Posts tagged: Viognier

Astounding Summer Wine

When your uncle is Chuck Wagner (Caymus), you are expected to make wine – period. Derek and his brother Kurt Beitler did just that. They each created their own wineries and are making the wine at the Caymus facility. Both have day jobs managing the Caymus (and other) vineyards.  Bodega Rancho produces two Syrahs and one […]

FREE WINE DAY! – Plus Free Shipping (This is NOT an April Fools Joke)

Brothers Derek and Kurt Beitler grew up in the wine business, and in 2007 started Bodega Rancho, which focuses on cool climate, single vineyard Syrah and Viognier. These are exceptional wines from a pair of talented wine artisans. Bodega Rancho 2011 Viognier, Santa Lucia Highlands Buy 11 bottles get the 12th one FREE  + FREE […]

July 4th The Patriot Case. Six great wines for $177.6

Summer is now in full swing and time has come for gathering with family and friends to enjoy the weather and celebrate being together. With Independence Day right around the corner, I have put together a great six-bottle, celebration, party, BBQ, whatever-you-want-to-call-it pack to share with your friends, family, and loved-ones.  All of these selections […]

Summer wines

The weather is heating up and the days are long. There are not many things that are nicer than kicking back on the porch and watching the sun set with a cool glass of white wine. Here are some of my picks for the best summer releases. Valdez 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, U.V. El Diablo Vineyard […]

Kosta Browne winemaker ROCKS! 96 Point rated vineyard!

I only need to say Kosta Browne – now I have your attention. Yes, the wines from Jemrose are made by ace winemaker Michael Browne (From Kosta Browne), and in some instances a little DuMol (some assistance from Andy Smith winemaker at DuMol) was incorporated.  Shane Finley (assistant winemaker at Kosta Browne) and Greg Bjornstad […]

5th Annivesary Wine Tasting Recap

Our Fifth Anniversary Wine Tasting Event was a great success. We had a complete sell out and unfortunately had to turn away many of you – my apologies for that, but we have to comply with occupancy regulations. As for the tasting – the line was outstanding and not one wine disappointed the crowd. However, […]

Ramian Estate 2009 Viognier “Reserve”

This Viognier was slow, cool fermented and aged sur-lee style in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months prior to bottling. This helped to create mouthfeel without oak flavors while focusing on bright, crisp, classic Viognier fruit flavors. If you have never enjoyed or tasted a Viognier, imagine a crisp clean, very floral, tropical fruit flavored […]

Ramian Estate New Releases

This summer is getting better by the minute! I just received four new releases of one of Napa Valley’s best kept secrets, and they are absolutely stunning! This set encompasses a full range of wines, beginning with the incredible new “Chapter 7″ Cabernet Blend, a classical Viognier, a versatile and well rounded Rose, and an […]