Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

Under $35 Chardonnay Surprise of the Day

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now.  He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

Tuesday May 31st, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Wine of the Year Source at ½ the Price

  Kanzler is still a winery floating below the radar, but that will chance soon!.  As you might know Kosta Browne received Top Honors a few yeas ago WINE OF THE YEAR in the Top 100 of Wine Spectator with their Pinot Noir, and the fruit was sourced from…. You guessed it KANLZER!  That said, the Kanzler […]

Wednesday May 25th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

94 Point Rated “Budget” Pinot Noir

  Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, the “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard you can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far […]

Thursday April 7th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Winner beats 97 Point Rated Wines!

Our tasting group lined up 10 of what I think are some of the best Pinot Noirs from the 2013 vintage. They included: Occidental (96 Pt Galloni) Brewer-Clifton “Hapgood” (96 Parker) LaRue “Rice Spivak” (95 Galloni) Foxen “Solomon Hills” (95 Parker) Paul Lato “Solomon Hills – Suerte” (97 Parker) Aubert CIX (95+ Parker) Peter Michael […]

Tuesday March 1st, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Outrageous 95 Point Rated Chardonnay

Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross,Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir and Chardonnay on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that makes wines […]

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A 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 […]

Wednesday February 17th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

The 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 […]

Thursday February 4th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

AMAZING Paul Hobbs 4 barrel Chardonnay

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 it Walker Station after […]

6 Barrel Pinot Sensation

For 3 generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting their own […]

Monday December 14th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 case Chardonnay Gem!

For three generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting […]