Monthly Archives: August 2014

New 2012 Releases from Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles

These new releases from Ledge Vineyards are impressive.  They are crafted by Mark Adams, former assistant winemaker to Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles.   They include two vineyard designated wines from top vineyards, two pretty Rhone blends, and … Continue reading

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Nuclear Engineer Invents Coravin, Radically Altering Wine Consumption

Greg Lambrecht has used his MIT degrees in nuclear and mechanical engineering to invent numerous medical devices, especially orthopedic and spinal implants, and also holds numerous patents in the fields of cardiology and gynecology.  Fortunately for wine drinkers, Greg has … Continue reading

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Sol Rouge: New Releases Lake County 2010-2012

Sol Rouge is a 70-acre family estate vineyard and winery located in the Mayacama Mountains of Lake County, California just north of Napa Valley. it is situated at elevations of over 1800 feet in the foothills of a dormant volcano … Continue reading

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Spann Vineyards: New Releases from Sonoma and California 2008-2012

Spann Vineyards is a small artisanal winery owned and operated by Peter and Betsy Spann (pictured left).  Their vineyards are located in the Mayacamas Mountains on a steeply terraced mountainside in Glen Ellen. They dry farm their vineyards and strive … Continue reading

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The Historic Monte Rosso Vineyard and its Wines

The Monte Rosso Vineyard in the eastern Sonoma Valley hills is considered one of the finest vineyards in Sonoma County. An historic vineyard situated at altitudes ranging from 700 to 1,240 feet, it was purchased by partners Benjamin Dreyfus and … Continue reading

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