Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mondavi+TRB+Barbour = Magic in a Glass

ALOFT is a Mondavi Family project with the father daughter team of Marc and Angelina Mondavi. These 2nd and 3rd generation winemakers are working alongside Thomas Rivers Brown to make this special and magical Howell Mountain Cabernet. Marc’s best friend, the esteemed Vineyard Manager Jim Barbour, farms the Cold Springs Vineyard. This is only the […]

Winemaking Team Spotlight: Thomas Rivers Brown, Angelina Mondavi, & Jim Barbour

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN Turley Estate, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Outpost, Rivers-Marie, Round Pond, and now ALOFT. These projects and others are what prompted Food & Wine Magazine to name Thomas Rivers Brown it’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year. One of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley, Thomas was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He developed an interest […]

Winemaking Team Spotlight: Thomas Rivers Brown, Angelina Mondavi, & Jim Barbour

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN Turley Estate, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Outpost, Rivers-Marie, Round Pond, and now ALOFT. These projects and others are what prompted Food & Wine Magazine to name Thomas Rivers Brown it’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year. One of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley, Thomas was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He developed an interest […]

Winemaking Team Spotlight: Thomas Rivers Brown, Angelina Mondavi, & Jim Barbour

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN Turley Estate, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Outpost, Rivers-Marie, Round Pond, and now ALOFT. These projects and others are what prompted Food & Wine Magazine to name Thomas Rivers Brown it’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year. One of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley, Thomas was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He developed an interest […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Varietal Spotlight: Roussanne

Roussanne gets its name from the reddish brown color of the ripened fruit, in french this color is called roux.  Although the origins of this increasingly trendy varietal are not known for certain, it is likely Roussanne originated in the northern Rhône. It is only one of two vine varieties permitted in the white versions […]

Another homerun from Calera’s Josh Jensen

2013 Calera ‘Vin Gris’ Rosé of Pinot Noir , Mt. Harlan Wine Spectrum Rated 94: Bright strawberry, kiwi, rose water and a lively raspberry zing waft from this delightful and refreshing 2013 Vin Gris; such a flavorful and energetic example of California Dry Rosé. Rich and mouthwatering, deep and fulfilling, spunky and fun; this wine stands […]