Posts tagged: Chardonnay

50 Vintages and he’s not slowing down, yet!

Veteran winemaker Ric Forman, who is celebrated his 50th vintage last year, has just turned out one of his riper and richer Chardonnays in memory, but who is complaining? Forman 2017 Chardonnay, Napa Valley GGWC 49.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 Use code FORCHD during checkout  The 2017 Chardonnay is a gorgeous wine. In this warm, […]

Wednesday February 19th, 2020 in , , , , , | No Comments »

BEVAN’S STUNNING 2018 CHARDONNAY & PINOT RELEASE ARE HERE!

  Bevan’s stunning new 2018 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases are now in stock and you are not going to want to miss them! Bevan 2018 “Ritchie Vineyard” Chardonnay, Russian River Retail 74.99 – GGWC 71.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more Use code BEVAN during checkout The Bevan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard has intense pink […]

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

96+ Point “White Burgundy” grown in California

If the Hyde Vineyard would be located in Burgundy, it would for sure be classified as Premiere Cru – no doubt!  But even in California this vineyard is very much sought out by wineries, and everyone that gets to buy some of this terrific fruit winds up making amazing wines! Hyde 2016 Chardonnay, Estate – […]

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White Burgundy from the Russian River Valley

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 […]

Friday January 24th, 2020 in , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point Chardonnay Stunner!

I met Greg Brewer in the late 1990s when he was the assistant winemaker at Santa Barbara winery. He had just made his (own) first two barrels of wine and was very excited about it – I didn’t disagree!  He immediately received great accolades, and 20 years later he’s still at it.  His latest “3D” […]

Friday December 6th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Value & Quality in a bottle

I just received three new Walter Hansel (2017) wines, all of them received a 94 Point rating! Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The […]

“UNADULTERATED” Chardonnay by (former) Turley’s Winemaker

The 2017 Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is sourced from the Olivet, Keefer Ranch and Flood Gate vineyards. The Fruit is whole-cluster-pressed into 20% Concrete Egg, 10% New French Oak, 15% Foudre, 5% Amphora, 20% Stainless Steel, and 30% Neutral Puncheon.  Ehren Jordan uses native yeasts for primary fermentation, and the wine naturally completes malolactic fermentation. […]

Wednesday October 16th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

White Burgundy meet…. The Santa Lucia Higlands

After graduating from college in Vermont, winemaker, owner and native New Englander Ian Brand found a job on the Alaskan Peninsula leading groups of tourists to see grizzly bears in the wild. He continued his adventures for five years, ski-bumming, surf-bumming, doing wildlife surveys in the canyons of Utah, and joining the Peace Corps in […]

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 […]

HURRY GOING FAST – Cali Value Wines & we’ll even throw in the shipping!

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]