Monthly Archives: June 2015

Cab and Chard take this weeks top 4 spots.

Two Cabernet Sauvignon’s and two Chardonnay’s take the top 4 spots in this weeks “Tasting Round-Up”. Seems kind of fitting considering that they are the two of the top planted wine producing grape varietals in the world. Top Wine Grape Varietals Worldwide (Including Market Share) Source: International Business Times No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon (6.3%) No. […]

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 […]

A few highlights from last weeks tastings.

We discovered a new gem (Linked), tasted a new vintage of a price to quality monster (Wine Spectrum Pinot), and had some fun with some old favorites (Branham and Saddleback). 2008 Linked Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley Wine Spectrum 97 The 2008 Linked Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon takes the Linked style of powerfully elegant Cabernet to the […]

Tasting Amazing Wines from Bordeaux and California

This week schedule of tastings included an awesome lineup from Bordeaux, some Martinelli hits, and other amazing wines from Sonoma and Napa. Here is a sample of some of our favorites. To get these on your table and in your cellar, all you have to do is ask ( 2009 Mithra Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder […]

(VIDEO) Wine Spectrum Spotlight: 2012 Ancien Pinot Noir ‘Red Dog Vineyard’

In this weeks Wine Spectrum Spotlight we are highlighting the 2012 Ancien Pinot Noir from the ‘Red Dog Vineyard’. This Pinot made by winemaker Ken Bernards is a beauty and is everything you want in a California Pinot. This will be the first of our bi-monthly spotlights on wines that we taste here at the […]

So a vineyard manager and a winemaker walk into a bar…

This week we had the honor of hosting a world class winemaker (Ken Bernards of Ancien) and THE premier vineyard manager in Sonoma County (Ulises Valdez). These guys are the best in the business. Learn more about Ulises Valdez. See a video of Ken Bernards talking about Winemaking and Tournesol Winery. 2012 Ancien ‘Red Dog […]

(VIDEO) From the President’s Cellar: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Every few weeks we sit down with the President and Owner of Wine Spectrum, Glenn Siegel, to discuss a topic that he is really excited about. Sometimes it’s a specific wine, current or vintage, sometimes it’s a wine related topic. For this Episode, he tells us about the 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir from the […]

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