Category Archives: Pinot Noir

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 […]

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot…Our Top 10 Domestic Pinot Noir’s of 2014

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot Time for that most difficult of grapes, Pinot Noir. One of the all time greats in the world; Pinot Noir is notoriously difficult to make. That is why when you find a Pinot that you love it is such a wonderful thing. Here is the list of our Top 10 favorite Pinots […]

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 […]

Balance. Substance. Finesse. Wines from Spell Estate

Balance. Substance. Finesse. SPELL ESTATE is committed to delivering the highest expression of Pinot Noir without forfeiting the integrity and beauty of the varietal. More than any other grape, Pinot Noir captures the essence of time and place. We source our grapes from the best vineyards in the United States. Spell grapes ripen on steep hillsides […]

Winery Spotlight: Spell Estate

Spell Estate is a winery that is committed to delivering the highest expression of Pinot Noir without forfeiting the integrity and beauty of the varietal. Founded in 2006 by Bill and his wife Tiki, they produced their first wine vintage in 2007. The Spell Estate is located just outside of Santa Rosa, California, and produces […]

Anonymous Celebrity Winemaker does it again

2011 Wine Spectrum Pinot Noir ‘Sonoma Coast’ Wine Spectrum Rated 93+: The beautiful nose on this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir reveals this well-kept secret of a wine, with pure red raspberry and sour cherries intermingled with notes of sweet, caramelized sugar, cinnamon, forest floor and crisp oak. The long finish is dominated by red fruit tones. […]

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 […]

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 […]