Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Taste of One of the World’s Rarest Wines: Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville Wine Label

Screaming Eagle, Harlan, and Opus One…It’s not everyday you get to sample all the great cult cabernets of Napa Valley. Rarer still, is being able to experience a little taste of all these phenomenal producers (and many others) in a single sip. Always one of the most anticipated tastings of the year, Oakville Winegrowers affords […]

3 Must Try Sauvignon Blancs Under $30

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April 24th is National Sauvignon Blanc Day! Time to celebrate this ever popular grape-variety with a carefully chosen bottle. What better way to mark the occasion than with a glass of of that elegant and crisp wine with its aromas of summer fruits and long, warm days. New Zealand’s become the region of choice for […]

Wine of the Week: Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris

Zeitgeist

This rather obscure white wine is making a comeback in California, vines like trousseau gris are catching the attention of a new generation of winemakers.   What is Trousseau Gris? A French variety of white wine grape. It is occasionally found in eastern France and was once widely grown in California under the name Gray Riesling. A native of the Jura […]

2016 Burgundy is the Vintage No One Saw Coming

2016 burgundy and grapes

The good news 2016 is a stunning vintage, the bad news there are only miniscule amounts to be had The 2016 Vintage in Burgundy April 27th will be remembered as the day that shaped this vintage as a terrible frost swept through Burgundy’s Côte d’Or.  The result is that 2016 is one of the smallest harvests the […]

Wine of the Week: Picayune Albarino

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Picayune is on a mission to unlock secret California wines. Their brand new wine, an Albariño from Russian River took us all by surprise this week. With wines featured in the Wall Street Journal, Decanter magazine, and on the wine list at Thomas Keller’s world renowned restaurant The French Laundry, Picayune is no doubt, a […]

Former Screaming Eagle Winemaker, Andy Erickson’s New Wine: Leviathan

Leviathan label

His resumé is extensive, Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Spottswoode, Ovid, Dalla Valle, Staglin, Favia, Mayacamas, Mulderbosch.  Andy knows a thing or two about making wines in California. Not just any wines, he has been winemaker at some of the most legendary wineries in The United States and is now even dabbling in historic places like South […]

How to Find Best Deal on Cabernet: 10 Cabs under $50

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Prices for the popular varietal have gone through the roof. But there are bargains to be found How can you get the best deal on Cabernet? Good cabernets are getting ever more expensive: $100, $200, $300 are regular prices out of Napa Valley and in Bordeaux, especially for new labels primping for cult-worthy status.  Deep, […]