Category Archives: Spotlight

AVA Spotlight: Knights Valley

One of the five original Sonoma County AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas), the Knights Valley was made an official AVA on October 21 1983. Other than producing some of the most sought after Cabernet’s the Knight’s Valley offers a rich history to be explored. The History: Nestled in the narrow valley bordering the Mayacamas mountain range […]

Winery Spotlight: Sojourn Cellars

Craig Haserot of Sojourn Cellars has been at the helm of this boutique producer, leading the charge to create an all-star lineup of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Chardonnay. His strong personality pairs well with his rabid enthusiasm for the wines he produces, which he holds in high esteem. His favorable impression of his product isn’t […]

Mark Herold Wines combine strength, tradition, and science

Certain winemakers are deserving of the “all star” status that’s bestowed upon them. Mark Herold is certainly one of them.  He’s a unique and respected character in the winemaking scene, with a big, stocky frame, and even larger personality. For two decades he has been masterfully crafting wines that routinely garner big scores and high […]

Grenache Day

The 4th Annual, Grenache Associations, International Grenache Day is today September 20th, 2013 According to the Grenache Association, Grenache is: Grenache is the most widely planted red grape in the world and responsible for the velvety, voluptuous mouthfeel that people love in wine; but it rarely gets the credit it deserves because it’s often used […]

Tantara Tasting

We taste a lot of amazing wine here at Wine Spectrum. But even for us, this was one to write home about. It has everything we love about a wine and winery. Terrific history of excellence, small production, and superior wine. Today’s tasting of Tantara Wines featured 6 phenomenal Pinots and 1 complex Chardonnay. These […]