Cotiere “Deriv􏰑e” Red Blend 2017

Napa Valle􏰒y$50 (Wine Clu􏰓b Reorder Price: $45) A New World wine with an homage to its Old World origins, Co􏰕tie􏰖re is a low-production, one-man winery that is the reali􏰗ation of owner Kevin Law’s dream that began with his college wine epiphany. He produces small amounts of wine from about twenty-four di􏰘erent vineyards in Santa BarbaraContinue reading “Cotiere “Deriv􏰑e” Red Blend 2017″

Kirchho􏰘 Chenin Blanc 2020

Clarksburg AVA$29 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $26 “Most already know Clayton Kirchoff from his day job as winemaker for Hudson Vineyards. His private family label has remained under-the-radar and mailing list only until now.” The Kirchhoff family lives and farms south of Clarksburg, CA, on the Sacramento River Delta. The fertile soils and warm daysContinue reading “Kirchho􏰘 Chenin Blanc 2020”

Sixteen by Twenty Chardonnay 2017

Sonoma Coast$45 (Wine Club Reorder $36) Sixteen by Twenty Wines (16×20) was founded by artist and now self-taught viticulturist David Dunphy with the first vintage dating from 2005. David and his wife Karen are from Minnesota but fell in love with Napa after learning of its greatness after the Judgement of Paris. They used toContinue reading “Sixteen by Twenty Chardonnay 2017”

Weatherborne Pinot Noir 2015

Sta. Rita Hills$40 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $35) Chris Carter was born to be a winemaker. Wine isn’t his second career. It’s not his hobby. He didn’t make money in tech or as a hedge fund investor. Winemaking is what he was meant to do. It’s his profession. He went to UC Davis at ageContinue reading “Weatherborne Pinot Noir 2015”

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”