Witching Stick Zinfandel 2017

Fashauer Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Mendocino$42 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $38) Witching Stick is quintessential Anderson Valley: small, unassuming, slightly disheveled but with disarmingly good wines! The winery’s name refers to water witching, the practice of locating underground water sources with a rod. It sounds superstitious, though you’ll find plenty of vintners who claim to haveContinue reading “Witching Stick Zinfandel 2017”

Picayune “Padlock” Red Blend 2017

Napa Valley$36 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $32) Something that has been in high demand lately is “Tuesday night wines.” We get it, most people like to save those higher end bottles for Friday nights or special occasions. Enter stage left, Picayune: The Friday night wine at a Tuesday night price. The key on the labelContinue reading “Picayune “Padlock” Red Blend 2017″

Stressed Vines Chardonnay 2019

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County $40 (Wine Club Reorder Price $34) Sometimes the best stories behind the club wines are about how we discovered them. Occasionally we stumble upon their Instagram page, maybe a wine club member introduced us to the brand, we happen to pop into their tasting room on a wine country visit, or inContinue reading “Stressed Vines Chardonnay 2019”

Zinke “Besos” White Rhone Blend 2017

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara$25 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $22) Zinke is a small winery located in Southern California in Los Olivos (a small area within Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara). They focus on making Rhone style wines from the Central Coast and being a down-to-earth, bullshit-free winery. Their attitudes exude this lifestyle andContinue reading “Zinke “Besos” White Rhone Blend 2017″

Chasing Windmills Grenache 2017

Fulldraw Vineyard, Paso Robles $89 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $80) If you haven’t jumped on the Grenache bandwagon yet, now is your chance. It’s a versatile grape that can be bright, fruity, and easy drinking or it can be serious, complex, and bold. I call it an “anytime wine” as it can be sipped onContinue reading “Chasing Windmills Grenache 2017”