Top Winemaker 2023

Winemaker BENOIT TOUQUETTE   Benoit Touquette, a trailblazer in the world of winemaking, has meticulously carved a niche for himself through an unwavering commitment to excellence and an insatiable pursuit of crafting wines that authentically reflect the terroir of the region. The Early Years: Benoit Touquette’s odyssey in the realm of wine began amidst the […]

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 […]

A Family Made, Sustainable Hidden Gem

2021 Hoopes Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay The 2021 Hoopes Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay is an exceptional discovery at $35 a bottle. Vibrant, yet gracefully balanced, it offers a palate-pleasing experience that defies its price tag. Winemaker Aaron Pott is the brilliant mind responsible for the 2021 Hoopes Vineyard Chardonnay. Aaron’s journey reads like a love […]

Magnificent Montagu!

Here at Wine Spectrum, we had the wonderful opportunity to taste through some Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon selections from Montagu! Montagu was founded by Weston Eidson in 2012 and from the very beginning has been focused on extremely limited production, single vineyard wines. Learning from mentors Jason Moore and Russell Bevan, Montagu is committed to […]

Big Time Value – Trig Point Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Exceptional quality and remarkable value await with the 2021 Trig Point Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Dust Vineyard. This Alexander Valley gem, grown on benchland soils ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, showcases the true character of the region. With its deep purple hue and enticing aromas of blueberry and dark […]

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 […]

Best Value Cabernet We’ve Tasted! Krutz Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Krutz Family Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon We are letting you in on a secret that only a select few know about. Krutz Family Cellars sources their fruit from one of the most famous vineyards in Napa Valley, a site that is known for producing wines that sell for upwards of $750 a bottle. […]

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 […]

One Vineyard; Two Singular Wines – Checkerboard Vineyard

Checkerboard Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 2019 ‘King’s Row’ Diamond Mountain & 2019 ‘Aurora’ Diamond Mountain On the southeast slopes of Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain, you find Checkerboard Vineyards. Farming four estate vineyards at different elevations on the mountain, their gorgeous wines are a textbook example of the subtle nuances that result in the smallest changes in […]

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 […]