Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvee

Scot & Jake Bilbro – Marietta Cellars

There are a few wineries that have helped put Alexander Valley in northern Sonoma County on the world stage of wine growing and production. Wineries such as Robert Young, Jordan Vineyards, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Murphy Goode, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, White Oak, and others certainly played a large part in establishing the region as a premier AVA (American Viticultural Area).

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Despite selling his PRISONER brand to the the Huneeus Family empire (now known as The Prisoner Wine Company) in 2010, Dave Phinney’s ORIN SWIFT label has been steadily building a loyal fan based following of wine lovers who enjoy rich, “crowd-pleasing”, immensely satisfying wines.

In the latest issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the current releases of Orin Swift wines fared extremely well. A stellar example of one of Orin Swift’s white wines is the 2013 MANNEQUIN.
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My fiance, who is otherwise appropriately territorial, has told me that if ever I am going to be permitted a hall pass in our relationship it will be for Jancis Robinson alone. Robinson, who has been writing about wine for 40 years now, is the lead editor and general force behind The Oxford Companion to Wine,

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The wine made in Monterey County is gaining worldwide recognition. “You can’t beat it here,” said Salinas resident Michael Howell. “You just go down the road any way you want to here, to any one of these wineries, and you’ve got some good wines.”

The growing attention to the coastal vineyards is putting Monterey County on many lists of top wine destinations in the world.
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Work set to begin on state-of-the-art facility that could eventually house more than 850,000 cases of wine.

It’s home to Europe’s only population of wild monkeys and a labyrinth of tunnels that criss-cross through its limestone rock. Gibraltar could soon also be home to investment-grade wine from around the world, with work set to begin this month on transforming the rock into a state-of-the-art wine cellar.
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