#4 Wine of the Year- 2015 Northern Gale Cabernet

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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 legacy of winemaking genius. Vintage […]

#5 Wine of the Year – Pingus PSI Tempranillo

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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 Spain´s most cult and expensive […]

#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 the first to spread the […]

#7 Wine of 2018 – 2015 Orrin-Sage Chardonnay

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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 of its origins, and the […]

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

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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 bottles. Much more. Bordeaux is […]

#9 Wine of the Year – 2016 Fortune 1621

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Wine SpectrumTop 100  #9 Wine of 2018 2016 Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa |  Wine Spectrum 93+ | Buy Here As the second label for Darms Lane, a rising star Napa Valley producer whose Cabernets range $60-$90/btl…  at under $30/bottle Fortune 1621 renders an incredibly high level of quality at a very […]

#10 Wine of the Year – 2013 Valdez Zinfandel

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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 and Rosenblum.  His impeccable wines […]

5 Top Grower Champagne

In the wine industry there is a lot of talk about grower champagne… you might be seeing wine mags, bloggers and champagne buffs talk about a ‘grower revolution’ or the ‘rise of the grower champagne’. But what exactly is a grower champagne?  Did you know that most of the large negociant Champagne houses buy their […]

All About Zinfandel, California’s Favorite Wine

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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 these grapes  has some of […]

In the tradition of Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Tignanello comes another Great Super Tuscan by Querciabella

Italy’s most acclaimed and coveted wines, with names like Sassicaia and Ornellaia and Tignanello are as recognizable among collectors as Screaming Eagle and DRC.  These wineries had a profound impact on winemaking in the region, and inspired a number of Tuscan wineries to begin experimenting with their own Super Tuscans. Broadly speaking, this meant incorporating Bordeaux varietals, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, and […]