Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

The Titans are back – A 97 Point, Perfectly structured Syrah!

Just from the color you can tell the 2016 Les Titans Syrah will be magnificent; it has an electric psychedelic purplish glow hinting at the energy present in the wine. The nose is a complete knockout with iron, grilled meat, hickory smoke, ink, and pain grillé aromas. The mouth is consistent with the nose combining […]

Friday September 13th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Thomas Rivers Brown Chardonnay wins blind tasting!

Our tasting group of 14 evaluated, tasted then imbibed some amazing Chardonnays in our most recent meeting.  The lineup included the following: PISONI “Estate” (96 JD) ARNOT ROBERTS “TROUT GULCH”  (95 AG) DIATOM “Hilliard Bruce “ (95 JD) AUBERT CIX (99 RP) Pahlmeyer (96 JD) Cattleya “Pratt” (97 JD) PETER MICHAEL “Belle Cote” (96 RP) LEWIS […]

Impressive & Gorgeous 96 Point Pinot Noir (…Tiny Production)

Set above the town of Occidental, Yu-ki Estate is located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,000 feet. It was named for Akiko’s nephew in Japan. One translation of Yu-ki is “big tree,” which is a fitting name for a property surrounded by old-growth redwoods. It was planted with the […]

Wednesday August 14th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’ 4 Barrel Pinot Noir from a California Grand Cru Vineyard

Boris Guillome is a 20+ year wine industry veteran, having worked in some of California’s best wine establisments.  In 2013, he decided that his next challenge would be to create his own label, so he hired Helen Keplinger as his winemaker and set out to find exceptional sites and the best fruit possible. These wines […]

CALI Pinot BEATS top French, Oregon & California PINOTS

In a recent tasting of 12 California and Oregon Pinots, and French Red Burgundies a surprise wine arose among the pack of highly rated and highly regarded wines. The line-up included: Domaine Faiveley “Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru” 96 Vinous Domaine Dujac    “Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru” 96 Vinous Domaine Robert Groffier    “Chambertin […]

Thursday June 20th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A Classic MUST HAVE Chardonnay!

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 has been to […]

95 Point Gem (by Kosta Browne Winemaker) at ½ the Price of Kosta Browne

Entering the wine industry 18 years ago as a harvest intern, Shane Finley has literally started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. After spending several seasons as an intern in California, Australia, and the Northern Rhône, Shane became Cellar Master at Copain Custom Crush. While there he had the opportunity to […]

Kosta Browne at ½ the Price & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Entering the wine industry 18 years ago as a harvest intern, Shane Finley has literally started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. After spending several seasons as an intern in California, Australia, and the Northern Rhône, Shane became Cellar Master at Copain Custom Crush. While there he had the opportunity to […]

Explosive 6 Barrel Pinot Noir

Bohème was originally chosen for its geographical reference to the Bohemian Highway that runs through the town of Occidental, on the Sonoma Coast.  The road’s name arose in the late 1800s when San Francisco’s Bohemian Club followed this summertime route to a grove in the redwoods.  In 2000 Chuck Wagner (owner of Caymus) asked Kurt […]

(Dan) Kosta Brown & Emeril Lagasse’s “New Baby”

The AldenAlli project is a a venture between Top Chef Emeril Lagasse and Dan Kosta.  Add winemaker Shane Finley (Kosta Browne) and you know you have a recipe for success.   The name Alden Alli (wives of Emeril and Dan). The wine is sourced from the Campbell Ranch and Sun Chase Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and just […]