Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]