Philippe Melka 

This are some of the wines, made from one of the best #winemakers of the world, according to Robert Parker: Philippe Melka  He is the Titan of the terroir, where every single wine he touches, even that are mostly Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux blends, they express diversity and provenance of the Vineyard.  I was lucky…

2010 Westerly Fletcher’s Red

AVA: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara COMPOSITION: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc WINEMAKING NOTES: After hand sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels,…

Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013 – Honig

WINEMAKING NOTES FRUIT 88% Honig Estate Sauvignon Blanc,2.0% Honig Estate Muscat and 10% Honig Estate Semillon. VINEYARD The fruit is from select blocks of our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley. WINEMAKING A portion of the blend was selected from lots that were fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks and subsequently aged…

Wine trends for 2015

Although sales of wine have recovered strongly from the depths of the recession, Impact Databank reports that the total U.S. wine market only grew 0.3 percent in 2014 to a volume of 322 million nine-liter cases. The tepid sales result largely from weak on-premise sales in restaurants and bars. The report is from the current…