Posts tagged: white blend

What makes a Crisp Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

Robert Foley’s Inaugural White Blend

Robert Foley has been around the block a few times, so to speak. With wines like Hourglass, Robert Foley, Paloma, Pride, Switchback Ridge, etc., one can only expect the best of the best from this winemaker and winery.  Known for making big, bold red wines, I was happily surprised when he introduced his FIRST WHITE […]

Saturday September 3rd, 2016 in , , , | No Comments »

French Laundry’s favorite UNDER $50 White by Luc Morlet

  Luc Morlet has been on a roll as of late, and this latest venture “Cabaud” is just one of the many accolades this great winemaker can add to his portfolio.  Luc who was born in France, but is best known for his success at Peter Michael Newton, Staglin, Carte Blanche, Linked, his own Morlet […]

Best White of the Month!

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

Thursday February 25th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Kongsgaard’s White Blend of the Month

Winemaker John Kongsgaard & Grower Lee Hudson have been friends for decades.  A few years ago John finally persuaded Lee to make commercial wine after selling grapes for 30+ years.  As you might know, his Chardonnay has been on fire as of late, but Hudson grows more than one varietal.  So this “White Study # 2” is […]

300 case Napa White Gem

Steve Matthiasson is probably one of the most sought after vineyard managers in the Napa Valley. His current clients include Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Chappellet, Hall, David Arthur, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and many others. Steve dreamt of farming his entire life. He became an obsessed gardener and cook while studying philosophy in college. In the […]

“A.B.C.” Anything But Chardonnay

Nicole Abiouness took the long way to get  into the wine industry.  Growing up in Virginia, she packed up her belongings and moved to Napa where she was accepted at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America).  She signed up very every single wine course they had and eventually landed a job at Swanson before moving […]