Tag Archives: pinot noir

California’s Redwood Valley Tasting: Onward Wines Hawkeye Ranch Rosé and Pinot Noir

Onward Hawkeye Ranch Rose 2013 Onward Wines was launched by Faith Armstrong-Foster after several years working in the wine-making industry. The Johnson Family, owners of Onward’s heritage vineyard, Hawkeye Ranch, are fifth generation farmers with a strong sense of community and long-term commitment to sustainable production. The wines produced are 100% Pinot Noir, which thrives in the Redwood Valley’s cool-climate ... Read More »

French Value Reds Tasting: Champy Bourgogne Rouge, Volnay and Domaine L’ostal Cazes Estibals


Champy Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2012 Champy Bourgogne Rouge is the entry level Pinot of Maison Champy, the first “Maison de Vin”, or negociant, founded in 1720. As far as we know, Maison Champy is the oldest trading negociant still in business today. Winemaker Dimitri Bazas came to Burgundy in 1991 and honed experience at numerous famed producers, either as ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Melville Vineyards & Winery

Melville Vineyards

Originally growing Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon at a Sonoma property purchased in 1989, Ron Melville today is known for producing excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier. Searching for greater distinction and a unique challenge, Ron founded Melville Vineyards & Winery in 1996 with over 80 acres of prime terroir in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of California’s Santa ... Read More »

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