Posts tagged: Santa Barabara

95 Point, 100 case Pinot Gem

Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8½ to Pinot & 4 to Chardonnay).  For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard. But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look for […]

Tuesday July 10th, 2018 in , , , , , | Comments Off on 95 Point, 100 case Pinot Gem

The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

  Last week my tasting group conducted our first “blind” Sauvignon Blanc tasting in a long time. The lineup included: Arkenstone “Estate” (95 Pt) Paul Lato (94 Pt) Merry Edwards (93 Pt) Vineyard 29 (95 Pt) Crocker & Starr (93 Pt) Lieu Dit (93 Pt) Peter Michael (94 Pt) Bevan (94 Pt) Morlet (93 Pt) […]

Thursday April 13th, 2017 in , , , , , | Comments Off on The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

5 Barrel 96 Point Rated Pinot

Justin Wilett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing 190 cases.  His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to “Must Have” status among many Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers.  Working with some of the best vineyards in the Santa Rita […]

Tuesday October 13th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Barrel 96 Point Rated Pinot