Posts tagged: 2020

When Bordeaux and California Meet … California takes the Crown!

  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 […]

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Screaming Eagle White is here!

Heidi has been around the block, and does not need an intro, or does she… Screaming Eagle’s original winemaker, Amuse Bouche, Vin Perdu, Barrett & Barrett, etc…. and of course her own label La Sirena (Mermaid). The entire portfolio is red-centric, so for some it might be a surprise to see a white wine from […]

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LAST CALL 4 “Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST SB “duo” in California

  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 […]

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An outstanding and UNDER $30 White Cuvée

  Mike Trujillo has 40 vintages under his belt (Sequoia Grove, Karl Lawrence, Trujillo), and after so many years he decided to create some other non-Cabernet wines. He crafted the Madelyn White Cuveé, a wine that expresses the joy he experienced with his daughter, Sophia Madelyn Trujillo. The wine is a blend of 47% Sauvignon Blanc, […]

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A FUN WHITE GEM THAT WILL PLEASE PALATE & WALLET!

  The Côtes du Coast offers more exotic pineapple, tangerine, marmalade, and honeyed notes, with a pure, medium to full-bodied, elegant, incredibly pure style on the palate. This is a sensational white that is underpriced in today’s market. The wine is aged in 26% New French oak, 54% neutral French oak, and 20% stainless steel. Sans […]

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A White Wine by Thomas Rivers Brown? IT’S AMAZING & IT’S A BARGAIN!

  Riverain is the vision of three close friends who share a love of wine, the wine country, and a passion for developing wines that reflect the character of the prestigious sites from which they are grown. After more than a decade of “visits” to the wine country to purchase hand crafted boutique wines, and […]

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SORRY, BUT THIS IS LAST CALL 4 MELIS FAMILY ROSE OF PINOT NOIR (made by Paul Lato)

  When I first got into the wine industry a few decades ago, rosé was anything but cool. White Zinfandel from California made the public think that all rosé was sweet, and unfortunately, imports such as Royal Lancers from Portugal and wines such as Sutter Home White Zin confirmed this notion.          […]

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“Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST SB “duo” in California

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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AN UNDER $30 WHITE GEM THAT WILL PLEASE PALATE & WALLET!

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, lime […]

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Bordeaux Blanc Meets Napa Valley VERY LIMITED THIS YEAR!!!

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property. In1977, 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 winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, insight […]

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