Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

A 94 Point, Below the radar Pinot Noir

  Spear is a family owned, sustainable and certified organic vineyard nestled in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation. At Spear, the hope is to craft wines that transparently communicate their estate vineyard’s voice with the utmost lucidity and sincerity. Vigneron Ofer Shepher’s interest in the local wine community germinated very early on […]

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A 97 Point “Whale of a Wine” but sadly… A 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 […]

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ANOTHER 94+ POINT “VALUE” GEM FROM HALCON

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountain top overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard. With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

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California Pinot with an old-world flare, economically priced

  From a trio of premier Sonoma Coast vineyards: Teac-Mor, Burnside, and Bravo Toro. Pinot Noir clones Pommard, 777, 115, and 15 planted in gravelly loam soils known locally as Goldridge, in modest elevations of +/- 200 feet. Defining features of this complex region include the omnipresent Pacific Ocean, its coastal forests, and the fog-catching […]

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Bevan Disciple “Sugarloaf Red” 96 Points TODAY ONLY 15% OFF

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s OWN wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they […]

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98 Point Paul Lato “Rhône” Selections JUST ARRIVED. They are stunning, but VERY LIMITED!

  The much-anticipated releases of Paul Lato’s Rhône releases (Syrah & Grenache) have finally arrived, and they are stunning!   As always, the Paul Lato “Rhône” releases are the smallest productions of his portfolio and sell out even faster than his highly-rated “Burgundy” offerings a.k.a as Paul Lato Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs. We are offering the […]

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97 Points – Bastard Tongue, an Hedonistic Pinot Noir

  The Bastard Tongue, a blend of Swan, Pommard and Dijon 115 clones, offers up dark raspberry, strawberry and cherry notes that give the wine a dark-red-fruit character, but there are also loamy soil undertones, underbrush, spice box and a rich, medium to full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a complex Pinot Noir to drink now […]

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SORRY LAST CALL FOR 94 Point UNDER $40 Pinot

  Capiaux is the Pinot Noir venture from Sean Capiaux, the longtime winemaker and partner at O’Shaughnessy winery. The Widdoes vineyard is the source for some other amazing wines (DuMol, Kosta Browne, Bacio Divino, etc.).  This wine greets you with a gorgeous nose of strawberries and bright red stone fruits. On the palate; this well-constructed […]

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95 Point Pinot Gem from a Bevan and Lato Source at a lower price point

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s OWN wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they […]

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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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