Monthly Archives: January 2016

Parador: An Exclusive Gem

     Parador Cellars is located in the Napa Valley and they are dedicated to producing Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon at the highest level of quality, in hopes of gracing the same tables as other inspired wines from around the world. After 18 years in the wine industry, from merchant to wholesaler, Steve Ventrello embarked […]

A Wine Spectrum Spotlight – Clos Du Caillou

Winemaker: Bruno Gaspard – Location: Southern Rhone Domain Clos du Caillou is ideally located in the municipality of Courthezon, France. It consists of 44 hectares in Cotes du Rhone, and 9 hectares in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Clos du Caillou has the distinction of being located on the very edge of the appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Consequences of the […]

d’Arenberg and their ‘Custodian’ Grenache

Family History One of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg was established in 1912 when Joseph Osborn, a teetotaler and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, sold his stable of prize winning horses to purchase the property that now houses the winery, cellar door and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. Joseph’s son Frank joined him […]

Top 10 Other Domestic Reds from 2015

We’ve done the Cabs, and we’ve done the Pinots, now here are the other top domestic reds from 2015. Unlike our Top 100 which was based upon our staff’s ratings during tastings, as well as popularity with our clients, our top varietal countdowns are based purely upon score (In the event of ties, we award the […]

Tor Kenward; we work together to achieve the best possible grapes regardless of cost

TOR Wines Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started TOR Kenward Family Wines, a small […]

Top 15 Cabernet Sauvignon’s of 2015

In California, Cab is King. It also turns out that Cab was King in 2015 for Wine Spectrum (45 of our top 100 spots were Cabernet). Here is the list of our Top 15 favorite Cabernets from 2015. All the wines on this list come from Domestic producers (Look for Bordeaux 1/18 on our International wines list.). Unlike our Top […]