Posts tagged: Russian River Valley

One of the few remaining Old-Vine Zinfandel Producers… Still Rocks!

  Shepherded by a family heritage of over six generations of grape farming – it is a firm belief at Gamba that wines are made in the vineyard. Every Gamba made wine is an individual expression of the vineyard with each unique vintage.  The limited production, handcrafted wines are a tribute to the art of […]

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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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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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Understated, Vivid & Intense 95 Point BEST “Dollar-Cost-Average” Chardonnay

  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 up the block from Kistler!  The first vintage they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir and 10 barrels of Chardonnay, and the rest […]

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SHARED NOTES – THE TWO BEST SAUVIGNON BLANCS FROM CALIFORNIA EVER, BAR NONE!

  Shared Notes is a winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya, Alma de Cattleya, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, J. Finn, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the […]

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A Sculpted White Gem, Only 2 Barrels produced

Arbe Garbe (pron. Arbay Garbay), literally “bad weeds”, is what they call the cover crops on the Friulian Colli Orientali (“eastern hills”). It’s the mid-nineties, same scenery; two philosophy students are paying for tuition by picking grapes in the Jermann vineyards. Long hours of hard work and dream-sharing, they find one too many ideas in […]

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HOT FROM THE PRESS: A BIG WHITE WINE FOR RED WINE DRINKERS

Arbe Garbe (pron. Arbay Garbay), literally “bad weeds”, is what they call the cover crops on the Friulian Colli Orientali (“eastern hills”). It’s the mid-nineties, same scenery; two philosophy students are paying for tuition by picking grapes in the Jermann vineyards. Long hours of hard work and dream-sharing, they find one too many ideas in […]

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Stunning 4 Barrel “White Bordeaux” from Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia 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 together. Previously, during the grape harvest, Bibiana […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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