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”

Leitmotif “Cuvee Amiliana” White Rhone Blend 2018

Santa Barbara$32 (Wine Club Reorder Price $28) Aside from his 264 followers on Instagram, Leitmotif is virtually nonexistent. He doesn’t have a website, no tasting room, no winery. I came across his Instagram page and “slid in his DMs” asking if he does wholesale at all — p.s., he doesn’t. We’re very lucky to beContinue reading “Leitmotif “Cuvee Amiliana” White Rhone Blend 2018″

Union Sacre “Nouvelle” Sylvaner 2020

Santa Maria Valley$32 (Wine Club Reorder Price $28) First things first, we need to talk about what the heck Sylvaner is. If you’ve not sipped Sylvaner before, you’re not alone. This white grape originated in Central Europe as the offspring of Österreichisch Weiss and Traminer, two relatively obscure varieties. Cultivated in the Middle Ages, SylvanerContinue reading “Union Sacre “Nouvelle” Sylvaner 2020”

Alma de Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Sonoma County$24 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $21) Bibiana González Rave crafts her wines to showcase the splendor of California. Currently focusing on Sonoma County and Napa Valley, each glass embodies the soul of the vineyards, orchards, and farms that make up this bucolic California landscape. Bibiana cherishes the land from which her wines emerge; soContinue reading “Alma de Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc 2020”

Ernest Vineyards “The Aviator” Aligoté 2018

Bennett Valley, Sonoma County$39 (Wine Club Reorder Price: $35) Who is Ernest? He was an entrepreneur, a risk-taker, and a role model for his grandson Todd Gottula, who founded Ernest Vineyards with his wife, Erin Brooks, back in 2012. Today, the “Ernest” in their name stands for more than one man. It is about theirContinue reading “Ernest Vineyards “The Aviator” Aligoté 2018″