2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel #WineStudio

2015 Pedroncelli Dry Rosé of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Pedroncelli has been making an “intentional” rosé of Zinfandel since the mid-50s!  Fruit for this wine is sourced  from  the Pedroncelli estate Home Ranch and Buchnignan Vineyard.   It is crafted by combining free run juice from early picked grapes (60% of the blend) and 40% saignée (juice drawn…

A Taste of Ferrari-Carano #FCSummerReds

Last week I participated in an online tasting featuring three summer red wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery.  The virtual tasting featured Rebecka Deike, associate winemaker for all red wines at Ferrari-Carano, moderator Chelsea Kurnick of McCue Communications, and a select group of wine bloggers. “As winemaker for our red wines, I love the seasonal experiences and…

A Taste of Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc #DCVSauvBlanc

Last month, I was invited to participate in a virtual wine tasting on Twitter featuring three premium Sauvignon Blanc from Dry Creek Valley. The tasting featured winemakers Tim Bell of Dry Creek Vineyard, Emmett Reed of Gustafson Family Vineyards, and Ed Sbragia of Sbragia Family Vineyards. It was moderated by Michelle McCue, president of McCue Communications I…

Recap of 2015 Passport to Dry Creek Valley #DCVPassport

My wife, a friend of ours and I attended past weekend’s Passport to Dry Creek Valley. This was the 26th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley.  For the uninitiated, here’s a description of the event: Passport to Dry Creek Valley® was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley®, as a time every year…

#DrinkPink Rosé of the Week: 2012 Dashe Cellars Vin Gris

It’s that time of year… Yes, it’s Rosé season!. With that in mind, I’ve embarked upon a series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings.  This week’s Rosé is the 2012 Dashe Cellars Vin Gris. The Winery Dashe Cellars, founded by Michael and Ann Dashe in 1996, is an urban winery located near Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. Michael Dashe is the Winemaker,…

Drink Pink! Rosé of the Week: 2012 Quivira Grenache Rosé

It’s that time of year… Yes, it’s Rosé season!. With that in mind, I’ve embarked upon a   series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings.  This week’s Rosé is the 2012 Quivira Grenache Rosé Dry Creek Valley. The Winery Quivira Vineyards and Winery, located in Healdsburg, CA specializes in Zinfandel, Sauvignon, and Rhône varietals.  The Quivira estate is composed of four distinct vineyards…

2013 ZAP Zinfandel Festival Recap!

Last week I attended the 22nd Annual Zinfandel Festival.  It’s hosted by the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (“ZAP”).  This was my second year attending this mother of all things Zinfandel event. I attended two of the four events – Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings on Thursday, and the Grand Tasting on Saturday. Epicuria Epicuria, a “gourmet adventure”, is a walk around tasting…

Wine Of The Week; 2007 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine Of The Week is the 2007 Rosenblum Cellars Zindandel Rockpile Road Vineyard The Winery Rosenblum Cellars is an urban winery located in Alameda, CA.  It was founded by…