Posts tagged: 2019

This Russell Bevan wine will Rock your World!

The Bevan 2019 Petaluma Gap is a rich, powerful Pinot that delivers exactly what you’d expect from Bevan, tons of fruit in a balanced, seamless package. Black cherries, blackcurrants, graphite, and roasted herb notes all emerge from this full-bodied, powerful effort that has good acidity and length. Bevan 2019 Pinot Noir “Petaluma Gap” Sonoma Coast […]

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Heidi Barrett’s STUNNING new Chardonnay (very limited – only 160 cases produced)

Heidi Barrett, the original Screaming Eagle winemaker just announced a brand new wine from La Sirena! Although she made Chardonnay a number of times for her clients over the years, she was not compelled to make her own until a special vineyard site became available in 2016. Well-known vineyard manager Ulysses Valdez told her he […]

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CAUTION: Content is now 100% “legal” but habit forming!

The Prohibition Story about Black Chicken: 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 […]

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GREAT VALUE / HIGH QUALITY 96 POINT SYRAH

In 1998 Joey Tensley launched Tensley Wines with one hundred cases and one single goal – to start a well-priced, Syrah-driven brand that let the unique vineyards of Santa Barbara County speak for themselves. The rest as they say… is history! I love the new Syrah Colson Canyon, a classic Tensley Syrah with its plum […]

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THREE HOT NEW “VALUE RELEASES” FROM HALCON!

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountain top 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 […]

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HOT FROM THE PRESS PAUL LATO 2019 WINES ARE NOW IN STOCK

Great NEWS, the AMAZING 2019 wines from my friend and winemaker Paul Lato are now in stock!!  The 2019 vintage is probably one of the best, if not “THE” best ever, potentially better than the amazing 2018!  Astonishing quality, but as always very small quantities.  I am very excited about Paul’s ever-expanding portfolio!  As always, […]

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A single vineyard expression of Pinot Noir from the folks at Luli

The Pisoni family and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd make a great team. Mark Pisoni tends to the vines, while Jeff turns it into good wine that Sara brings to the table.  I am excited about two new releases, both just 100 case productions. The wines were sourced from the Monte Linda, and Lemoravo Vineyards, both located 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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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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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, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced together. […]

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