Laura Michael Wines

Owner of Laura Michael Wines Laura Swanton revisits 2004 Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is located on 3 acres at the end of Silverado Trail in Calistoga. 29 year old Zinfandel plants grow on the property along with beautifully landscaped gardens.

Terra Valentine

Terra Valentine owner and winemaker Sam Baxter revisits the 2005 Wurtle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. erra Valentine sources from Spring Mountain District whose varied terrain shines through in the robust yet balanced style of the wines–exhibiting the true essence of the Spring Mountain District. While mountain viticulture presents its challenges, forContinue Reading

Grgich Hills Estate

Grgich Hills Estate Assistant Winemaker Kevin Vecchiarelli revisits the 2006 Yountivlle Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Beginning with the 2003 vintage, all Grgich Hills wines were labeled “Estate Grown.” This guarantees a consistently superior level of quality and it means that Grgich Hills will always remain a shining symbol of prestige andContinue Reading

Broman Cellars Throwback Thursday

Broman Cellars is a small family-owned and operated winery producing approximately 1000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Bob Broman is the owner and winemaker. Bob has over four decades of experience in the wine industry. He has previously worked for some of California’s best wineries including. Guenoc, St.Continue Reading

Sparkling Wine

In case you are wondering why the title is “49 Million Bubbles” let me explain, there are supposedly there 49 million bubbles in a bottle of true Champagne, although I have never met anyone who actually counted them. Most Americans only Drink Champagne or Sparkling wine once or twice aContinue Reading

Why you may want to consider buying by the case Many people regularly enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, opening at least a bottle or two of wine a week.  Most wine-drinkers purchase their bottle of wine when grocery shopping or on their way home for dinner.  Does thisContinue Reading

You’ve learned the difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. You are now ready to dive into a whole new undiscovered world of wine. There are thousands of wines made from varietals outside of the French noble grape varietals. This week we take a basic look at Aglianico, an ItalianContinue Reading

Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

Pronounced:     So-Vin-YAWN-Blonk Basics: Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine grape varietal that can offer distinctive flavors of citrus, melon, fig, herbs and grassiness. When it is made in oak barrels, the Sauvignon Blanc grape showcases its vanilla and creamy flavors.  This wine is typically light, crisp and fullContinue Reading

Just about every summer, I get asked “What is my favorite wine during a hot summer afternoon?” My response without hesitation is I love rosé wines from California, Spain and France. Most of the time, the reaction I receive from the person asking the question is one of shock andContinue Reading