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 […]

Wine of The Year

2021 Wine of The Year—2018 Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $65   2021’s Winemaker of the Year, Julien Fayard crafts an outstanding Cabernet that delivers on value—the Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is from the stunning 2018 vintage. WSI4+ VIN92 The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Pich is absolutely gorgeous. Ripe, plummy and so enticing, […]

Top Winemaker of 2021

Winemaker JULIEN FAYARD Wine Spectrum honors Julien Fayard as Winemaker of the Year. Known as a Frenchman, “terroir whisperer,” 100PT winemaker, winery owner and avid surfer—Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected consulting winemakers with two decades of winemaking experience. Two-time honoree Fayard was also awarded 2016’s Winemaker of the Year. The quality, consistency […]

Personal and Corporate Gifting—The Season of Appreciation Returns

“Wine is indeed a gift, it even has its own Roman god, Bacchus, the god of wine and revelry.” The holiday planning season is upon us! Show your appreciation with a Wine Spectrum curated gift set or customize a wine gift for someone special.  Curated Gift Sets We’ve curated some of the best wines from California’s prestigious producers to International […]

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 […]

Wine Spectrum’s Where to Taste in Wine Country Primer

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Wine country is a beautiful destination for food and wine lovers. More wineries are opening up and ready to welcome you back to our beloved wine country. With so many wineries it’s challenging to know which ones to visit. Our team lives and breaths wine country—some of us taste at wineries every weekend! Here are […]