Posts tagged: Sonoma

LAST CALL for Chardonnay of the Month, Only 6 barrels produced

   Attune is a venture of two families who with a love for Chardonnay and  Pinot. They  planted 8.5 acres on their estate  to two Burgundy clones from the Cotes d’Or, clones 667 and 115. Their winemaker is Ken Juhasz, who also owns and makes Auteur. Emphasis at Attune is not quantity, but quality. The production of […]

Saturday July 9th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Napa’s First Growth White Bordeaux

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Thursday June 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Bedrock Man Does It Again!

  Everyone’s dream is to make great wine.  That said, when these two friends createdLacuna and set out to do so, they had one problem – they had 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 […]

Chardonnay of the Month, Only 6 barrels produced

  Attune is a venture of two families who with a love for Chardonnay and  Pinot. They  planted 8.5 acres on their estate  to two Burgundy clones from the Cotes d’Or, clones 667 and 115. Their winemaker is Ken Juhasz, who also owns and makes Auteur. Emphasis at Attune is not quantity, but quality. The […]

Tuesday May 17th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Surprise Winner

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Pinot Noirs, Attune beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted out 15 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all wines twice. The line-up included: Chanin (94 Parker) Dierberg “Drumm Canyon” (94 Parker) Argot (93+ Parker) Berardus “Pisoni” (94 Parker) Roar “Pisoni” (94 Galloni) Foxen “Block […]

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Pinot Noir Winner

In a recent blind tasting of 2012 Pinot Noirs, the 2012 Alma Fria’s 200 case production wowed us and blew away a pack of heavy hitters, including:  Brewer Clifton SRH (94 WS) Kosta Browne 4 Barrel (94 WS)B evan Summit 1376 (94 WS) Peter Michael (96WA) Tyler Bien Nacido (95 WA) Failla (93 WA) AP […]

Friday October 24th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »