Encosta by GandonaCabernet Sauvignon 2016

Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley$95 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $85) Gandona Estate vineyards are planted atop the steep terrain of Pritchard Hill which is coined as “Oakville on a hill” as it is where some of the best of the best Napa wineries are sourcing their fruit from. No one can label their wines with “PritchardContinue reading “Encosta by GandonaCabernet Sauvignon 2016”

Argot “Bastard Tongue” Pinot Noir 2019

Sonoma County$89 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $80) Born in Chicago to a large Irish family, wine did not play a role in winemaker Justin Harmon’s life growing up. The industrial beers of the midwest were his drink of choice for family parties, and milk was best for the dinner table. His love of wine cameContinue reading “Argot “Bastard Tongue” Pinot Noir 2019”

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”

Lúna􏰋sa Viognier􏰸 2020

Damiano Vine􏱇yar􏰸d, Sierr􏰸􏰸a Foo􏰜hills􏰋 $40 (Wine Clu􏰙b Reo􏰸rder􏰸 Pr􏰸ice: $36) Lú􏱐nasa, an ancient celebration signifying the beginning of harvest, can be traced back as early as the 15th century in Ireland and Scotland, typically taking place in the month of August. During L􏱐únasa, 􏱒harvest knots􏱓 crafted from wheat were commonly exchanged as a token ofContinue reading “Lúna􏰋sa Viognier􏰸 2020”