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”

Lost Blues “Lucky Penny” Malvasia Bianca 2019

Paso Robles$32 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $28) At age 19, Giovanni Grandinetti was working a horrible summer job at a small bird food packaging plant. A friend of his suggested he come out to Meridian Vineyards to work the harvest where Gio fell in love with the work and never looked back. In 2012, withContinue reading “Lost Blues “Lucky Penny” Malvasia Bianca 2019″

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”

Five Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Napa Valley$25 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $22) Krisi Raymond represents the fifth generation in her family to grow grapes and make wine in the Napa Valley. Her family roots run deep, dating back to 1876 when her great-great- grandfather Jacob Beringer, together with his brother Frederick, established Beringer Brothers Winery just north of St. Helena.Continue reading “Five Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 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”