Bottle Notes

New Releases from Wonderment Wines

Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook. The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the vineyards distinctive style and expression. Stephanie honed her winemaking skills at Robert Biale Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate and Spy Valley in New Zealand before going out on her own. Stephanie recently sent me her new releases to review. 2015 Wonderment…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

New Release Zins from Wonderment Wines

Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook. The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the vineyards distinctive style and expression. Stephanie honed her winemaking skills at Robert Biale Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate and Spy Valley in New Zealand before going out on her own. Stephanie recently sent me her new Zins to review. 2015 Wonderment…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2008 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . They have also recently added their first whites, two blends from historic, old-vine vineyards plus Sonoma…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (11/14/16)

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. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviews the 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs. Randy Caparoso writes A Lucas Family Lodi Thanksgiving. Just Grapes reviews the 2010 Schoolhouse Vineyard Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend.…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/7/16)

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. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviews the 2011 Elyse Zinfandel Morisoli Vineyard. Ray Isle writes What are Red Blends, Really? Esther Mobley writes California Taps into Bright Young Things…

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Bottle Notes

New Releases from Wonderment Wines

Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook. The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the vineyards distinctive style and expression. Stephanie honed her winemaking skills at Robert Biale Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate and Spy Valley in New Zealand before going out on her own. Stephanie recently sent me her new releases to review. 2014 Wonderment…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2014 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Pritchett Peaks Vineyard

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list. The November Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Pritchett Peaks Vineyard. Wonderment Wines was…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (11/2/15)

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. Cheers! The Wines of Lodi, CA writes In 1907 Lodi Celebrated Grapes Like No Other American City Never-Ever Has. Paso Robles Wineries writes Toast to Paderewski Fest with…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2013 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Burton Ranch Vineyard

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list. The November Zinfandel of the Month is the 2013 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Burton Ranch Vineyard. Wonderment Wines was…

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Bottle Notes

New Releases from Wonderment Wines

Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook. The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the vineyards distinctive style and expression. Stephanie honed her winemaking skills at Robert Biale Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate and Spy Valley in New Zealand before going out on her own. Stephanie recently sent me her new releases to review. 2013 Wonderment…

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