Category Archives: Spotlight

Wow Your Guests With Magnums

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There’s nothing that screams “celebration” more than pouring wine from a magnum-sized bottle. A magnum, is twice as big as a standard 750 milliliter bottle and serves 10 glasses of wine. Serving wine from a magnum is an impressive sight to behold, and makes a statement! Magnum bottles are perfect for family get-togethers or any […]

BYDAND’s Spectacular 2018 Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

BYDAND Estate Wines from Wine Spectrum on Vimeo. Wine Spectrum has been a big fan of Bydand’s limited-production wines for many years. Our team loves the wines and jumped at the opportunity to video Colin Gordon and Tim Beranek on their estate vineyard in Napa Valley. Bydand not only produces a delicious Napa Valley Cabernet, […]

Wine Spectrum Brings You “En Primeur”

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Enjoy Industry Insider Access To Legendary Wines Historically, Bordeaux wine producers, including all major châteaux, sold their wine “en primeur” or as “futures” (buying wine that is still in barrel). En primeur, which means “first” in French, is when châteaux present their wines and set prices. It takes place a few months after harvest while […]

Meet Napa Valley’s 100 PT Winemakers

Top Winemakers in Napa Valley

The Best Winemakers in Napa Valley Is wine made in the vineyards or in the cellar? Some of the finest talents in the world debate this point. However, most inspired winemakers lean towards making themselves invisible in the wine—their talent is entirely versed in detecting subtleties in the vineyard or the vintage, adapting to it […]

Customer Pick: 2015 Tether Red Blend

There are a lot of reasons to buy wine… It could be for a gift, to celebrate a special occasion, for a party, re-stocking after said party, or to just enjoy with a weeknight meal. But perhaps one of the most unique reasons we’ve had a customer give for buying wine was to celebrate space […]

8 Years in the Desert : A New Wine from Dave Phinney and Orin Swift

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Wine lovers across the country may not know him by name, but they have seen and drank his wines. They are everywhere, from grocery stores to high-end wine shops. Even the wine-curious, that know his many brands, such as the Prisoner and Orin Swift, know little about the mind behind some of the most successful […]

Sleight of Hand Cellars is Washington’s Next Cult Winery

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 wines are a joy on […]

#2 Wine of the Year- 2015 Matthew Wallace Cabernet

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 Rothschild, Julien gained valuable first-hand […]

#9 Wine of the Year – 2016 Fortune 1621

#9 wine of 2018 Fortune 1621

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 […]

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 […]

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