Monthly Archives: April 2023

One Vineyard; Two Singular Wines – Checkerboard Vineyard

Checkerboard Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 2019 ‘King’s Row’ Diamond Mountain & 2019 ‘Aurora’ Diamond Mountain On the southeast slopes of Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain, you find Checkerboard Vineyards. Farming four estate vineyards at different elevations on the mountain, their gorgeous wines are a textbook example of the subtle nuances that result in the smallest changes in […]

Build Your Pym-Rae Vertical Collection

Pym-Rae Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Tesseron family name is one of the most important and respected in French winemaking. Known first for the cognac that bears their name, the family is now behind some of the most lauded expressions of Bordeaux at their two estates: Château Pontet Canet and Château Lafon Rochet.  The wine […]

Synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc: Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre AC

2021 Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre AC If you see the names Lafond and Ladoucette on a bottle, you know that what is inside is one of the world’s greatest examples of Sauvignon Blanc. Wine bottles bearing these names have been showing the best side of Sancerre for more than two centuries.  Their holdings in Sancerre […]