Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Secret Sauce in Napa Valley’s Most Treasured Cabernet Vineyards

The old adage “Cab is King” certainly remains true in Napa, where more than 18,000 acres of vineyard are planted with the varietal. Napa Valley is synonymous with great Cabernet Sauvignon and a good many cult producers and small boutique labels have staked their claim on the most prestigious vineyards in the area. The combination […]

Italian Varietal: Primitivo

What’s Italian for Zinfandel? The answer is: Primitivo! The earliest knowledge of this varietal is that it originated in Greece. It is not known exactly how or when this plant was transported into Italy, but the history of this grape in Italy dates back many centuries. Both primitivo and zinfandel are thought to be clones […]

Stephen Ehlen ‘Erdener Treppchen’ Riesling Kabinett, Mosel

Normally we hold our reviews for our weekly tasting round up but…this one couldn’t wait. Stephen Ehlen makes phenomenally balanced & beautiful rieslings, and the 2013 is no exception. This is a wine that needs to be in your cellar and on your table. An AMAZING price for this quality.   2013 Stephen Ehlen ‘Erdener Treppchen’ Riesling Kabinett […]

Great Wines from 3 Rockstar Wineries

Tantara, Agnitio, and Darm’s Lane Three rockstar wineries highlighted this weeks tasting schedule. Tantara Since 1997, Tantara has been dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Located in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County), our wines are sourced from top Central Coast growers and vineyard designate from vineyards such […]

Varietal Spotlight: Pinot Grigio

To officially kick off our Italian wine journey we are starting with the most popular white varietal in the region and one you are more than likely familiar with: Pinot Grigio! This grape is grown in the northeastern regions of Italy, it particularly thrives in Valdadige and Veneto where these crisp, refreshing wines gain more […]