Posts tagged: Sonoma County

You say: “Old Chardonnay”, I say that you are wrong! Edit Subject

You’d say: “Old Chardonnay”, I say that you are wrong. The Vigneron profession first appears in the Terrien family tree in the 1700s when they lived in the Loire Valley of France. “Bêcheur” was also one of their occupations, which is to say they shoveled dirt for a living. As bêche is a spade and […]

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96 Point Pinot Noir Vineyard

Senses is the dream of three childhood friends – Chris Strieter, Max Thieriot and Myles Lawrence-Briggs –  who reunited after various journeys with the vision to produce world-class Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from renowned vineyards. Senses’ estate vineyards are located in the West Sonoma Coast region of northern California, specifically in the small town of Occidental […]

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Zinfandel Producer of the Year

Morgan Twain-Peterson reminds me of a scientist turned rock star or a rock star turned scientist.  Maybe he is a “Rockientist”.  All I can say, he really knows what he’s stuff.  Since his childhood days at age 5 – he made his first wine in Kindergarten, when you and I were playing with dinky toys!  […]

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Pahlmeyer winemaker hits Home Run with his own label!

Kale Anderson has put Pahlmeyer back on a path to success, but it is his own label that caught my eye and will turn lots of heads in years to come.  Sourced from the “Premier Cru” Kick Ranch vineyard, Kale produced a mere 88 cases of this stunning “Home Run Cuvee” a blend of 60% […]

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Banshee wines on a Roll!

Three friends. A missed turn. An intimate tasting with Robert Parker. Copious amounts of Champagne. A bird statue in a window.  This is the genesis of Banshee.  Since then they’ve come a long way in short time but the goal hasn’t changed: to craft distinctive wine that over-delivers in every possible way.  They want to […]

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Value Pinot Noir Turns Heads

Our friends at Banshee have been putting some very nice wines together as of late, and this latest (2010) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is no exception! Banshee 2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Retail $25.00 – GGWC $22.50 The initial aromas have a certain lift and definition highlighted by small wild strawberries, cranberry, and rooibos tea. […]

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A 94 Point Zinful Wine!

Gamba Vineyards is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. The  110 year old 27 acre Gamba Estate Vineyard parcel rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley on gently rolling bench land above the valley floor. Planted to Zinfandel in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard consists primarily of […]

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Shane Wine Cellars

Entering the wine industry less than 9 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 […]

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