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…

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…

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…

T.G.I.F. Champagne and the like…2005 Iron Horse Vineyard Russian Cuvée

This week it’s another  sparkler is from Iron Horse Vineyards in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma.  It’s one of four Sonoma sparkling wine houses (the others being J, Korbel and Gloria Ferrer) in Sonoma County. They are a family owned winery founded by Audrey and Barry Sterling.  Iron Horse produces a variety of vintage sparkling wines along with still wines (Pinot…