Posts tagged: Syrah

Another Syrah Gem by Sanguis

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Friday February 10th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise Blind Tasting Winner

  In a recent blind tasting of Syrahs, a little guy became the Big Kahuna! The line-up: Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts” (94 Points) Cattleya “Soberanos” (95 Points) Lucia “Garys” (94 Points) Carlisle “Sierra Mar” (95 Points) Roar “Rosella” (95 Points) DuMOL“Eddie’s Patch” (94 Points) Keplinger “Sumo” (95 Points) Halcon “Alturas” (95 Points) Campesino “Los […]

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Paul Lato’s killer MilAnge Syrah!

MilAnge is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine. MilAnge is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina). My award winning winemaker Paul Lato sourced the fruit from two of Santa Barbara’s most famous vineyard sites. Unfortunately, only 2 barrels were produced, so it will go quick!  The wine is […]

Friday February 3rd, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Another Smash Hit for Sans Liege

  Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and with a very strong showing in his Sans Liege and Groundwork productions, and the rest […]

95 POINT KILLER 100 CASE SYRAH

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisonio.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream […]

Tuesday December 13th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Last Call! 97 Point KILLER Red

  Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in […]

Sunday November 20th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

DuMOL’S SPECTACULAR NEW (2014) RELEASES

  2014 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down from the previous vintage, so that might be a problem, especially when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand. I would say that this might the best release ever from this winery. I hear from the owner Kerry Muprhy and winemaker Andy Smith […]

PAUL LATO’S STUNNING 2014 SYRAH & GRENACHE RELEASES!

    Paul Lato hardly needs an introduction. His wines have raised the bar among Napa wines for several decades now and each release continues to impress. We have just a handful of his 2014 releases remaining in stock, and the ones that we do have are going fast. Here are Paul’s 2014 Syrah and […]

Tuesday August 30th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Paul Lato makes killer MilAnge Syrah!

  MilAnge is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine. MilAnge is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina). My award winning winemaker Paul Lato sourced the fruit from two of Santa Barbara’s most famous vineyard sites. Unfortunately, only 2 barrels were produced, so it will go quick! […]

Thursday August 18th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Evolution of Rhone Varietals in California

Many new winemakers in California are choosing to work with the Rhone varieties instead of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes commonly associated with Napa wines. Cost and the suitability of California’s climate are a couple of the reasons but the reliable track record is the driving force. Rhone grapes […]