Ballentine Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2018

Napa Valley$55 (Wine Club Reorder $45) Ballentine, family owned since 1906, represents four generations of history. As a winery with deep roots in Napa, they are a farm-to-bottle winery. Ballentine grows all of their grapes to make limited, truly exclusive Napa Valley wines. Their specialties are Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon but they make a diverseContinue reading “Ballentine Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2018”

Etxea Rorick Vineyard Albariño 2017

Sierra Foothills$29 (Wine Club Reorder $26) It all started in 2014 when neighbors in downtown Napa bonded over skiing, porrons (a traditional glass drinking vessel), and Cabernet Franc. Ryan Pass studied Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis and had been working in the industry for ten years while Luisa Bonachea practiced trademark law, helping establishContinue reading “Etxea Rorick Vineyard Albariño 2017”

J. Rickards GVM Blend 2020

Alexander Valley$28 (Wine Club Reorder $25) Passion…no pretense. J. Rickards Vineyards and Winery is a family-run operation of both wine grape farming and wine production, located at the northern end of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Owned and operated by Jim and Eliza Rickards, the vineyards have been planted over the past 30 years,Continue reading “J. Rickards GVM Blend 2020”

Songs “Worse Comes To Worst” Petite Sirah 2018

Paso Robles$85 (Wine Club Reorder $75) Named after the Billy Joel song “Worse Comes To Worst”, this Petite Sirah by Songs is brand spanking new to the wine world. So brand new, the only information we could find on them is their Instagram profile and a glowing review from Wine Enthusiast magazine. Luckily, we haveContinue reading “Songs “Worse Comes To Worst” Petite Sirah 2018”

Canard Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2017

Calistoga, Napa Valley$95 (Wine Club Reorder $85) Coming to you from the oldest Zinfandel vines in Napa Valley, the Canard Reserve Zinfandel is highly coveted. Rich (Duck) and his wife Carolyn searched for years to find the perfect plot of land for the types of grape they wanted to grow. They purchased their estate inContinue reading “Canard Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2017”