Bottle Notes, Petite Sirah

2014 Once & Future Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Joel Peterson founded Ravenswood Winery in 1976 with a focus on Single Vineyard Zinfandel. Ravenswood was immensely successful and over time began producing in excess of a million cases per year. Once & Future is the return to the original vision Joel had for Ravenswood so many years ago – a small project specializing in wines from unique older vineyards. At present…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2013 No Girls Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard – Bottle Notes

No Girls Wines is a partnership between famed Cayuse vigneron Christophe Baron and longtime friend and Cayuse general manager, Trevor Dorland. The fruit comes from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate as the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a profile all its own. Elizabeth…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (3/9/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 V Sattui Zinfandel Mounts Vineyard. Virginie Boone writes Napa Winemakers’ After-Hours Passion Projects Fuel Creativity and Community. Randy Caparoso writes Precedent’s Latest…

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Bottle Notes, Merlot

2008 Leonetti Merlot – Bottle Notes

Leonetti Cellar was founded in 1977 by Gary and Nancy Figgins. Leonetti, along with Quilceda Creek and Woodward Canyon put premium Washington Cabernet Sauvignon on the radar of wine consumers across the United States. Leonetti also produces one of the very best domestic Merlots. Leonetti is part of Figgins Family Wine Estates. Chris Figgins is now in charge of the…

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Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Kosta Browne was founded in the late nineties by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In 2009 controlling interest was sold to Vincraft for close to $40 million. In 2015 J.W. Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm, bought out Vincraft. Most recently Kosta Browne was purchased by Duckhorn Wine Company. With these investments have come numerous changes including a new Winery (Gallery)…

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Random Musings

Cayuse Release Party Cancelled

Received email today that the Cayuse Release Party was cancelled. This follows on the heels of last week’s Betz Release Party being cancelled. On a larger scale Taste Washington was also cancelled. This all makes sense. Having 100’s if not 1000’s of people mingling in a confined space spitting into buckets sounds problematic right now. I’m actually surprised that The…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (3/2/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 Turley Zinfandel Fredericks Vineyard. Napa Valley Register writes Zinfandel Weekend in Paso Robles March 20-22. Elin McCoy writes Great Deals in California…

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