Posts tagged: Santa Maria

The Pinot Noir of the Month

Gavin Chanin, who was named one of FORBES’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by San Francisco Chronicle, began his winemaking career as a harvest intern at Au Bon Climat and Qupé, under the tutelage of winemakers Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, working his way up to assistant winemaker […]

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Paul Lato – “The” Number One Grand Cru Producer from California!

It is with a happy, but heavy heart that I have to say –  the 2011 Paul Lato bottlings are OUTSTANDING but VERY limited! I wish I could say that I have a lot to offer of this amazing winery, but I don’t. As it has been the case in the past 5 years, we […]

Wine of the Year!

The San Francisco Chronicle rated the Alta Maria Pinot Noir (93 Points Robert Parker FYI) as the 2011 Wine of the Year! The tasting panel reviews 7500 – 8000 wines each year and selected this small production winery to its top wine of 2011. We have had great success with this wine, and I highly […]

Friday December 2nd, 2011 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Paul Lato 2007 Syrah “Cinematique” from the Larner Vineyard, Santa Maria, CA.

Robert Parker gives this wine 95 Points: “The 2007 Syrah Cinematique from the outstanding Larner Vineyard was cropped at less than two tons of fruit per acre, and was aged in one-third new French oak. It exhibits Burgundian-like sensitivities in its raspberry, cherry, and blueberry scents interwoven with notions of spring flowers and earth. Inky/purple-tinged, […]

Monday February 15th, 2010 in , , , , , , | No Comments »