Category Archives: Wine Review

Top Wines of the Year 2023 – Full List

Each year Wine Spectrum reveals its Top Wines of the Year honoring the ‘best-of-the-best’ wines as well as Top Wine of The Year and Top Winemaker of The Year. The Top Wines of the Year represents hours of tasting & evaluation by our wine buyers to select the best wines for your enjoyment. You won’t […]

The Irresistible Charm of Aperture Cellars

2021 Aperture Clarksburg Chenin Blanc We are thrilled to present the captivating charm of Aperture Cellars’ extraordinary Chenin Blanc. This is a perfect candidate for stocking up by the case.  Aperture Cellars’ Chenin Blanc is a true gem—a wine that effortlessly balances smooth, round, honeyed fruit with crisp, refreshing notes. With each sip, vibrant and […]

Capturing the Russian River Valley – Arista RRV Chardonnay

2019 Arista Russian River Valley Chardonnay Have you ever gone to a wine tasting, and to your surprise, your favorite wine on the flight was the first one you tasted? Despite knowing that the flight is designed to start with the affordable wine they make the most of (you know, the one that you would […]

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 […]

Capturing the Pedigree of Platt Vineyard with Scherrer Pinot Noir

2017 Scherrer Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir The Platt Vineyard is nothing less than a Grand Cru of the Sonoma Coast. To ensure that we give it the recognition it deserves, we are featuring an outstanding expression from that site: the 2017 Scherrer Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir.  Located in the western portion of the Petaluma Gap, […]

The Bravest Winegrowers are the Best Winegrowers: 2021 Occidental (Kistler) Pinot Noir

2021 Occidental (Kistler) ‘Freestone-Occidental’ Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Wine geeks like us are always drawn to stories of brave pioneers who venture into inhospitable land with a dream for a singular vinous expression. One of our favorite stories is about the West Sonoma Coast and its exquisite Pinot Noir. Nested between the dramatic bluffs of […]

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, […]

Top 5 Best Food & Wine Movies—Paired With Wine

Wine and film share a profound link: the ability of a single sip or scene to transport your senses away to a wholly different time and place. Below are our staff picks for best movies that celebrate food & wine. Elevate your movie watching with our suggested wine pairings. TOP 5 FOOD & WINE MOVIES […]

#3 Wine of the Year – 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #3 Wine of 2018 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard Chardonnay |  Russian River|  Wine Spectrum 96 | Buy Here Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson met while they were both working at the esteemed Peter Michael Winery.  Alan was the estate manager there and Robbie was the winemaker.  They are now producing some […]