Monthly Archives: September 2017

Winemaker to Know: Cameron Woodbridge

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Wine isn’t simply a beverage. Wine is a passion, a way of life, of living. The appreciation of wine is something that Cameron Woodbridge was raised with. Growing up around the wine country of southern Ontario in Canada started this journey but it wasn’t until he was much older that the real journey began. Years […]

Top 100 Wines of 2017: The #9 Wine is 2014 Mount Brave Cabernet

Wine Spectrum #9 Wine of 2017 2014 Mount Brave Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Mt. Veeder  |  Wine Spectrum 96 This wine has an opaque purple color, a big, sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some graphite, a juicy, full-bodied, savory mouthfeel, and excellent purity and underlying balance. This seamlessly rich mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should […]

Ten Reasons to Love California Wine

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September is California Wine Month, a time to celebrate all that California’s vintners and growers bring to our lifestyle, economy and culinary pleasures. You might say Californians are serious about wine and relaxed about everything else. Well, maybe not everything else: from a thriving technology industry to revolutionary green farming, we work hard and innovate constantly. […]

Carmenere, Chile’s Favorite Grape

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Carménère is to Chile as Malbec is to Argentina. It’s a unique wine that was born in France, but never truly found its place there, instead finding fame and fortune in the climate of a South American country. Carménère is now considered the national grape of Chile, known as a great wine the world over for meat […]

Featured Wine: Lloyd Cellars Chardonnay

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It’s California Wine Month and we are celebrating all month long with featured wines from the Golden State. This week’s pick: the 2015 Lloyd Chardonnay. Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening’s meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day […]

Calafia Cellars Delivers Legendary California Wine

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Calafia Cellars Randle Johnson has been working in Napa Valley for 35 years, and is currently a winemaker at Hess Collection. Calafia Cellars is the personal brand of Randle and his wife MaryLee. Made from their own estate grapes blended with small quantities of grapes from other vineyards, Randle uses his extensive experience and knowledge […]

All About California Wines

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California wine is unique. In most of the world’s major appellations, a region offers one, or even a few types or style of wine. Many areas allow only one, or perhaps a couple of different grape varietals. That is not the case with California wine. While many wine consumers and critics posit that the best wines produced […]

Featured Wine: Noemi Cabernet

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September is California wine month and nothing screams California quite like a Napa Valley Cabernet. This week’s featured wine is one we just keep coming back to and it continues to be our number one most re-ordered wine of all time! Vintage after vintage the Noemi Cabernet Sauvignon (made from the fruit sourced from the same vineyards […]