Posts tagged: Anderson Valley

Vibrant, Complex & Elegant 95 Point Pinot Noir – A real gem and real “pretty”

The Maggy Hawk Vineyard has been Family owned since 1994, and planted in 2000, the estate vineyard is tucked away in what locals call “The Deep End” of Anderson Valley, northwest of Philo. Here, coastal fog and redwoods frame the steep vineyard slopes where the vines root deeply to survive. The decomposed sandstone soils offer […]

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My neighbor’s Wine…

Founded in 1999, Copain, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘buddy’ in French, embodies the philosophy that wine enhances life’s most joyous occasions, and is an experience best shared with friends and family. Sourced from cool climate vineyards in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, the Copain portfolio consists of three distinct collections—Tous Ensemble, Les […]

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A 12% Alc Pinot Producer of the Year

Wine & Spirits magazine rated Lioco the Pinot Noir of the year after tasting over 1000 Pinot Noirs! This husband & wife venture was created in 2001 between two friends who set out to conquer the world.  Matt & Sara Lickleider are able to source from some of the best vineyards California has to offer […]

Friday February 9th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A Must Have Pinot Noir!

This highly coveted vineyard sits high above the Anderson Valley floor – this rocky, wind and fog-swept source continues to impress. The warmer 2012 vintage created a more playful and approachable version than its colder 2011 counterpart (which is just now coming around). While each vintage is unique, there is a common style that is undeniably Cerise — a […]

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Gros Ventre 2012 Cerise Pinot Noir wins blind tasting

My tasting group reviewd a great selection of 2012 Pinot Noirs. The lineup included Rochioli “West Block” (94 AG) Pahlmeyer (94 AG) AP Vin Garys (95 RP) Purple Hands “Hosltein” (93 WS) Crystallum “Bona Fide” (93 RP) Siduri “Garys” (93 AG) Ceritas (92 AG) Littorai “Platt” (93 AG) Comptche Ridge (94 AG) Anthill “Tina Marie” […]

32 Winds is back with a vengeance

With Ehren Jordan  (Failla andTurley) as your winemaker and a top sommelier as your founding partner it is no surprise that you create some of the best wines money can buy!  This venture really has a lot of wind in its sails and is cruising along nicely, but if snooze you will miss this boat […]

“Under the Radar” Pinot Noir

Patrick Krutz was the “lone ranger for about four years – CEO, Winemaker, Broom Pusher, Barrel Cleaner, etc. before he received some much needed help from his siblings.   Initially it was just Krutz Cellars, but since the family additions, the word “Family” was added.  They source from some of the most amazing vineyards in Northern […]

A wine so good it was Chronicled

A Sonoma Valley native, Mike Henghold (Owner) was introduced to grape growing at an early age by his father Jim, who established a 10-acre vineyard in the hills west of Sonoma. Mike parlayed that upbringing into a career in wine sales and distribution, fostering an ever-evolving appreciation for the unique terroirs of the world. That […]

New World meets Old World (Sine Qua Non connection)

Poe’s mission is to create top-notch single vineyard California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that express the brilliance of the terroir from impeccable sites in Northern California. Winemaker Jonathan Keyes spent time working at Sine Qua Non, Two Hands Winery and Outpost before partnering with Samantha Sheehan to create Poe Wines Poe 2011 “Ferrington Vineyard” Chardonnay, […]

You don’t need glasses for this wine!

Larry and Shirlee Londer grew up in Denver (CO), and after his residency moved to Albuquerque where he practiced Ophthalmology for 27 years, while Shirlee ran the optical stores.   Since both were wine lovers, they always talked about one day owning a vineyard, they set out in 1997 to the Anderson Valley were they purchased […]