Posts tagged: Syrah

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! […]

Tuesday August 16th, 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 […]

Inaugural SIX barrel syrah!

Benevolent Neglect is the creation of two East Coast transplants who moved west with the ambition of one day making great wine. With a simple philosophy – find the best quality fruit they can get their hands on, and then do as little as possible to it. Their search for the best grapes came to fruition […]

Thursday July 7th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Syrah of the month!

  The Buoncristaini Winery was created by four brothers in 1999.  All four have been working for various high-end wineries in the Napa Valley, and continue to do so today, while devoting time to the “family brand”. Their goal is to make high-quality wine at palatable price point, and I say that they have been able to […]

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

MUST HAVE UNDER $32 CALIFORNIA “RHONE”

  For those fans of Sans Liege “The Offering” I have a unique line-up for you.  The Offering is a blend of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre.  This GSM blend has wowed many for years.  I am excited to offer you each of the components as a single varietal bottling.  We are selling the three varietals as a mixed case, […]