Alta Orsa Pinot Noir 2019

Slusser Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County $38 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $34.25) Alta Orsa is the vision and labor of winemaker Martin Bernal-Hafner, Roger Peng, and Ricardo Garcia. As a small team, they strive to create unique, small-batch wines with a sense of place, a connection to the land, and minimal intervention winemaking techniques.Continue reading “Alta Orsa Pinot Noir 2019”

Drive Syrah Canihan Vineyard 2019

Sonoma Coast$36 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $32.50) In 2015, John Musto and Tom Young met at Santa Rosa Junior College’s “Wine Studies” program studying Viticulture and Enology. That fall, they made a barrel of zinfandel from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley in Tom’s garage. That first wine would go on to win a Silver MedalContinue reading “Drive Syrah Canihan Vineyard 2019”

Grassi Family Estate Sangiovese 2018

Napa Valley$32 (Wine Club Reorder: $28) In 1999, Mark and Jami Grassi bought a 14-acre property in Napa, south of the acclaimed, fertile Stags Leap District. Mark had established a custom construction business, but the seed of another life kept beckoning. That seed had been planted decades before when Mark studied viticulture in college beforeContinue reading “Grassi Family Estate Sangiovese 2018”

Opaque Malbec 2019

Paso Robles$29 (Wine Club Reorder: $26) The success of Opaque comes from the tenacity of The Riboli Family and their strong belief in crafting the finest artisan wines. The family’s beginnings date back to 1917 when they opened San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles. Since then, the family has been blessed with four generationsContinue reading “Opaque Malbec 2019”

Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Rutherford, Napa Valley$38 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $26) In 1983, Nancy and Ray Coursen arrived in California from Cape Cod to fulfill Ray’s dream of making wine and Nancy’s taste for adventure. After working harvest at Mt. Eden Winery in Saratoga, they moved to Napa Valley. In 1987, Ray and Nancy started the Elyse brandContinue reading “Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel 2016”