Jacob Franklin “Mon Chou” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Yountville, Napa Valley, California$75 (Wine Club Reorder Price $66) From the family who brought you Elyse Winery, Jacob Franklin is another Coursen family exclusive. Although the family recently sold Elyse, Ray and Jake Coursen are still producing a small amount of beautiful vineyard designated wines through this label. Ray Coursen grew up on a dairyContinue reading “Jacob Franklin “Mon Chou” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014″

Pono Wines “Mana” Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Rutherford, Napa Valley, California$110 (Wine Club Reorder Price $99) The search for balance and connection is what ancient Hawaiians call living ‘Pono’.It is a continuous celebration of living in the moment, an appreciation for where we are and where we are going as we embrace life’s journey. Sounds like a pretty good mantra coming offContinue reading “Pono Wines “Mana” Cabernet Sauvignon 2016”

Silver Image “Gout de la Vigne” Grenache 2017

Napa Valley$50 (Wine Club Reorder Price $45) I discovered this wine on a recent trip to Sonoma, where I visited a tiny husband/wife operation named Schermeister (keep an eye out for their Viognier or Pinot in future wine clubs). My second appointment ended up cancelling so I did a quick google and saw that EricContinue reading “Silver Image “Gout de la Vigne” Grenache 2017″

Briney Glimmer Syrah 2019

Broken Leg Vineyard, Anderson Valley Mendocino, California$30 (Wine Club Reorder Price $26) Wesley Box grew up in San Rafael and on the commercial wharf in Sausalito and San Francisco where his father was a commercial fisherman. With an affinity for the ocean just like his father, Wes traveled up and down the coast of CAContinue reading “Briney Glimmer Syrah 2019”

Stirm Wine Co. “eøølian” Dry Riesling 2019

Kick-on Ranch, Santa Barbara County, California$29 (Wine Club Reorder Price $26) At Stirm Wine Company they have two simple goals that direct their operations: to present the narrative of the growing season in a delicious and transparent format, and to craft a wine with a strong foundation intended to age for decades. Every year isContinue reading “Stirm Wine Co. “eøølian” Dry Riesling 2019″