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BIEN NACIDO ESTATE AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE

  Beginning in 2005 the Miller family, owners of Bien Nacido Vineyard and Solomon Hills Vineyard, began to make a small amount of wine under their label. Owners of Bien Nacido Vineyards since 1969, this vineyard has been the source of many great wines made by early wineries like Au Bon Climat, Qupé, and Bonny […]

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CALERA – LATEST RELEASES

My history with Calera goes back some 35 years when I first visited the new winery and tasted the first wines from the 1978 vintage. Since then I have followed their remarkable progress (to read my latest article based on my August 2015 visit including new and old wines and links to earlier articles click […]

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A VISIT TO TYLER WINERY

  Recently, I paid a visit to Tyler Winery in Lompoc, CA to taste the 2014 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs with Justin Willet, the owner and winemaker. Some of the wines were released for sale in March and the rest will be released for sale in September. If you love Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the […]

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MASSICAN WINERY

Massican is a very small winery in Calistoga that was founded by owner and winemaker Dan Petroski in 2009. The grapes are sourced mostly in Napa Valley and production is limited to white wines with current annual production around 1200 cases. The wines are available from the winery (with a release date each April) and […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS AND TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD

  NEW RELEASES Ridge Vineyards and Tablas Creek Vineyard are two California wineries producing consistently first rate wine that every wine lover should experience. Recent articles have covered them in depth and if you missed the articles click here. Following are notes on recent releases. There are many wonderful wines here that represent very good […]

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TYLER WINERY AND CHANIN WINE COMPANY

Two Outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Producers For the past several years I have written about these two relatively new wineries that are driven by young men, Justin Willett and Gavin Chanin, who have a passion to make wines that are balanced and made in a very natural way. These are wines that show beautifully […]

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Retrospective Review Volume III, Number 6

In the summer of 1982, Volume III, Number 6 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – A Case For Old Burgundies, Coming Attractions, 1979 Bordeaux, California Cabernet Sauvignons, More 1979 Red Burgundies, Distinctive New Wines, California Chardonnays, Selected Tasting Notes, Barrels and Bottles, and Cellar Notes. We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume […]

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CALERA WINE COMPANY

My history with Calera goes back to the very beginning in the early 1970s. More recently, I visited the winery again in 2011 and wrote an article entitled Kudos For Calera. And now I have just tasted the current releases (including the stunning 2010 Mt. Harlan Pinot Noirs) and revisited the winery to taste the […]

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TYLER WINERY

  I first became acquainted with this new winery just over 2 years ago. I was very impressed with the wines and the dedication and talent of owner/winemaker, Justin Willett. Here is what I had to say: Owner and winemaker Justin Willett started Tyler winery in 2005. Previously he had worked in vineyard management as […]

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REMEMBERING ROUSSANNE

  Introduction This article on Roussanne was written by contributing editor Greg McCluney. Greg has been writing about wine, beer, spirits, food, travel and restaurants since 1988 from his home bases in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa Bay, Florida, traveling most of the world’s wine regions to research and taste for his reports. (To read Greg’s biography […]

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