TYLER 2018 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir

Few of California’s young winemakers possess the regional mastery that is illustrated by the work of Justin Willett of Tyler Winery. A native of Santa Barbara, Justin founded Tyler in 2005 with eight barrels tucked away in the corner of Arcadian Winery, where he honed his approach to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as assistant winemaker. […]

DONUM 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir

In 2001, Anne Moller-Racke, Donum’s founder and winegrower set out to make the best Pinot Noir from their Carneros vineyard.  This exploration evolved with the addition of acreage including their Winside Vineyard in Russian River.  Their quest is to craft complete, site-specific wines.  Winemaker Dan Fishman finishes with his signature winemaker style. This wine is a […]

Graziano and Fayard: a winning pairing

Please join us Thursday, February 6 for the next installment of our Winemaker Dinner series.  Hawks chef Michael Fagnoni will prepare a curated five-course dinner hosted by Marcus and famed winemaker Julien Fayard.  While the menu is still under development, the wines have been selected and are sure to please: 2018 Nicholson Jones Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville […]

You’re going to want this wine on your Timeline

Winemaker Trevor Sheehan had a strong working knowledge of producers and vineyards from acclaimed regions around the globe well before he turned 30.  He then started Precision Wine Company to showcase the complexity of flavor, diversity of terroir and distinct characteristics of California’s appellations and wine regions. With his knowledge, and by surveying the current landscape […]

Shibumi Knoll…Gesundheit!

We had to go there…this afternoon I offered a glass of Shibumi Knoll to a client and he responded with “Gesundheit!”. All joking aside, Shibumi Knoll Owners Don and Joann Ross were inspired to name their vineyard home after the book and concept of Shibumi, a Japanese word describing a physical and emotional state which […]

Everyone needs a Mascot!

This newly released vintage of The Mascot, now $134.95 at Capitol Cellars, is outstanding. As you may know, The Mascot began early on as an experiment by Bill Harlan’s son Will and is produced from younger vines of Promontory, Harlan Estate ($1,500), and BOND’s Grand Cru ($600) vineyard sites. An otherwise even growing season in 2014 […]