still roam the area of the winery!  Owner Glenn Alexander grew up in Texas, but visited California wine country often. In 2001 he and his wife Melissa purchased a vineyard and home in the Russian River Valley that set in motion the idea of the Sanglier […]

Why spend 150.00 when you can buy it for 44.99?

Richard Berridge earned a Harvard degree as a Master Landscape Architect, he is a master of his craft. Richard began his wine career in the Napa Valley as one of the original founders of Duckhorn winery (Napa Valley 1976).  From here he has expanded his reach and also has a winery in New Zealand.  His […]