Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

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 […]

Varietal Spotlight: Sauvignon Blanc

Background Just as Chardonnay is responsible for the great white wines of Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc is the white grape used to produce the extraordinary wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé as well as the white wines of Bordeaux.  The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”) due to […]

Favorite Sauvignon Blancs of the Summer

There aren’t many things better on a HOT summer day then a nice cool, refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Although there are many styles of Sauvignon Blanc around the world (Sancerre, New Zealand, Napa, etc.) they all taste great when the mercury rises. Here are some of our favorites that we have tasted this summer. […]

Napa’s Dream Team

If you asked someone to put together a Napa “Dream Team” it would probably be very similar to the team that was put together to create the amazing wines out of Kristine Ashe Vineyards, “Entre Nous”. With vineyards located in the Oakville AVA (Other notable Oakville wineries: Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Dalle Valle, Futo, Ghost Block, Harbison, Paradigm, […]

One of the best kept secrets in Napa Valley.

When most wine lovers think of a Napa Valley Cab that is aged exclusively in 100% American Oak barrels, they think of Silver Oak at over $100 per bottle. I’m here to tell you about one of the best kept secrets in Napa Valley.   Honig Silver Oak 100% Napa Valley Fruit X X 100% American […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Sensational Syrah & Remarkable Roussanne from Stolpman Vineyards

The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman’s Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, all of their wines are phenomenal especially the Roussanne wines…Learn more about Stolpman Vineyards. 2013 Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon – $22 Wine Spectrum Rated 92+: The 2013 […]

Kathryn Kennedy: A pioneering winery in the California wine industry.

Mary Marthis has been making award-winning wine for Kathryn Kennedy winery since 1981. For over 30 years Marty has been using California fruit, but still making them in a bordeaux style. All the while emphasizing the uniqueness of the grapes and vineyard site, and hand harvesting the grapes from low-yield vines and with minimal handling during […]

The Answer is Round Pond. What is the question?

QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE ONE OF THE WORLDS GREATEST LIVING WINEMAKERS WITH DECADES OF ACCLAIMED VITICULTURAL EXPERIENCE? ANSWER: ROUND POND WINERY. THOMAS RIVERS BROWN, CONSULTING WINEMAKER: Turley Estate, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Outpost, Rivers-Marie, and now ROUND POND. These projects, and others, are what prompted Food & Wine Magazine to name Thomas Rivers Brown it’s […]