Monthly Archives: November 2014

Frédéric Magnien; One of my favorite under the radar Burgundy producers

Arguably one of my favorite under the radar Burgundy producers is the young and very talented Frédéric Magnien. Following in the footsteps of 5 generations of winemaking in Morey, Fred really pushes the envelope and produces wine of character and poise but at the same time with umph and body to appeal to a more new […]

With only a few tastings left this year, we are really making them count.

Is there a better job out there than Professional Wine Advisor? I don’t think there is. We taste 1000′s of wines a year to make sure that we only offer the BEST to our clients. Enjoy a few of the wines from this week that made the cut. 2013 Clos du Caillou ‘Les Safres’, Chateauneuf […]

An Italian, the Princess of Zin, and the Petaluma Gap walk into a tasting room…

Even though it sounds like the beginnings of a joke, its not. This weeks lineup was far from funny. It was AWESOME. This week we enjoyed some absolutely amazing wines from all over Italy, from Shauna Rosenblum (the daughter of the “King of Zin”), and Pinots & Chards from the Petaluma Gap. You need these […]

Talisman Pinot Noir; Solve the Mystery

Talisman Winery focuses on single vineyard Pinot Noir from mainly Sonoma County. Utilizing at least 7 different vineyards from all corners of the county, their goal is to showcase the true essence of the individual property.  Vineyards ranging from Carneros, up on Sonoma Mountain, to the far Sonoma Coast, and even all the way up […]

A princess of Zin takes the throne. Rock Wall Wine Co.

ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY is located on the former Alameda Naval Air Base (decommissioned in 1997). They represent a new chapter in the East Bay winemaking scene. Founded and operated by a small group of wine industry veterans, including consulting winemaker Kent Rosenblum and his daughter Shauna Rosenblum, the winery offers wine lovers one of the […]

Dark Matter shines the brightest this week.

2009 Dark Matter Zinfandel, Howell Mountain Made by Angelina Mondavi, assistant winemaker to Jayson Woodbridge of Hundred Acre! Wine Spectrum Rated  96: The luscious 2009 vintage, and our fourth offering, is an explosion of dark berries and white pepper, characteristics offered by the terroir of our “Four Sisters” Howell Mountain property*. These aromas are seamlessly integrated with […]

Tentadora ; An Argentinian Malbec from a Great American Winery (Employee Pick)

Bret’s Pick William Knuttel’s philosophy has long been to make an enormous range of wines in various styles in any given vintage, for the simple reason that a winemaker only gets to make a limited number of vintages over his lifetime. This wealth of experience has led directly to his adherence to traditional winemaking practices, which lead to […]