Wine of the Day: 2013 Carlisle Grenache Rossi Ranch #GrenacheDay

2013 Carlisle Grenache Rossi Ranch – This delicious and distinctive wine  shows a depth I’ve seldom experienced with Grenache!  This wine is a blend of 91% Grenache and 9% Mourvèdre  sourced from the Rossi Ranch Vineyard, which was planted in 1910’s by Carlo Rossi. From the winery.…This wine is one of several surprises in 2013.  Normally…

A Taste Of Equavinity Wines

Equavinity Wines is a collaboration between two Sonoma icons — zinfandel impresario Bruce Patch and Russian River Vineyards, one of West County’s most recognizable wineries. I’ve previously featured Bruce Patch Wines on this blog (see “Additional Reading” below).  I was impressed with the wines.  So when Bruce Patch asked me if I was interested in receiving sample…

2015 Ellipsis Pinot Meunier Rose #WineStudio

2015 Ellipsis Wine Company Rose of Pinot Meunier Ellipsis Wine Company sources Pinot Meunier grapes are sourced from Christine’s Vineyard located in the Sonoma Coast AVA bordering Russian River Valley.  This is an “intentional”  rosé that’s a  blend of  90% Pinot Meunier, 5% Zin, and 5% Syrah. The grapes were picked at 24 brix and…

Zin-A-Palooza! Wine Tasting Club Blind Tastes Ten Zinfandels

The most recent gathering of the Pacific Pointe Wine Tasting Club (“PPWTC”) featured a Zin-A-Palooza! The PPWTC started in 2010.  Initially, we met every couple of months, but by popular demand we meet every six weeks or so these days.  We typically have a non-scoring event or two each year (the most recent was a record…

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…

Wine of the Week; 2011 Ridge Geyserville

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.  My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville. The Winery Ridge Vineyards  is a California winery with two estates, Monte Bello in Cupertino, and Lytton Springs in Healdsburg.  They are best known for producing…

Wine of the Week; 2011 Kokomo Pinot Noir Gopher Hill Block Peters 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.  My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Kokomo Pinot Noir Gopher Hill Block Peters Vineyard. From The Winery Perched on 120 acres of prime Dry Creek Valley east benchland vineyards known as…