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 […]

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 […]

Stolpman makes phenomenal Rhone inspired wines in Ballard Canyon.

Over 20 years ago, Founding Partner, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what they believe to be one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is naturally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. Stolpman is committed […]

Tantara, celebrating 18 years of excellence

ABOUT Since 1997, Tantara has been dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Located in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County), their wines are sourced from top Central Coast growers and single vineyards such as, Dierberg, Rio Vista, Bentrock,  Talley Rincon, La Colline (Laetitia), Lindsay’s,  Tondre,  Zotovich and Brosseau. Tantara’s dedication […]