Alfaro Gruner Veltliner 2020

Santa Cruz Mountains$30 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $26) Richard Alfaro and his wife Mary Kay enjoy the fruits of their labor. After a satisfying career as the founders of a restaurant and the wholesale baking company known under their own name, Alfaro’s Micro Bakery, the couple shifted gears in 1997, acquiring an aging 75 acreContinue reading “Alfaro Gruner Veltliner 2020”

Cresta Veila Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley$110 (Wine Club Reorder: $95) For winemaker John Giannini, delicious wine and good food are the essential components of a life well lived. Hailing from San Francisco, two things were pivotal for John growing up; coming from a large Italian family and having parents who liked to go out to dinner. John’sContinue reading “Cresta Veila Cabernet Sauvignon 2019”

Vinehouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley$80 (Wine Club Reorder: $70) Lesley Warner & Alan Peirson have been partners in business and life for over 36 years. Both native Californians, growing up in the Bay Area, they share interests in art, science, food, music, horticulture, design, and architecture. Their life together began in 1984, living and working inContinue reading “Vinehouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2016”

Aril Red Blend 2016

Kick Ranch, Sonoma County$40 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $34) Joanne and Harmon Brown own one of the more obscure estates on this hillside, Aril. The couple met in Telluride, Colorado but were not novices to the world of wine. In fact, Harmon was the president of the Spottswoode Estate in Napa Valley from 1981 toContinue reading “Aril Red Blend 2016”

Freeman Pinot Noir 2018

Russian River Valley$45 (Wine Club Reorder: $36) “Freeman’s 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is absolutely gorgeous. Racy and exuberant in the glass, the 2018 exudes richness and all of the allure of the year. Bright acids lend brightness to a core of black cherry, plum, spice, lavender, sage and floral notes. Soft curves giveContinue reading “Freeman Pinot Noir 2018”