Posts tagged: Sonoma Valley

Former Spottswoode Winemaker’s Expressive Grenache that will wow you!

Winemaker/owner Rosemary Cakebread has earned her stripes after 30 years in the Napa Valley (Spottswoode, etc.).  She created the Gallica label in 2007 and has been producing amazing Cabernets, Rhone Blends and Albarino.  The 2017 Grenache might be here best offer yet to date.  STUNNING I’d say! Gallica 2017 Grenache “Rossi Ranch” Sonoma Valley GGWC 54.99 FREE […]

Value Still “Happens”

  Pied-à-Terre is the realization of many years Richard Luftig put in working in the restaurant and wine industry and grasping that you should be able to find a well-priced bottle of Cabernet under $30.00!  He again succeeded with the 2014 Pied à Terre Cabernet which he sourced from various amazing Sonoma vineyards – Clajeaux, […]

Blind Tasting 93 Point ZIN-o-Rama

  My tasting group doesn’t often conduct Zinfandel tastings, so we were due for one. We called it the “Battle of the Zins”.  The line up of 2013 Zins was impressive and the winner a big surprise. We tasted the following wines: Turley “Estate” (95 Parker) Epoch (95 Parker) Bella Barrel 32 (95 Parker) Limerick […]

6 Barrel, Under $30 Cab Franc Stunner

This is only the second vintage from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in Sonoma Valley that Zepaltas produced. This vineyard was put on the map by Joel Peterson of Ravenwood Winery and his sturdy, Bordeaux blends from the site. They have proven to be wines that stand the test of time, and we aim to follow suit with our Cab […]

Wednesday August 19th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

An Exceptional Mountain-Grown Cabernet Blend

Mitchell Ming and his wife Jenny discovered this gorgeous 186 acre property high above the cloud line, on a west facing ridge of Mount Veeder in 1999. Inspired by the dramatic views, they named their new family enterprise Moonridge Vineyard. After many years of planting and nurturing the land with famed viticulturist Phil Coturri (also […]

Old Vine Zinfandel of the Month

When you get some of the best fruit in the Valley you can only expect to wind up with an amazing final product.  The folks at Enkidu did just that with this 2010 Bedrock Old Vine Vineyard bottling.  But with only 200 cases produced I have to warn you that it will be gone in […]

Monday May 13th, 2013 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Best White of 2012!

How do I pronounce Picayune? {pi-ka-’yun} What does Picayune mean? Picayune was a Spanish coin worth half of the value of a “Real” {re-al} How does that relate to the wine? When buying Picayune, you are buying prestigious wine at half price. Altogether, this is a venture of high quality at even better prices! Picayune […]

Saxon Brown 2007 Semillon “Santinamaria”, Sonoma Valley

At one time, Semillon was one of the most popular white varietals planted throughout much of the world. Today it is relatively difficult to find. Saxon Brown’s “Santinamaria” offers up a tropical aroma with a touch of minerality on the nose. Medium bodied wine with lush flavors of Anjou Pear and figs. The wine is […]