Posts tagged: Sonoma

96 Point Karate Kid creator’s Cabernet is WOW SPECTACULAR

Screenplay writer turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold has been making consistent 95+ Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 15 straight vintages the wine has received 93-99 Points, this is the most solid A rating ever. Talking about “A” ratings, check out Robert’s […]

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A White Bordeaux… from Sonoma by Ace Winemakers Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

Shared Notes is the winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, J. Finn, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced together. Previously, during the […]

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Best Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc to date!

Winery Notes:  “We approach the creation of our Sauvignon Blanc with the aim of crafting a wine that is as structured and cerebral as it is dynamic and tantalizing for the senses. This is an incredibly high bar for this noble grape, to which we give the greatest respect. To achieve this goal, our 2018 […]

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Another Spottswoode (100 points?) Gem

“We approach the creation of our Sauvignon Blanc with the aim of crafting a wine that is as structured and cerebral as it is dynamic and tantalizing for the senses. This is an incredibly high bar for this noble grape, to which we give the greatest respect. To achieve this goal, our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc […]

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The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in the US Bar None is HERE!

Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo knew they were on to something special way back in the late 90′s when impromptu blind tastings with friends and trips to Napa became a regular part of their life. Over the next several years, they met with and were inspired by some of the greatest winemakers and viticulturists […]

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95 POINT – 195 CASES – LOW ALCOHOL 12.0% PINOT MARVEL

Italian immigrant Antonio Romanini planted this vineyard, his first in Sonoma Valley, in 1954. Since then, the alluvial soils have yielded grapes for perfect Pinot Noir: vines with compact clusters and smaller yields. The vineyard comprises mostly Pommard and Calera Clones on 101-14 rootstock. The fruit intensity from this site is influenced by the nearby […]

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95 Point Inaugural Release Cabernet

Sourced from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA,  planted in 1982 on the north side of Sonoma Mountain at about 700 feet of elevation with a Northeastern exposure. The Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a focus on texture, structure and ability to age. Amazing start for an inaugural Cabernet! This wine is supremely generous […]

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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, […]

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OLDIE, BUT GOODIE ZIN

  Dino Amantite and his mother Norma Pagani Amantite are the devoted caretakers of this iconic and hallowed ground in Sonoma at Dunbar Road and Highway 12 that has been in their family for over a century. The Pagani Ranch (Sooma) was planted originally in the 1880’s then added to in the 1920’s by Felice […]

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Spottswoode’s HOT NEW Sauvignon Blanc

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, insight […]

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