Category Archives: Winemakers

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, […]

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 […]

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

8 years in the desert with car background

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 […]

Kathryn Kennedy; California sun with a Bordeaux style

An excerpt from the 1/14/16 edition of the New York Times Santa Cruz Cabernet: Wines You Never Knew By ERIC ASIMOV “Where cabernet grows the best is the Silicon Valley side, the high-value real estate area,” said Marty Mathis, president of Kathryn Kennedy Winery, which has made excellent cabernet sauvignon in Saratoga since Ms. Kennedy, Mr. […]

Learn about one of Napa Valley’s emerging stars!

Benoit is a star on the rise in the wine world and is devoted to continuing the tradition of producing wines of distinction and acclaim.  “For me it’s all about the mindset, about what kind of freedom you’re going to get. I’m the kind of person who likes to build something, not just maintain it.” ~ Benoit […]

Wine Spectrum’s 2015 Winemaker of the Year is…

A lot of things have changed in the 25 years we have been putting great wine’s on people’s tables. But one thing that hasn’t is the standard we set so long ago. We will only work with the BEST wines, and the BEST winemakers. We work with hundreds of winemakers and we taste through thousands of wines […]

(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 […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Thomas Rivers Brown

Turley Estate, Schrader, Maybach Cellars, Outpost, Rivers-Marie, Round Pond, ALOFT, and Kinsella. These projects and others are what prompted Food & Wine Magazine to name Thomas Rivers Brown its 2010 Winemaker of the Year. One of the most exciting young talents in Napa Valley, Thomas was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He developed an interest in wine while […]

A Vineyard Update with La Pitchoune Winemaker Andrew Berge

Winemaker Andrew Berge checks in with us after a vineyard visit that he recently made. For those not familiar with Andrew, he is a phenomenal up-and-coming winemaker. Some say he has already arrived. Andrew makes the wines at both La Pitchoune (The 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from La Pitchoune was our #5 Rated Pinot […]

Jayson Woodbridge and Hundred Acre create a possibly perfect wine.

“Good” isn’t a word Jayson Woodbridge, owner, vintner and visionary of Hundred Acre would use when it comes to his wines. His motto is clear and concise, “stand amongst the very best or not at all”; he’s spared no expense assembling one of Napa Valley’s most exciting wines. Accompanied by a team of Napa Valley’s brightest […]

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