Posts tagged: 2019

Two Stunning, but VERY VERY limited Cattleya releases

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 […]

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Inaugural Pinot Release from Cali “Premier Cru” Vineyard – Very Limited!

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery together. That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis. They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

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HOT FROM THE PRESS: A BIG WHITE WINE FOR RED WINE DRINKERS

Arbe Garbe (pron. Arbay Garbay), literally “bad weeds”, is what they call the cover crops on the Friulian Colli Orientali (“eastern hills”). It’s the mid-nineties, same scenery; two philosophy students are paying for tuition by picking grapes in the Jermann vineyards. Long hours of hard work and dream-sharing, they find one too many ideas in […]

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Paul Hobbs disciple’s HOT new Pinot from “Grand Cru” grower

Brycen Hill runs the vineyard operations for Paul Hobbs, and recently started his own label called Keltom Roots in appreciation of all that has formed and enhanced his life.  The Keltom Roots name is portmanteau of Brycen’s parents’ names: Kelly and Tom (pronounced kel·tum).  The  label features an illustration of an organism in field guide-style […]

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Message in a bottle… Spells… VALUE

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 […]

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AN UNDER $30 WHITE BLEND THAT WILL MAKE BOTH PALATE & WALLET HAPPY!

  Winery Notes: “Returning from a stroll in the early ocean air you smell the honeysuckle and lilac which delicately climb the front wall of the cottage. White strawberries emerge from their calyxes along the pathway made of river rock which leads you to the door. You are met with aromas of vanilla bean, melon, […]

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SHARED NOTES – THE TWO BEST SAUVIGNON BLANCS FROM CALIFORNIA EVER, BAR NONE!

  Shared Notes is a winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya, Alma de Cattleya, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, J. Finn, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the […]

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Super Sauvignon from Hedonistic Producer

  In 1972, Jack and Mary Novak purchased the original “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley wine-growing estate. In the years since, through her hard […]

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15% OFF 97 Point Under $40 – White Napa Gem

This is only the fifth  vintage of Annia made by the 100 Point winemaker Dan Petroski (the genius behind Larkmead’s success). There is a story that George Vare liked to tell us about Ribolla, according to the late, great Stanko Radikon, Ribolla is the consummate supporting actor when blended into a wine under the 50% […]

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Sauvignon of the Year by Scarecrow winemaker… A must have!

Celia has earned many great accolades as the winemaker of Scarecrow, Corra, Rewa, Castiel, Barbour, Keever and many other wineries. This latest Sauvignon Blanc, the Keever 2019 vintage is probably the best to come from this estate ever.  Unfortunately a very small production! Keever 2019 Sauvignon Blanc “Estate” Napa Valley    GGWC 37.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

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