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Jim Barbour: The Manager of Napa’s Most Prized Vineyards

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Varietals|

Jim was raised in Napa Valley on his family's ranch in Rutherford, now home to Sequoia Grove Winery. The ranch was planted in prunes, apples and grapes - a diverse set of crops and fairly typical of the time. The wine industry had not yet fully kicked into gear and [...]

Sleight of Hand Cellars is Washington’s Next Cult Winery

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Spotlight, Winemaking, Wineries|

Sleight of Hand Cellars delivers simply magical wines We all covet Cayuse and love Leonetti, but who can get them? Now is the time to start collecting the bottles that will be the next big thing.  Sleight of Hand cellars is on our short list of wineries to watch. Delicious [...]

The Best Wine to Pair with Chicken

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Food Pairing|Tags: , , , , , |

Satisfy your thirst to know the best pour for the poultry on your plate. Read on for some background -- and some suggestions, too. What Wine to Pair with Chicken? One reason for chicken's popularity is that it tastes good with so many different foods. Another is that it's flexible [...]

Winemaker of the Year Phillip Titus

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

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 [...]

2018 Top 100 #1 Wine of the year Titus Cabernet

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

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 [...]

Top 100 Wines of 2018

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

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 [...]

#2 Wine of the Year- 2015 Matthew Wallace Cabernet

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Spotlight, Top 100 2018|

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #2 Wine of 2018 2015 Matthew Wallace Cabernet  Cabernet Sauvignon |  Napa Valley |  Wine Spectrum 96 | Buy Here This is the One. The wine you cannot pass up. This phenomenal cabernet is made by 2016 winemaker of the year Julien Fayard, who learned his craft at Chateau Lafite [...]

#3 Wine of the Year – 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018, Wine Review|

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #3 Wine of 2018 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia's Vineyard Chardonnay |  Russian River|  Wine Spectrum 96 | Buy Here Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson met while they were both working at the esteemed Peter Michael Winery.  Alan was the estate manager there and Robbie was the winemaker.  [...]

#4 Wine of the Year- 2015 Northern Gale Cabernet

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

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 [...]

#5 Wine of the Year – Pingus PSI Tempranillo

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Top 100 2018|

Wine SpectrumTop 100  #5 Wine of 2018 2016 Pingus PSI Tempranillo |  Spain |  Wine Spectrum 94 | Buy Here It may be the #5 Wine but 100pt Pingus Winemaker Delivers the Ribera Steal of the Year: The 2016 Pingus PSI There is no other wine in the world, let alone Spain, that is quite like Pingus. Danish Winemaker Peter Sisseck, is the genius behind one of [...]