Category Archives: Chardonnay

Lucky Number 7

7 Great wines from this week’s tastings! 2012 Tamber Bey ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Oakville  |  ORDER NOW Wine Spectrum 95+ The 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a rich, sweet nose, with ample stone fruit (plum) and an undertone of mashed strawberry up front, followed by layers of dry herbs, cocoa powder, black licorice and […]

Agnitio means recognition and knowledge

AN-YEE-TSEE-O THE STORY AGNITIO, A LATIN WORD MEANING RECOGNITION AND KNOWLEDGE, EXISTS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING PREMIUM WINES THAT HONOR THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE LAND: THE WORKERS. WITHIN EACH VINEYARD ARE ENDLESS STORIES OF DEDICATION, PERSEVERANCE AND A LOVE OF EACH UNIQUE PLOT OF LAND. “A place belongs forever to whoever claims […]

#3: The 2006 Remoissenet ‘Le Montrachet’ Grand Cru, White Burgundy

Wine Spectrum’s #3 Wine of 2015 2006 Remoissenet (Inquire HERE) White Burgundy  |  ‘Le Montrachet’ Grand Cru Wine Spectrum Rated 98, Wine Advocate Rated 94: Intense citrus, peach and pineapple aromas on the nose with some cedary oak still jutting-out. Supporting notes of chalk dust, burnt match, oatmeal, butterscotch and ginger. Opulent palate boasting a full body […]

Purlieu & Le Pich; A Team Dedicated to the Best

Purlieu Wines, and their sister label Le Pich, are fairly new Napa Valley luxury producers. The wines produced are crafted with care by the amazing team of winemaker Julien Fayard (he spent five years as the director of winemaking at Phillipe Melka’s, Atelier Melka) and vineyard manager Steve Matthiasson (consultant to a wide array of Napa estates including […]

2012 Maldonado Chardonnay ‘Los Olivos Vineyard’

Forty-four years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. Lupe spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. He settled down in the small town of St Helena. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena. Lupe’s dedication and hard work were beginning […]

In the pursuit of fine wine – Peter Paul Winery

The pursuit of fine wine requires an understanding of the vineyards from which grapes are sourced, a respect for the hand that nature deals us each vintage, and an understanding of how best to highlight natural terroir through minimal handling and other fermentation techniques in the cellar. At Peter Paul, we bring in California Chardonnay […]

Oh Chardonnay, how do I love thee? (Top Chardonnay’s of 2014)

Oh Chardonnay, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Here they are. Our Top 10 Chardonnay’s of the year. The best of the best. Whether you love Chardonnay or are a firm believer in ABC (Anything But Chardonnay), these are all wines you should try. On this list you’ll find some names you […]

Aubert, Hobbs, Rosenblum, and JC Cellars all turn to Ulises Valdez.

ULISES VALDEZ With more than 20 harvests behind him, Ulises has risen to the top of his profession. Widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and skilled vineyard managers in wine country, Ulises has worked with some of the most important winemakers in California including Paul Hobbs, Mark Aubert, Kent Rosenblum, and Jeff […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Shauna Rosenblum

Shauna Rosenblum: Rockin’ the vine at Rock Wall Wine Company Shauna Rosenblum and her father, Kent, in the tasting room at their new Rock Wall Wine Company   If your dad is the King of Zinfandel, would that make you Princess? Shauna Rosenblum, the 27-year-old daughter of Kent Rosenblum of the world-renowned Rosenblum Cellars of […]