Posts tagged: Russian River Valley

Heidi Barrett’s STUNNING new Chardonnay (very limited – only 160 cases produced)

Heidi Barrett, the original Screaming Eagle winemaker just announced a brand new wine from La Sirena! Although she made Chardonnay a number of times for her clients over the years, she was not compelled to make her own until a special vineyard site became available in 2016. Well-known vineyard manager Ulysses Valdez told her he […]

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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, 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 together. […]

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Two Stunning, but VERY VERY limited Cattleya 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 dream […]

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Addicting, layered & stunning under $50, 96 Point rated beauty

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 as […]

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25% OFF Ehren Jordan’s utterly classic Zinfandel

Ehren Jordan is an Helen Turley protege, who took over at Turley after Helen and her brother parted ways. Ehren even increased Turley’s popularity and production… After a successful and longtime stint he went on to create his own label Failla and Day, and as you know with equally great success! Day by Ehren Jordan […]

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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 […]

Thursday November 19th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on One of the few remaining Old-Vine Zinfandel Producers… Still Rocks!

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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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 […]

Monday June 15th, 2020 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Sculpted White Gem, Only 2 Barrels produced