Posts tagged: Santa Barbara

The Biggest Boldest Petite Sirah Ever Seen!

It all started with 7 barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured Syrah and Grenache. To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in over 7 distinct growing regions between Santa […]

The BEST Nuts & Bolts Wine to-date – BAR NONE

“You’ve finally done it and curated the man cave of your dreams. The hand-carved cherry wood bar is fully stocked with everything from espresso tequila to berry-infused absinthe to Jolt Cola. The 1915 Brunswick pool table compliments the Elle Bleu Gargoyle humidor with names like Behike, Opus X and Black Dragon. The hint of gun-metal […]

95 Point, Grand-Cru Syrah from California’s Best Single Vineyard Site

“Site” is a new venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California.  This latest Syrah is just a good example.  The 2015 Site  is sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard.  Bien Nacido Vineyard would be considered “Grand Cru” if they were located in France. Accolades: “Top Grand Cru […]

Friday May 31st, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

97 Point Rock Star Red

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

A 95 Point Modern Marvel

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Syrah Value of the Month & FREE SHIPPING to start the New Year!

Bright notes of black currants, licorice and ripe plums jump out of the glass The lush palate is medium to full in body loaded with with bright stone fruit, a whiff of bacon fat and great balance.  This youngster has great complexity and finsised with long with fine-grained tannins. Piedrasassi 2017 Syrah, Santa Barbara GGWC […]

Thursday January 3rd, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

A Cali-Rhone Sensation

  I was excited to hear that Prophetess is one of the top wines Robert Parker has ever tasted, and I have to wholeheartedly agree! Curt Schalchlin has been crafting some of the most amazingly, well-priced, widely-praised Rhone blends for over a decade. His wines have made him (and me) many friends.  The Prophetess bottling, Curt’ […]

A Saintly Priced Syrah!

Chris Kiranbay (Saint K) was involved in the Washington DC restaurant industry. When he took a trip to Napa in 2006 he decided that he had to move to California. Eventually winding up in Paso Robles in 2010. He worked in fine dining, and started a wine brokerage, and as Chris said: “he had found […]

Wednesday September 12th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

And here comes the “Gedi” with FREE SHIPPING

  Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high quality Rhone varietals for years now.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and with a very strong showing in his Sans Liege productions, and the rest as they say is history.  His latest […]

Scary but true, Pommard meets California

Scar of the Sea wines is a shared vision between long-time friends and colleagues, Mikey Giugni and Michael Brughelli. The mission for Scar of the sea wines is to produce wine and cider that are unique to a place, balanced, complex, and most importantly are fun and delicious to drink.Scar of the Sea 2015 Pinot Noir “Q Block” Bien […]