Week 10: Sommelier Feature: Domaine Sénéchaux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Week 10: Sommelier Feature: Domaine Sénéchaux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Domaine des Sénéchaux counts itself amongst the oldest vineyards in Castro Novo, the birthplace of the wines of Pape and the creation of ''appellations d’origine contrôlées''.

The Cazes family, owners of Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, purchased the Domaine des Sénéchaux in 2006 and are striving for excellence in this region.

Week 9: Sommelier Feature. Leviathan Wine, Blend in.

Week 9: Sommelier Feature. Leviathan Wine, Blend in.

Vinified by winemaker Andy Erickson, Leviathan is a rich, full wine with vibrant texture. Its complex flavors are derived from a unique blend which highlights the best of California -- carefully fine-tuned each vintage to create a bold, rich, enticing wine. T

Week 8: Sommelier Feature: Pascal Janvier from Jasnières. The Mineral Man.

Week 8: Sommelier Feature: Pascal Janvier from Jasnières. The Mineral Man.

One of the most exciting producers in our portfolio comes from the small region in the Loire Valley called Jasnières. Only 65 hectares of vineyards on Turonian chalk limestone, broken down into flinty clay on the steep slopes, Pascal farms only 9 ha to Chenin Blanc and Pineau d'Aunis.

Week 7: Sommelier Feature. Le Vigne di Zamò, Friuli

Week 7: Sommelier Feature. Le Vigne di Zamò, Friuli

This week's Sommelier Feature is one of Italy's most popular grape. Pink-colored, intense, textured and complex, the Ramato Pinot Grigio from Le Vigne di Zamò is worth reading about. Unlike the sea of neutral, boring PG, the Ramato is riding it's own wave.

Week 6: Sommelier Feature: Brewer-Clifton Acin Chardonnay

Week 6: Sommelier Feature: Brewer-Clifton Acin Chardonnay

The 2012 vintage is the the first release of the Single Vineyard Acin Chardonnay from Brewer-Clifton. Located across the road from the Machado vineyard at the end of Hapgood road, Acin is a gentle, north facing parcel, planted to just over an acre of Chardonnay. 

Week 3 Sommelier Feature: La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino

Week 3 Sommelier Feature: La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino

Our latest Sommelier Featured wine is the delicious Brunello di Montalcino from Fattoria La Gerla. The estate, which had the typical local name of Colombaio, belonged to the Biondi Santi family which achieved one of the best Brunellos of the area from there at the time. 

Sommelier Feature: Domaine de la Côte, Rajat Parr's American Burgundy

Sommelier Feature: Domaine de la Côte, Rajat Parr's American Burgundy

James Beard winner, renowned Sommelier and wine personality Rajat Parr's project in Santa Barbara called Domaine de la Côte.