Posts tagged: Viognier

DuMol’s 2018 HOT new releases JUST ARRIVED – AT A DISCOUNT!

I tasted these out of the barrels last spring and was happily surprised.  I tasted them again once bottled a few weeks ago, and I was stunned.  2018 is a gorgeous vintage! Andy Smith knows how to convert every drop of juice that goes in a bottle like a 5000 piece puzzle – every piece […]

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French Laundry’s Favorite & Featured Grand-Cru

“Site” is a new venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California. This latest Viognier is just a good example. The 2016 Site is sourced from the Larner Vineyard.  The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France. The wine is on […]

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What is a “crisp” wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

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The Evolution of Rhone Varietals in California

Many new winemakers in California are choosing to work with the Rhone varieties instead of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes commonly associated with Napa wines. Cost and the suitability of California’s climate are a couple of the reasons but the reliable track record is the driving force. Rhone grapes […]

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Astounding Summer Wine

When your uncle is Chuck Wagner (Caymus), you are expected to make wine – period. Derek and his brother Kurt Beitler did just that. They each created their own wineries and are making the wine at the Caymus facility. Both have day jobs managing the Caymus (and other) vineyards.  Bodega Rancho produces two Syrahs and one […]

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FREE WINE DAY! – Plus Free Shipping (This is NOT an April Fools Joke)

Brothers Derek and Kurt Beitler grew up in the wine business, and in 2007 started Bodega Rancho, which focuses on cool climate, single vineyard Syrah and Viognier. These are exceptional wines from a pair of talented wine artisans. Bodega Rancho 2011 Viognier, Santa Lucia Highlands Buy 11 bottles get the 12th one FREE  + FREE […]

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Summer wines

The weather is heating up and the days are long. There are not many things that are nicer than kicking back on the porch and watching the sun set with a cool glass of white wine. Here are some of my picks for the best summer releases. Valdez 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, U.V. El Diablo Vineyard […]

Kosta Browne winemaker ROCKS! 96 Point rated vineyard!

I only need to say Kosta Browne – now I have your attention. Yes, the wines from Jemrose are made by ace winemaker Michael Browne (From Kosta Browne), and in some instances a little DuMol (some assistance from Andy Smith winemaker at DuMol) was incorporated.  Shane Finley (assistant winemaker at Kosta Browne) and Greg Bjornstad […]

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5th Annivesary Wine Tasting Recap

Our Fifth Anniversary Wine Tasting Event was a great success. We had a complete sell out and unfortunately had to turn away many of you – my apologies for that, but we have to comply with occupancy regulations. As for the tasting – the line was outstanding and not one wine disappointed the crowd. However, […]

Ramian Estate 2009 Viognier “Reserve”

This Viognier was slow, cool fermented and aged sur-lee style in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months prior to bottling. This helped to create mouthfeel without oak flavors while focusing on bright, crisp, classic Viognier fruit flavors. If you have never enjoyed or tasted a Viognier, imagine a crisp clean, very floral, tropical fruit flavored […]

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