Posts tagged: Spotlights

Showket Vineyards – Winery of the week.

I met up with the Showket folks this week and was happily impressed with their 2007 portfolio. This neighbor of Dalla Valle (at one point they shared the same winemaker – Heidi Barrett) has been producing some amazing wines for the past 15 years. Today with Russell Bevan at the helm it seems that they […]

Wine of the Week: Sans Liege 2008 “The Offering”

This is my WINE OF THE WEEK!  Curt Schalchlin is probably one of the most talented young winemakers whom I’ve had the opportunity to meet and taste with.  His latest “Offering” is his version of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Offering is a blend of 41% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 27% Syrah, and 2% Viognier which were aged in 83% neutral French, 10% 2yr French […]

Shane Wine Cellars

Entering the wine industry less than 9 years ago as a harvest intern, Shane Finley has literally started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. After spending several seasons as an intern in California, Australia, and the Northern Rhône, Shane became Cellar Master at Copain Custom Crush. While there he had the […]

Pre-Sale: O’Dwyer 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the O’Dwyer estate is a worthy follow-up to their inaugural release. This wine seems to have a little more intensity and fruit compared to the 2006 vintage, which went over well I have to say. The wine kicks off with an amazing aroma of black stone fruit and a touch […]