Posts tagged: 2017

A Classic MUST HAVE Chardonnay!

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  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 has been to […]

PAUL LATO 2017 RELEASES ARE NOW IN STOCK!

I am very sorry, but this release came and went very fast! Inventory is very limited.   PLEASE CALL/EMAIL ME WITH YOUR ORDER REQUESTS! 415-337-4083 AS YOU KNOW PAUL LATO WINES SELL OUT FAST ~ FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! ~ Paul Lato 2017 Chardonnay “It’s All Good” Talley – Oliver’s Vineyard  72.99 –  INAUGURAL RELEASE […]

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Wine of the Year Source at a fraction the cost!

Kanzler is still a winery floating below the radar, but that will chance soon!.  As you might know Kosta Browne received Top Honors a few yeas ago WINE OF THE YEAR in the Top 100 of Wine Spectator with their Pinot Noir, and the fruit was sourced from…. You guessed it KANLZER!  That said, the […]

The BEST Nuts & Bolts Wine to-date – BAR NONE

“You’ve finally done it and curated the man cave of your dreams. The hand-carved cherry wood bar is fully stocked with everything from espresso tequila to berry-infused absinthe to Jolt Cola. The 1915 Brunswick pool table compliments the Elle Bleu Gargoyle humidor with names like Behike, Opus X and Black Dragon. The hint of gun-metal […]

The Biggest Boldest Petite Sirah Ever Seen!

It all started with 7 barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured Syrah and Grenache. To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in over 7 distinct growing regions between Santa […]

Inaugural Release of Maritana a.k.a. Life after Patz & Hall… The Remake… 2.0

After 29 vintages with his previous company Patz & Hall, Donald Patz moved on in May of 2017. It was a perfect moment to quit or take some time off. That’s not really his style. Donald hit the ground running on May 1, 2017 to implement a new wine brand. “I had some things I […]

Napa’s BEST Zin (Post-Prohibition)… Totally legal

Going back to the early 1900’s … 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 […]

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4 Barrel, Under $40 White by Ace Thomas Rivers Brown!

First grafted in 2015, Viticulturist Jim Barbour hand-selected budwood from Chappellet and developed a single block on the QTR Estate.  The block consists of disrupted claystone bedrock with cobbles and boulders of volcanic matter.  This rocky and dry soil provides the perfect foundation for a Chenin Blanc with round structure and incredible complexity. QTR 2017 […]

Thomas Rivers Brown Chardonnay wins blind tasting!

Our tasting group of 14 evaluated, tasted then imbibed some amazing Chardonnays in our most recent meeting.  The lineup included the following: PISONI “Estate” (96 JD) ARNOT ROBERTS “TROUT GULCH”  (95 AG) DIATOM “Hilliard Bruce “ (95 JD) AUBERT CIX (99 RP) Pahlmeyer (96 JD) Cattleya “Pratt” (97 JD) PETER MICHAEL “Belle Cote” (96 RP) LEWIS […]

Paul Lato’s 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot New Releases!

Great NEWS, the AMAZING 2017 wines from my friend  and winemaker Paul Lato are reaching the shores of San Francisco.  The 2017 vintage is probably one of the best ones to date. Astonishing quality, but as always very small quantities.  I am very excited about the ADDITION of TWO new Chardonnays to Paul’s ever expanding […]