Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

$$ VALUE – 94 Point Rated under 25 Syrah

It all began in Oklahoma’s prohibition heartland where Alex Singer shared a love of French wines.  His son Stephen left at age 15 to attend boarding school in Connecticut, from there he wind up in San Francisco, where he earned Art and Critical Theory degrees from UC Berkeley.  He moonlighted in wine stores and restaurant […]

4 Barrel Chardonnay blind tasting winner

In our latest Chardonnay challenge, we had some “big guns” battling it out.  The lineup for this tasting consisted of: Peter Michael “Mon Plaisir” (97 Parker) DuMOL “Clare” (96 Parker) 32 Winds “Spinaker” (94 Parker) Chasseur “Lorenzo” (94 Parker) Chat. Boswell “Rued” (94 Parker) Benovia (94 Parker) Auteur (94 Parker) Aubert UV-SL (96 Parker) Paul Lato […]

300 case Producer wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of 2012 Pinot Noirs, a small 300 case producer turned some heads!  Our line-up incluced: AP Vin “Rosella” (94 Parker) Rhys “Skyline” (95 Galloni) Ojai “Fe Ciega” (94 Galloni) Argot (94 Parker) The Hilt (94 Galloni) Pisoni “Estate” (96 Parker) Melville “Estate” (94 Galloni) North by Alban (94+ Galloni) Talley […]

Friday April 3rd, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

CHARDONNAY OF THE YEAR, 4 Barrels produced, Only 48 bottles allocated!

Bibiana Gonzalez Rave is the wife of Pisoni Family winemakerJeff Pisoni, and they are a real “power couple” – Bibiana is the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir winemaker for Pahlmeyer as well.  With Jeff she makes Shared Notes, an awesome, well-regarded and high-scoring White wine project.  On her own she makes Cattleya.  Only 4 barrels of Chardonnay […]

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Romanee-Conti from California – 8 barrels produced only 6 cases allocated

Katy Wilson named her winery after her great-grandmother – Verona LaRue Newell.  Verona survived and suffered through the great depression.  Verona left a big impression on her and when she started her own business dedicated the winery “LaRue” to her.  Katy grew up on a farm and at a young age knew that she wanted […]

Epic Two Barrel Syrah – 6 cases allocated

Campesino reads like a love story.  A young girl Griselda Ceja (from the infamous Ceja winery) spent her childhood days on this property, she falls in love with a local winemaker and they got married on the vineyard site in 2007.  This five acre vineyard is one of the most ideal vineyard sites (for Pinot) in […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Queen of Pinot reigns

Winemaker Shane Finley has honed his skills around the globe in Burgundy, Australia and was for a long time the assistant winemaker at Kosta Browne.  Since 2012 he has been the winemaker at Lynmar.  Shane has a knack of finding the “sweet spots” in the vineyards and the 2012 La Reine (the Queen, a.k.a. his […]

Pfendler Chardonnay blind tasting winner of the month.

The late Peter Pfendler planted his first vineyard on their 300 acre Sonoma Mountain ranch in 1992.  Peter passed away in 2007 and since then 2 more vineyards have been planted.  Greg Bjornstad (formerly with Flowers) is the hands-on winemaker.  Very small production from this estate (600 cases total), so not something that you’ll find […]

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 […]