Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir blind tasting winner

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 Pinot Noirs, Alma Fria beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted of 13 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all the wines twice. The lineup included: Argot (96 Pt. Parker) North – by Alban (96 Pt Parker) The Hilt “Vanguard” (94 Pt Parker) […]

“(Low Alcohol) Pinot of the month

The San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard.  It is named for the fault-line which marks the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, snaking its way up the California coast and passing less than a mile […]

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“Eloquent” 95 Point Rated Wine of the Week

  In 2001, two generations of the Cobb family came together to explore a shared passion for Pinot Noir with the founding of Cobb Wines. Focused exclusively on crafting single-vineyard, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, Cobb Wines combines the winegrowing expertise of David Cobb—one of the pioneers of Pinot Noir  viticulture on the far Sonoma Coast—with […]

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99 Point Pinot Vineyard

This is still a fairly young vineyard, but it has established itself quickly among the best-of-the-best in California.  If this vineyard would be in Burgundy, it would for sure have the label “Grand-Cru” attached to it.  Many great wineries like Aubert have worked with this award vineyard with great (99 point) success! Reuling 2014 Pinot […]

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KISTLER’S WINEMAKER & FRENCH LAUNDRY’S FAVE NEW RELEASE

  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 Golden Gate Wine Cellars! The following year he produced a massive 75 […]

Former Turley winemaker’s AMAZING 95 POINT offer

  Eschewing traditional routes to a winemaking education, Ehren Jordan worked his way up the vertical integration ladder. After graduating from college in 1989, he left for Denver, Colorado where he worked briefly as a sales rep for a large wine distributor. But the siren song of ski season in the Rockies grew louder as […]

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Kistler Winemaker’s 75 case Pinot ROCKS

  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 […]

Friday November 4th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Helen Keplinger Pinot Noir

  Boris Guillome is a 20+year wine industry veteran, having worked in some of California’s best restaurants and wine stores. In 2013, he decided that his next challenge would be in creating his own label, so he hired Helen Keplinger as his winemaker and set out to find exceptional sites and the best fruit possible. […]

Paul Hobbs’ 4 Barrel Chardonnay STUNNER

  Black Cordon was created in 1978 when Karen and David Dunphy fell in love with the Napa Valley and its striking black cordons (the branches of a vine are called cordons and they often appear black in the wet season). Despite fantastic scores on their wines, they remain under the radar and will likely […]

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Domaine Romanee-Conti from California

  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 […]

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