New Papillon Red Blend by Orin Swift Rocks

The wine equivalent of a long distance runner, Orin Swift's Papillon moves across the palate with stamina and escalating energy, building definition with each new stride. With all five Bordeaux varietals entering the race, the 2014 trained for 16 months in...

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Consistently Delicious | Walter Hansel New Releases

Like sitting front-and-center at the grand opera, and instead of strings, woodwinds and percussions vibrating throughout, penetrating flavors permeate your palate, hitting every note along the way with perfect clarity. Consistently rated in the mid 90's,...

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Wine Aroma Kit | Learn What You Love About Wine

LE NEZ DU VIN WINE AROMA KITS The Worlds Ultimate Wine Education Tool What is the single most important thing you can do to appreciate wine at an even higher level? The answer is simple... to be able to better identify the characteristics in wine that make...

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Gamba Estate Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel | RRV

After Robert Parker's latest visit to the winery, he alerted readers... "... Gamba's name is going to have to be included with some of the stars of Sonoma, such as Hartford Court, Carlisle, Bedrock and even the superstar Turley over in Napa." ...

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Three Brilliant Sancerres

Sancerre is a French wine Appellation d’Origins Contrôlée, or AOC, located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley in central France. The vineyards surrounding the town of Sancerre are primarily associated with Sauvignon Blanc, although some Pinot Noir is...

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Silver Oak Cellars | The Original Cult Cabernet

Widely recognized as the original Cult Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak has a proven track record that spans more than 4 decades, producing wines that are age-worthy, yet delicious upon release. An absolute classic, with the structure to go two decades, the...

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Duckhorn Vineyards’ Latest Triumph in WA

Hatched from 13 of the top vineyards along Washington State's revered Red Mountain AVA, an area that's produced a quarry of high 90's scores, the new Canvasback is rich and full-bodied, and now with a year in the bottle the flavors are really taking...

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The Prisoner Red Wine Blend Continues Its Roll

Certainly one of THE most recognizable labels in the country, if not the world for serious wine buffs. Since its debut in 2000, The Prisoner red wine blend has revolutionized the art of blending, faithfully dispensing the wildly provocative aromas and...

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Iconic Chardonnay Helped Put Napa Valley on the Map

One of California's most celebrated Chardonnays, Chateau Montelena made a pivotal statement at the 1976 Judgement in Paris when their 1973 Chardonnay came in 1st place, eclipsing all other French and California Chardonnays at the historic tasting, as...

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How to Open a Wax Top Wine Bottle

Wine bottles with a wax top can often seem intimidating, but they don't have to be. In fact, opening a wax topped wine bottle is quite simple. Some of my customers love taking a wax topped wine bottle to a restaurant, and after seeing the pensive look on their...

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