Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Winemaking Genius of Julien Fayard

Julian Fayard

We have been following Julien Fayard’s career for several years now and are consistantly impressed with the wines that he creates. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well […]

Featured Wine: Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon

featured wine and bottle in woods

We are no stranger to this week’s featured wine Purlieu Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, previous vintages have landed the top spots of our annual 100 list and winemaker Julien Fayard was our 2016 winemaker of the year. The name Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area” and is a reference to their home base in […]

Wine and Dine: A Weekly Food and Wine Pairing

popcorn and chardonnay

We believe that the most memorable pairings are often the simplest (and sometimes a bit unexpected). Popcorn and Chardonnay, its a pairing that has been around for a while but in case you didn’t already know, buttery roasted popcorn and Chardonnay compliment each other perfectly. Every week we are taking some of the guess work […]

Your Guide to French Wine and Cheese Pairing

french wine and bread

It’s Bastille Day! So we are celebrating all things French, especially two of our favorites wine and cheese! Ask anyone who’s been on holiday to France about food and drink, and they’ll probably all tell you the same thing. While the restaurants of rural France are unparalleled for rustic fare, and the bistros of Paris […]

The Most Collectible Wines in the World

Collectible wines

First growth Bordeaux, the Grand Crus of Burgundy, Napa Cult Cabs, Italian Super Tuscans… these are considered some of the most rare and elite wines and are sought after by collector’s the world over. What makes a ‘great wine cellar’ is truly relative depending on the goals of the collector. Like most things in life, though, collecting works […]

Signorello Estate Makes a Cabernet for Everyone

signorello label

What brought the Signorellos to the Napa Valley was the romantic side of winemaking – growing grapes, working the land, and enjoying the wine country lifestyle of camaraderie, good wine and great meals. While the Valley lifestyle is a very real part of the business, there is a serious commitment required to create a premier […]