Tag Archives: Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week: Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris


This rather obscure white wine is making a comeback in California, vines like trousseau gris are catching the attention of a new generation of winemakers.   What is Trousseau Gris? A French variety of white wine grape. It is occasionally found in eastern France and was once widely grown in California under the name Gray Riesling. A native of the Jura […]

Wine of the Week: Picayune Albarino

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Picayune is on a mission to unlock secret California wines. Their brand new wine, an Albariño from Russian River took us all by surprise this week. With wines featured in the Wall Street Journal, Decanter magazine, and on the wine list at Thomas Keller’s world renowned restaurant The French Laundry, Picayune is no doubt, a […]

Featured Wine: La Pitchoune Chenin Blanc

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This week we tasted an incredible Chenin Blanc from one of our favorite producers, La Pitchoune. This lesser known white wine varietal deserves to a lot more attention then it currently gets and is why we picked it for the featured wine of the week. Its high acidity means it can be used to make everything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert […]

Featured Wine: Louis Barthelemy Zero Dosage Topaze Champagne

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What Better Way to Celebrate World Champagne Day? This week we tasted the Louis Barthelemy Zero Dosage Topaze Champagne.  Zero Dosage is a term used to denote the very driest style of Champagne, with less than three grams of residual sugar per liter of wine. They are often referred to as being non-dosé or ‘Brut Zero’. Sweetness is a key component in defining […]

Featured Wine: Wandering Star Cabernet Franc

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A brand new wine from Cameron Woodbridge! For Cameron Woodbridge wine isn’t simply a beverage. Wine is a passion, a way of life, of living. Working alongside his brother and mentor Jayson (of Hundred Acre fame), he began the process of learning that fueled his love of wine. He decided he would not only learn this art of […]

Featured Wine: Lloyd Cellars Chardonnay

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It’s California Wine Month and we are celebrating all month long with featured wines from the Golden State. This week’s pick: the 2015 Lloyd Chardonnay. Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening’s meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day […]

Featured Wine: Noemi Cabernet

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September is California wine month and nothing screams California quite like a Napa Valley Cabernet. This week’s featured wine is one we just keep coming back to and it continues to be our number one most re-ordered wine of all time! Vintage after vintage the Noemi Cabernet Sauvignon (made from the fruit sourced from the same […]

Featured Wine: Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Pinot Noir

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The Martinelli family are part of the historical fiber of the Russian River Valley. They have been growing grapes and apples in Sonoma since 1887, planting their first Pinot Noir in 1970. A landmark Russian River Valley producer, Martinelli’s extravagantly rich, beautiful textured Pinot Noirs have deliciously provoked decades of impressive scores and a reputation for excellence.  […]

Featured Wine: Patrice Rion Bourgogne Blanc

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Patrice Rion is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy. He was one of the first to train his vines higher than the Burgundy standard, to increase the canopy without shading the grapes, giving better ripening and colour. He is also frequently an innovator in the cellar and offers some wines (Bourgogne Bon Batons, white wines, half […]

Featured Wine: TOR Torchiana Chardonnay

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This is indisputable: Tor knows a great vineyard. He works with some of the best grapes on the planet. That’s what a great producer does—combination of instinct and knowledge to be able to recognize the best, and then the talent to bring out the best from the best.  Tor, you see, is equal parts mystic, scientist, […]

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