Posts tagged: Zinfandel

Mike Smith’s Limited “Scarlett” Production

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

Complexity in a bottle…

The Nalle story starts in 1974 when Doug Nalle landed his first job as a cellar worker at Chateau Souverain (now a Francis Ford  Copolla  owned winery) in the Alexander Valley. By 1979 he had earned a co-winemaker job with John Kongsgaard at Balverne winery.  In 1984 he helped design a state-ot-the-art winery for a […]

Thursday April 5th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

2017 Zinfandel of the year!

   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 […]

Tuesday January 9th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

Vince Tofanelli does it again!

  Vince Tofanelli 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 […]

Thursday December 14th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

ZIN-SATIONAL RELEASE!

Carlisle has always been one those coveted wineries, so I always get excited when Mike Officer (owner/winemaker) allocates me some of his much sought after wine!  Unfortunately the 2015 vintage is so small that we are offering it to you as a part of mixed six-bottle case (2 bottles each of the “Carlisle” vineyard, Papera […]

HIDE & SEEK… YOU FOUND IT, AN AMAZING WINE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

   SEEK is a very small family (Sieck Family) owned winery atop Howell Mountain, producing small amounts of Zinfandel! Only 2 barrels, 48 cases of this wine were produced! The vineyard was planted about 35 years ago, so nice maturity here! Seek 2014 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley GGWC 44.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

OLDIE, BUT GOODIE ZIN

  Dino Amantite and his mother Norma Pagani Amantite are the devoted caretakers of this iconic and hallowed ground in Sonoma at Dunbar Road and Highway 12 that has been in their family for over a century. The Pagani Ranch (Sooma) was planted originally in the 1880’s then added to in the 1920’s by Felice […]

Saturday September 23rd, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

EXTRAORDINARY “ANCIENT VINE” ZINFANDEL

  Two friends, Founders – David Huang and Clint Holdsworth, crossed paths in Napa, but come very different back grounds.  David studied biomedical engineering at Harvard. he had to decide between going to UC Davis to study winemaking and going to medical school. He chose medical school and went to the Uniformed Services University. He […]

A Black Chicken is not a Black Sheep… especially when you get FREE SHIPPING.

  Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs and a “black chicken”. And thus went one of the hundreds of inquiries during prohibition when selling wine was not legal. Aldo Biale called his jugs of Zin a “Black Chicken” to […]

Ric Forman’s Value Priced 93 Point ZIN… AND… SHIPPING IS ON US!

  Rossi-Wallace is a venture between husband and wife Ric Forman (Forman Winery) and Cheryl Emmolo (Emmolo Winery).   Annie ROSSI and Roz WALLACE are the mothers of Ric and Cheryl. And since a mother’s influence is undeniable, it made sense that they should honor their spirited (and red-headed) mothers. After all, the couple inherited their deep […]