Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

The Queen of Pinot offers FREE SHIPPING

Entering the wine industry 20 years ago as a harvest intern, Shane Finley has literally started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. After spending several seasons as an intern in California, Australia, and the Northern Rhône, Shane became Cellar Master at Copain Custom Crush. While there he had the opportunity to […]

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A Burgundy at a fraction the cost!

Winemaker Notes: “This 100% Pinot Noir presents a rich red in the glass. The nose is Burgundian in style, with notes of smoke and leather integrating gracefully with cranberry, dried cherry and plum skin. This Russian River based Pinot Noir greets your palate with pomegranate, tart red fruits, Herbes de Provence and hints of cassis, […]

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 in , , , , , | No Comments »


  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 […]

Winemaker of Year’s stunning NEW Pinot & Chardonnay releases

  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 […]

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 […]

Saturday February 29th, 2020 in , , , , , , | No Comments »


Time flies, as this is the 22nd  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 […]

Master Sommelier & Top Burgundy Winemaker Rock the House

Lingua Franca was co-founded by Larry Stone Master Sommelier, David Honig, and Dominique Lafon (Domaine Lafon Winery) in 2015, inspired by the exceptional vineyard site in the Eola-Amity Hills that Larry bought in 2012. They soon hired Thomas Savre, a brilliant young winemaker with work experience at some of the best domaines in Burgundy and […]

Blind Tasting (Pinot Noir) winner!

Our last Pinot Noir Blind Tasting of year concluded with a surprise winner. We lined up the following great Pinots from California & Oregon: Brickhouse “Les Dijonnais” (95 Points) Morlet “Coteaux Nobles” (96 Points) Brewer Clifton “Hapgood” (95 Points) Rhys “Alpine” (95 Points) Liquid Farm “Spear” (95 Points) Kistler “Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt” (96 Points) […]

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Hedonistic, 97 Point Pinot Noir & “GRATIS” Shipping

“Inheriting an unbroken string of success — dating back to 2011 — the 2017 “Bastard Tongue” arrives fully-formed and ready to impress. Always a blend from multiple Pinot Noir vineyards, this iteration of “BT” was selected from three distinct sites, each making their own unique contribution of Sonoma County terroir to the wine’s character. Exploding […]

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 […]