Posts tagged: Sonoma

100 case Chardonnay 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 […]

Tuesday October 21st, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Sensational 2 barrel Pinot Noir production, only 5 cases allocated

A small winery but an amazing wine!  The name is a combination of the vineyard owners (a.k.a mom and dad) Nancy KIVELson and Tom AngSTADT.  An all estate property producing some great (mostly) Rhone wines and a small amount of Estate grown Pinot Noir.  Too bad the production of the Pinot Noir is still very […]

Monday October 20th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

245 case Syrah stuns big boys in blind tasting!

The blind tasting lineup included: Failla “Estate” (92 WA) Favia “Quarzo” (95 WS) Alban “Lorraine” (97 WA) Alban “Patrina” (94 WA) Gramercy “Lagniappe” (94 WA) Alta Colina “Toasted Slope” (94 WA) Lewis (94 WS) Ross Andrew “Old Block” (94 WA) Dehlinger (93+ WA) Relic (95 WS) Carlisle “Cardiac Hill” (93 WA) Hudson (94 WS) Kivelstadt - received […]

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Chardonnay of Month! FREE SHIPPING

The history of Scribe starts in 1858, just ten years after California joined the Union, when Emil Dressel, son of a famous Champagne producer came to California in search of his fortune.  Fast forward through phyloxera, WW I & II, the150 year old property was in disrepair.  The “Scribe” folks are returning it to a […]

Small Vines – Greatest Wine!

The Sloan family has been farming in Sonoma for four generations now, and Paul took it one step farther, adding winemaking from their great vineyards as well.  They started this project in 1998 and the Small Vines vineyards have become an important source for many Sonoma wineries.  Selecting only their best lots from perfectly tended […]

93 Case production wins blind tasting among Big Boys

Founded in 2004 by Peter Young, Grey Stack Cellars is hidden away in the Bennett Valley AVA in Sonoma County, one of the newest and smallest AVA’s in the United States. Vineyards and farming are truly the heart of Grey Stack Cellars and behind the traditional rock walls that surround our vineyards lies the secret […]

Amazing Sauvignon Blanc

With summer in full swing, I am excited to offer this well-made Sauvignon Blanc from Overland.  The NAME and THE STORY start in 1854, when a pioneer family walked “overland” for almost 2000 miles across plains, mountains and deserts. They started in Council Bluffs Iowa and ended up in what is now known as Sonoma.  […]

This Zinfandel “Rocks”!

Carol’s career got an early and unusual start at only six years old. Her mom developed an “identify the scent” game using household herbs and spices that was the beginning of Carol’s path into the wine industry. It quickly became apparent that Carol not only had a great sense of smell, but she was remarkably […]

Zin is not a sin. This one will not break the bank!

Ed Kurtzman’s portfolio includes Roar, Freeman, August West and Sandler.  He really put his stamp on the wine map and received great accolades with these wines (and others) over the past 20 years.  I was very excited when he offered me the 2010 Buck Hill Zinfandel. A  real crowd pleaser and money saver! Sandler 2010 […]

Another generation GEM!

This winery has stunned me the last couple of years, but the 2007 tops it all! Selected from two organically farmed estate vineyards. The first, Stone Edge Farm, is located on the west side of the Sonoma Valley, in soils studded with rounded stones left over from the ancient floods of Carriger Creek as it […]

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