Posts tagged: Sonoma Coast

LAST CALL 4 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 […]

Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hedonistic, 97 Point Pinot Noir & “GRATIS” Shipping

“Inheriting an unbroken string of success — dating back to 2011 — the 2017 “Bastard Tongue” arrives fully-formed and ready to impress. Always a blend from multiple Pinot Noir vineyards, this iteration of “BT” was selected from three distinct sites, each making their own unique contribution of Sonoma County terroir to the wine’s character. Exploding […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s Stunning Pinot Noir

  Senses is the story of three childhood friends who reunited after many years to make small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Max Thieriot (actor – Bates Motel, SealTeam and others)  is also a descedent of M.H De Young (The “The Young Museum in San Francisco and founder of the SF Chronicle).  His other two partners […]

“UNADULTERATED” Chardonnay by (former) Turley’s Winemaker

The 2017 Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is sourced from the Olivet, Keefer Ranch and Flood Gate vineyards. The Fruit is whole-cluster-pressed into 20% Concrete Egg, 10% New French Oak, 15% Foudre, 5% Amphora, 20% Stainless Steel, and 30% Neutral Puncheon.  Ehren Jordan uses native yeasts for primary fermentation, and the wine naturally completes malolactic fermentation. […]

Wednesday October 16th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

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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 […]