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Winemaker of the Year Phillip Titus

Winemaker of the Year just announced! There are only a handful of California winemakers with a strong point of view, whom many would call legendary or iconic. These winemakers stay true to their own visions and the results taste incredible.  Philip Titus is now etched permanently onto that list as he joins [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Varietals, Winemaking|0 Comments

2018 Top 100 #1 Wine of the year Titus Cabernet

Wine SpectrumTop 100  #1 Wine of 2018 2016 Titus Cabernet  Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa |  Wine Spectrum 95+ | Buy Here The wait is over for the best wine of the year! We are happy to announce the #1 wine of 2018 is the 2016 Titus Cabernet.  From the winemaker at [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Varietals|0 Comments

Top 100 Wines of 2018

From the thousands of wines we tasted over the course of the year this list represents the best of the best. Prioritizing quality (you won’t find a wine rated below 92 points) and popularity among our staff and clients, these are wines that delight and excite. From emerging labels to [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Varietals|0 Comments

#4 Wine of the Year- 2015 Northern Gale Cabernet

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #4 Wine of 2018 2015 Northern Gale Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon |  Napa |  Wine Advocate 95 | Buy Here When your brother is Jayson Woodbridge, owner of legendary cult winery Hundred Acre, it requires digging deep in the barrel of wine ideas to live up to the family [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018, Varietals|0 Comments

#6 Wine of the Year – 2016 Schrader Double Diamond

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #6 Wine of 2018 2016 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon |  Oakville |   Buy Here Back and Better than Ever! Back by popular demand following an unfathomable three year pause, Fred Schrader’s Double Diamond project returns with a new wine and Wine Spectrum was one of [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018, Varietals|0 Comments

#7 Wine of 2018 – 2015 Orrin-Sage Chardonnay

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #7 Wine of 2018 2015 Orrin-Sage Chardonnay Chardonnay |  Sonoma |  Wine Spectrum 94 | Buy Here There’s something mystical about a wine so under-the-radar that all of the information available is written on the bottle… But, etched in your mind are the flavors which write a story [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018, Varietals|0 Comments

#8 Wine of the Year – 2016 Chateau Leroy-Beauval Bordeaux

Wine SpectrumTop 100  #8 Wine of 2018 2016 Chateau Leroy-Beauval Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc  |  France |  Wine Spectrum 95 | Buy Here Think great bordeaux is beyond your reach? Think again. The 2016 Chateau Leroy-Beauval proves there's more to this classic French wine region than bragging rights and super-expensive [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018, Varietals|0 Comments

#10 Wine of the Year – 2013 Valdez Zinfandel

Wine SpectrumTop 100  #10 Wine of 2018 2013 Valdez Zinfandel Zinfandel  |  Sonoma |  Wine Spectrum 93+ | Buy Here Robert Parker has dubbed Ulises Valdez “one of the finest vineyard managers in Sonoma” and he has worked with some of California’s best winemakers like Mark Aubert (Colgin, Aubert), Paul Hobbs [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Varietals|0 Comments

All About Zinfandel, California’s Favorite Wine

Let's Learn About Zinfandel!  Zinfandel is a wine truly made famous by California although it has it's roots in Croatia. Planted in over 10 percent of all Californian vineyards, the Zinfandel grape is an important player in the California red wine industry. The big, ripe red wine that comes from [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Varietals|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All About Riesling: The Most Versatile White Wine

Riesling is one of the world’s most misunderstood and under appreciated wine grapes. (So is Chardonnay, but that’s another story.) This brilliant wine has unfortunately been associated with Germany’s mass exports of the 1970s and 1980s, or more recently with brands like Barefoot, and is typically assumed to be sweet. But while Riesling [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Varietals|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments