Category Archives: Spotlight

Linked Vineyards has it all.

What makes a good wine story? Is it the people? The place? The grapes? The name? The wine itself? For Linked Vineyards, it’s all of these. Perched on a hillside on the southwestern edge of Knight’s Valley, the Linked Vineyards property overlooks both Napa and Sonoma counties. To say this is a special place is […]

Round Pond Winery

  For decades, the MacDonnell family sold off their grapes to the best wineries in Napa. Places like Duckhorn, Honig, Robert Craig, Bressler, and  Vineyard 29 purchase their grapes to make some of the best Cabernets in Napa Valley.  Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a […]

HALL wines continue to set new heights in Napa Valley winemaking

About Hall Since first working in her family’s Mendocino vineyards, Kathryn Hall dreamed of a place to showcase fine wines alongside expressive art and masterful architecture. Now, Kathryn and Craig Hall are creating an unrivaled destination in the Napa Valley—where winemaking excellence meets contemporary design to celebrate life and inspire the senses. In 2005, Craig […]

Over 100 years of growing excellence.

The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since the 1880’s. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini eloped from their small village in the Tuscany region of Italy, making their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. Giuseppe had been […]

Oakville Winegrowers Association

Question: What do Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Dalla Valle, Opus One, Bond, Nickel & Nickel, Far Niente, Peter Michael, PlumpJack, and Martha’s Vineyard have in common? Answer: Besides being some of the biggest names in the world of wine, they are also all members of the Oakville Winegrowers. FOUNDING Oakville Winegrowers is an organization formed in […]

Purlieu & Le Pich; A Team Dedicated to the Best

Purlieu Wines, and their sister label Le Pich, are fairly new Napa Valley luxury producers. The wines produced are crafted with care by the amazing team of winemaker Julien Fayard (he spent five years as the director of winemaking at Phillipe Melka’s, Atelier Melka) and vineyard manager Steve Matthiasson (consultant to a wide array of Napa estates including […]

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 […]

(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 […]

(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 […]