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Turley Wine Cellars: Defining California Zinfandel

Rattlesnake Ridge

It’s not often in the wine industry that we talk about single producers defining an entire category. But with Turley Wine Cellars, we get to do just that. Founded in 1993, Turley has helped establish the hugely popular modern California Zinfandel style characterized by its plush mouthfeel and complex fruit. Today Turley produces over 30 wines, predominately single vineyard designated ... Read More »

Cakebread Cellars: Quality, Consistency and Continuity in Napa

Cakebread Winery Ranch vineyards

By French standards, Cakebread Cellars is in its infancy.  Started on a hobbyist’s whim in 1973, it has risen to become a bastion of quality in the Napa Valley. Jack Cakebread started his working career in his family auto repair shop in Oakland, but as an amateur photographer he also had the chance to study with Ansel Adams. It was ... Read More »

Chateau Rayas: Family Dedication to Quality

Emmanuel Reynaud in the Vineyards

Offering a range of wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras and the Cotes du Rhone Villages, the Reynaud family is supremely dedicated to producing quality wines from their three family estates: Chateau Rayas, Chateau Fonsalette and Chateau des Tours. The family tradition of winemaking dates to 1880, when Albert Reynaud suddenly lost his hearing at the age of 45. ... Read More »

Burgundy and Bubbles Tasting: Jo Landron Brut Atmosphere, Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligote and Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet L’Estimee

Burgundy Vineyards

Jo Landron Brut Atmosphere Composed of 80% Folle Blanche and 20% Pinot Noir, the Atmosphere cuvee is a rich sparkling wine from the Muscadet region. The nose contains notes of citrus fruit, peach and red apple, while the palate reveals dark and toasty notes of blanched almonds and freshly baked bread. With a lengthy, refreshing finish, this wine is of ... Read More »

Denise’s Picks for May: Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico and Ampeleia Unlitro

Denise Barker - Assistant Wine Buyer

Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva and Ampeleia Unlitro Read More »

Bryan’s Picks for May: Mullineux Syrah and Ben Haines B Minor Marsanne-Roussanne

Bryan Matland -Sales Associate

Mullineux Syrah and Ben Haines B Minor Marsanne-Roussanne Read More »

Robert’s Picks for May: Goisot Exogyra Virgula and Mocali Brunello di Montalcino

Robert Vizet Wine Buyer

Goisot Exogyra Virgula and Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Read More »


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