Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Ballard Canyon Chardonnay: The AVA’s Poster Child of Diversity

C H A R D O N N A Y Looking up and down the California Coast, the best Chardonnay vineyards are planted in cool climates, usually right up against the Pacific. Most assume Ballard Canyon lies too far inland for great Chardonnay, but all bets are off when it comes to the East-West Santa Ynez Valley maritime chute. When Wes Hagen wrote Ballard Canyon’s Read More →


B A C K G R O U N D Tales of old Tuscan wines inspired us to make the 2013 Carbonic Sangiovese. Traditionally, villagers didn’t want to wait for their wine to age in order to enjoy. Their solution was simple: press wine before the end of fermentation to avoid rough tannins on the finish. The Italians apparently didn’t mind sacrificing the deep color Read More →


A once in a lifetime opportunity! 12 different bottles ranging from 12 to 17 years old pre-tasted and packaged to enjoy velvety, integrated, and mature. For our customers who don’t have the patience to age their wines or for those new to wine collecting; this mixed case instantly creates a deep cellar! $40 per bottle for non-club members and $30/bottle for club members these wines Read More →