Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

Wine of the Year Source at a fraction the cost!

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 […]

Kosta Browne at ½ the Price & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Entering the wine industry 18 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 […]

96 Point Mouthwatering Pinot Noir

SEQUITUR is owned jointly by Michael Etzel, founding partner in Beaux Freres, and his wife Carrie Critchlow. The wines are made by Michael and his son, Mikey Etzel. Sequitur 2016 Pinot Noir “Estate” Willamette Valley, OR GGWC 89.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more Use code SHIPFREE6 during checkout Winemaker Notes: “Now in its third […]

Explosive 6 Barrel Pinot Noir

Bohème was originally chosen for its geographical reference to the Bohemian Highway that runs through the town of Occidental, on the Sonoma Coast.  The road’s name arose in the late 1800s when San Francisco’s Bohemian Club followed this summertime route to a grove in the redwoods.  In 2000 Chuck Wagner (owner of Caymus) asked Kurt […]

96 Point, Tiny production Pinot and we’ll throw in the shipping!

Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking […]

Occidental = Kistler 2.0 & FREE SHIPPING

Steve Kistler does not sit still – after selling his interest in his name sake winery (Kistler) he put all his energy in his new Occidental venture and it really shows.  Last week I tasted through the portfolio and was very impressed! Occidental Pinot Noir, Freestone-Occidental GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 Use code SHIPFREE6 during […]


Italian immigrant Antonio Romanini planted this vineyard, his first in Sonoma Valley, in 1954. Since then, the alluvial soils have yielded grapes for perfect Pinot Noir: vines with compact clusters and smaller yields. The vineyard comprises mostly Pommard and Calera Clones on 101-14 rootstock. The fruit intensity from this site is influenced by the nearby […]

Paul Lato’s 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot New Releases!

Great NEWS, the AMAZING 2017 wines from my friend  and winemaker Paul Lato are reaching the shores of San Francisco.  The 2017 vintage is probably one of the best ones to date. Astonishing quality, but as always very small quantities.  I am very excited about the ADDITION of TWO new Chardonnays to Paul’s ever expanding […]

(Dan) Kosta Brown & Emeril Lagasse’s “New Baby”

The AldenAlli project is a a venture between Top Chef Emeril Lagasse and Dan Kosta.  Add winemaker Shane Finley (Kosta Browne) and you know you have a recipe for success.   The name Alden Alli (wives of Emeril and Dan). The wine is sourced from the Campbell Ranch and Sun Chase Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and just […]


“There is no doubting BT’s breakout status. Vintage-to-vintage, a wine that delivers all the joy Sonoma County Pinot Noir is capable of. With its growth in notoriety, so too have expectations come to loom large. Putting together the puzzle of barrels that comprise this wine each vintage is the most fun, challenging and exciting part […]

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