Barlow Vineyards Petit Verdot 2018

Calistoga, Napa Valley $45 (Wine Club Reorder – $40) We have a wine club member to thank for this wine find, so shout out to Joy for introducing us to Barlow! This family winery has been owned and operated by the Smiths since 1994. We first met with Zach Smith earlier this year and fellContinue reading “Barlow Vineyards Petit Verdot 2018”

Kaena “Ronin Red” 2016

Malbec Blend, Santa Ynez Valley, California $35 (Wine Club Reorder – $30) Mikael Sigouin started in the wine industry working harvest for Beckmen Winery in 1999. Later he moved to Fess Parker, and eventually came back to Beckmen in 2006 as their head winemaker. In 2001, he founded Kaena Wines as his personal project untilContinue reading “Kaena “Ronin Red” 2016″

Monticello Vineyards Oak Knoll Napa Valley Syrah 2014

The Corley family owns and manages some of the finest vineyard properties in the world, including Monticello Estate. The 80 acre property in Napa Valley has been a destination for fine wine lovers and visitors from around the world since the 1980’s. Monticello believes that great wine begins in the vineyard.  Founder, Jay Corley, wasContinue reading “Monticello Vineyards Oak Knoll Napa Valley Syrah 2014”

Hudson “Pick Up Sticks” Napa Valley Grenache 2018

First planted in 1981, Hudson Ranch rambles across 2,000 acres of the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. It is one of the first estates you will see when driving into Napa Valley from San Francisco. Of the 2,000 acres a mere 200 are under vines representing twenty different varieties. Another three acres make upContinue reading “Hudson “Pick Up Sticks” Napa Valley Grenache 2018″

Straight Out of Paso Red Rhone Blend 2018

“Straight out of Paso” Red Rhone Blend is created by Edgar Torres with his winery Bodega de Edgar. Bodega is the Spaniard term for winery or cellar. Considering his Hispanic heritage and passion for Spanish wines, the brand name seemed a natural fit. Edgar’s wine journey started as a waiter in Paso Robles. It wasContinue reading “Straight Out of Paso Red Rhone Blend 2018”