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 Perfect Sancerre for Cheese!

2021 Domaine Curot Sancerre A few days ago, something unprecedented happened to the Wine Spectrum team. It started out like any normal day. We were tasting the 2021 Domaine Curot Sancerre, one of our newest additions to the portfolio. Around the room, the expectations were that we’d all jot down a few notes, share a […]

97 Point Chardonnay from My Favorite Neighbor

2021 My Favorite Neighbor ‘Blanc’ San Luis Obispo Chardonnay “We believe it takes a village to make great wine.” – Eric Jensen Winemaker Eric Jensen’s label “My Favorite Neighbor” is an homage to his community in Paso Robles. To make his Cabernets and Chardonnays, he sources the best, sustainably farmed fruit from a handful of […]

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 […]

A Tradition of Excellence: 2019 Chateau Paradis Casseuil Bordeaux AC

“No one really knows why this heavenly name was given to the property, but we certainly have committed ourselves to honour it!” – Baron Eric de Rothschild When searching for a value wine, one tried and true method is to seek out modestly priced selections from a legendary winemaking house. We know of few, if […]

Top Wines of the Year 2022 – 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 […]

Sauvignon Blanc: Bright, Crisp, and Highly Popular

It comes as no shock that millennials are shying away from that big, buttery Chardonnay that was popular back in the ’80s. What they are craving is a bit more crisp, light, and easy-drinking. Rosé seemed to satisfy the taste buds of the newer generation, but another varietal has seemed to be on the up-tick: […]

The Spectrum of Pinot Noir

Finding the Perfect Pinot Noir

There’s a point in time when the typical wine lover begins searching for an intellectual component to their wine appreciation. Enter Pinot Noir. Originally from France’s Burgundy region—Pinot Noir makes an intensely flavored, complex, high-acid wine with incredible longevity. Pinot Noir is the most highly prized wine in the world. It’s considered the most sensuous […]