Posts tagged: Tempranillo

Tempranillo – The NEXT hot California Varietal!

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel are the top five most planted red grapes in California. Tempranillo, with about 1/3 of one percent, is not even close in numeric popularity but fine wine connoisseurs seem to be more and more curious about this Spanish grape. Tempranillo vines in Catalonia, Spain There was mention […]

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From Garagiste to First Growth – FREE SHIPPING

What started years ago in a cluttered garage in San Francisco has ended up somewhere else entirely… The  winery was born from an obsessive curiosity about what makes great wines great and a pathological need to know and do. It  began with little more than the hubris to believe in their ability to make exceptional […]

Mountain Reds prevail – A day in the vineyard with Brian Graham.

I spent a day with Brian tasting through his great portfolio of wines.  He also made a little more Chapter 7 available out of his library as the Chapter 8 will not be out until late fall 2011. We tasted the following wines: Ramian Estate 2006 Malbec, Diamond Mountain, Napa  Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC […]