Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

Remarkable Chardonnay by 100 Point Winemaker

Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s  He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa!  The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. […]

Wednesday September 9th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

97 case Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sensation!

Only 97 cases (4 barrels) of this “Original Chardonnay” were produced by ace winemaker Paul Hobbs.  This old Wente Clone, grown in Goldridge clay-sandy soil yields only a few tons per acre, but the fruit is remiscent of a Grand-Cru White Burgundy.  Harry Walker planted his first grapes on this estate in 1968 and named itWalker Station after a […]

Chardonnay of the Month

Silverpoint is a precise and meticulous method of drawing that reached its peak during the Renaissance. Pre-dating the use of graphite, silverpoint was used by old masters such as Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. These and other Renaissance artists used silverpoint for underdrawings of their paintings and for separate studies on paper. Using silverpoint, […]

Wednesday July 29th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

French Laundry’s Top Chardonnay

Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and ME! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the rest […]

WINE ALERT Paul Hobbs’ under $40 Chardonnay

16×20 Chardonnay is just another wine venture that will add more accolades to Paul’s ever growing portfolio.   Sourced from two very small vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, this limited production bottling will wow you but on the palate as well as wallet!16 x 20 Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma Coast Retail 43.00 – GGWC 39.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s Amazing 4 Barrel Chardonnay

Senses is the dream of three childhood friends – Chris, Max and Myles – who reunited after various journeys with the vision to produce small-batch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their family-owned vineyards. Max Thieriot grew up on the “infamous” Thieriot vineyard. Senses produces high quality wines from the West Sonoma Coast in northern California, specifically […]

$$ 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 […]

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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 […]

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