Posts tagged: Pinot Noir

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 […]

SORRY…. LAST CALL 4 DuMOL 2017 releases!

The much-anticipated release of the 2017 DuMOL Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Syrah are finally here and SELLING FAST! 2017 Wester Reach Chardonnay GGWC 61.99 net FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use code SHIPFREE6 during checkout The 2017 Chardonnay Wester Reach comes from the Russian River Valley, it has terrific notes of citrus and Meyer […]

Impressive & Gorgeous 96 Point Pinot Noir (…Tiny Production)

Set above the town of Occidental, Yu-ki Estate is located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,000 feet. It was named for Akiko’s nephew in Japan. One translation of Yu-ki is “big tree,” which is a fitting name for a property surrounded by old-growth redwoods. It was planted with the […]

Wednesday August 14th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

It’s Pinot Time

IT’S PINOT TIME! By Dan Berger Napa Valley Register Chardonnay was clearly the American wine sweepstakes winner in the 30 years following its ascendancy about 1975. Cabernet had a slightly longer run, roughly 40 years in the driver’s seat after it arrived about 1976. For reasons too numerous to delineate here, both grapes had their […]

Saturday July 27th, 2019 in , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’ 4 Barrel Pinot Noir from a California Grand Cru Vineyard

Boris Guillome is a 20+ year wine industry veteran, having worked in some of California’s best wine establisments.  In 2013, he decided that his next challenge would be to create his own label, so he hired Helen Keplinger as his winemaker and set out to find exceptional sites and the best fruit possible. These wines […]


The Hilt is part of Jonata and Screaming Eagle owner Stan Kroenke’s wineries and has been receiving rave reviews The Hilt 2016 “Old Guard” Pinot Noir “Estate” GGWC 73.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 Use code SHIPFREE6 during checkout Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “The 2016 The Hilt Pinot Noir Old Guard offers more Bing cherry and […]

Saturday July 20th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

FOXTROT, not just a dance – Its a wonderful Pinot

The Foxtrot winery was created by Torsten and Kicki Allander who believe that the key to producing world class wine is total control over the grape growing and winemaking process from start to finish. To this day, both remain an integral part of the family business, with Kicki spending her days in the estate vineyard […]

Wednesday July 10th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

A Kosta Browne Pinot source at ½ the price!

Cuvée Marcy is the latest release from Sandler.  Cuvée Marcy was previously known as KEEFER RANCH.  Kosta Browne purchased the vineyard and have the exclusive name rights to this source.  Sandler is still purchasing the fruit and uses Keefer’s original owner (Marcy) as its moniker instead.  Keefer Ranch Vineyard was planted in 1988 by Marcy Keefer […]


At a recent blind tasting my longtime tasting group of 17 swishers and tasters lined up some amazing Pinot Noirs: Occidental “SKW” (97 Pt) Littorai “Wendling Block E” (97 Pt) DuMOL “Estate” (96 Pt) Radio-Coteau “Belay” (96 Pt) Paul Lato “Prospect” (96 Pt) Roar “Pisoni” (98 Pt) Pisoni “Estate” (97 Pt) Kosta Browne “Free James” […]

Friday June 28th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]