Posts tagged: Zinfandel

Turley Zin at ½ the price

The RW Moore Vineyard is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.   Turley calls it the EARTHQUAKE vineyard.  Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from the Moore […]

Tuesday November 10th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

MUST HAVE ZINFANDEL by 100 point winemaker

In a recent Zinfandel line up between some amazing producers we had some surprises.  The lineup included: Bedrock “Monte Rosso” (94 WA) Harford (95 WA) Ridge “Geyserville” (93 Galloni) Carlisle Montafi (94 WA) Martinelli “G&L” (94 Galloni) Novy “Papera” (93 Galloni) William Selyem “Papera” (93 Galloni) Scherrer (94 Galloni) Outpost (94 Galloni) Turley “101” (94 […]

Wednesday April 15th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point rated 150 case Zin GEM!

The best caves, and cave tour in California (hint, hint for those who like to visit). Add a few amazing vineyards, including their Estate properties and 2 great winemakers and you have the key to success.  Bella has been producing stunning Zins for 20 years now very quietly, below the radar, but not for long.  The […]

Wednesday April 1st, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Wine Alert ! Killer 225 case production Zin, 93 Points

In 1956 a San Francisco dentist and his wife purchased 121 acres on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley (16 acres under vine).  In 1964 he added Pinot Noir (apparently the first Pinot Noir planted in the Russian River Valley) and Chardonnay.  The Chardonnay turned heads, as the 1973 Chateau Montelena which won the […]

Friday February 20th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

Zin-Tastic 2012 Release

Vince grew up in an Italian family – LOTS of food and WINE!  His grandfather introduced him at a very young age to wine (he would pour a little vino in his water), and that led to an early introduction, and later education as winemaker crafting great wines and tending to this amazing vineyard.  The […]

Friday January 16th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

2012 Napa Zin of the Year ~ 175 cases produced only 8 allocated!

Kirk Vegne has been crafting wines since his childhood with his “famous” dad Nils Venge (first 100 Point winemaker in the Napa Valley, 1985 Groth Reserve).  Nils told me some years ago that Kirk is a better winemaker than he’ll ever be – big statement!  Kirk also makes the wines for Macauley, Venge, Honeycut, Jax, Igenous […]

Wednesday October 15th, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Portalupi 2012 Zinfandel Russian River Valley – ZIN OF THE YEAR!

Portalupi is a small family owned winery that was created by a husband and wife team in 2002.  Their goal was to create wines worthy of their Italian ancestry.  Having traversed the gamut of premium wineries I would say they succeeded in their quest and the results are some very high-quality wines, at an economically […]

Zin(tastic) blind tasting winner

We had not done a blind Zinfandel tasting in some time, so we pulled out all the stops and lined up some real gems for this event: Carlisle “Carlisle Vineyard” (95 Parker) Carlisle “Hayne” (95 Parker) Outpost (94 Parker) Hartford “Highwire” (95 Parker) Bedrock “Heritage” (95 WS) Bedrock “Monte Rosso” (94 WS) Bedrock “Sodini” (93 […]

Under $30.00 WINES Special in time for Valentine’s Day

Just in time – get some fun wines in for Valentine’s Day.  Order today and they’ll arrive just in time for next week’s celebration!  Founded by an army and family of one, Patrick Krutz, Krutz Family Cellars has just recently grown into its “full” business name.  The 2003-’06 vintages were crafted entirely by Patrick.  Youngest […]

Zinfandel Producer of the Year

Morgan Twain-Peterson reminds me of a scientist turned rock star or a rock star turned scientist.  Maybe he is a “Rockientist”.  All I can say, he really knows what he’s stuff.  Since his childhood days at age 5 – he made his first wine in Kindergarten, when you and I were playing with dinky toys!  […]