Iconic Chardonnay Helped Put Napa Valley on the Map

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 depicted in...

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...

What Is Natural Wine and Should You Care?

Via vinepair.com You may have heard the term “natural wine” floating around. It’s not a new trend, though it seems to be getting more and more entrenched in mainstream wine-drinking culture. So we thought we’d break it down for you. Since the green...
Martinelli 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Martinelli 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

From an iconic Russian River Valley winery comes this new, enticing release of the Martinelli 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Martinelli Vineyards and Winery is known for producing world-class and highly acclaimed Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Syrah....

Stunning Napa Cabernet Franc | Diamond Mountain AVA

With a production of just 4 barrels, this rarely bottled varietal from James Joseph was created from some of the best Napa Cabernet Franc vines on Diamond Mountain, heightened with with a bit of Merlot and Malbec from Oakville. Release Date: September 1, 2016 Enjoy...

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