Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

THE BEST NAPA PINOT FOR YOUR BUCK & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now. He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

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VOTE 4 the WINE PARTY 2020! Vote Frank Melis 4 President … of the Wine Party!

  Dear Friends, You know I would NEVER tell you how or who—but, I will throw in my advocacy to try (and by try, I mean VOTE 4 the Wine Party!). In my book a bottle of wine has no political, religious or gender based affiliations – You love it no matter what! Do get […]

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Sublime 96-100 Point Dumol “Designated Vineyards” Offerings, THEIR BEST RELEASE EVER!

Time flies, as this is the 23nd  release of DUMOL!  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” releases are always something special, and this year is no different.  Andy Smith rolled up his […]

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A 97 Point “Whale of a Wine” under $80 – TINY PRODUCTION

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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TWO 97 Point Rated UNDER $85.00 “Screaming Eagle Owned” wines!

Stan Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle (etal) loves Santa Ynez and The Santa Rita Hills where he created Jonata and The Hilt.  Initially Andy Erickson who was the long time winemaker at Screaming Eagle was in charge, eventually turning over the reins to Matt Dees.   Today Matt totally transformed both wineries and it shows […]

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LAST CALL 4 DuMol’s 2018 VINTAGE AT A DISCOUNT & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

The 2018 vintage is gorgeous! Andy Smith knows how to convert every drop of juice that goes in a bottle like a 5000 piece puzzle – every piece has its place.  After 20 years Andy has this down to exact science. I fondly recall my first meeting with him while Paul Hobbs was making the […]

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The Best Value/Dollar Cost Average Pinot Producer in California with another 95 Point score!

  I have said it before, and I will say it again, Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price! The venture started in 1978 with 3 barrels of Pinot Noir, and decades later… they are still putting out great quality wines at a very affordable price! 2018 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir […]

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95 Point, Value & Finessed Pinot

Gary and Rosella Franscioni started ROAR Wines with the knowledge that Pinot Noir had a shining future in the Santa Lucia Highlands, and a dream that their farming know-how would translate amazing grapes into amazing wines. Rosella’s Vineyard was planted on their home ranch in 1996, followed by Garys’ Vineyard in 1997 in partnership with […]

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COHO’S NEW Pinot & Headwaters Cabernet Blend just arrived

  Founded in 2002, Coho is the aspiration of vintner Gary Lipp to produce flavorful, balanced wines. Grown in select cool-climate vineyards, Coho wines emphasize fruit purity and vitality. Gary has worked  for California wineries for almost thirty-five years: involved in all aspects of the craft, acquiring the skills to bottle his passion. The choice […]

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96 Pinot Noir Gem

  The Beaux Frères Vineyard was a creation of Robert Parker and his brother-in-law (Beaux Frere) Mike Etzel.  The winery/vineyard is located on an 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge in the Chehalem Valley near Newberg (Yamhill County, Willamette Valley). Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead and […]

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