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Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011

Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011

Sandhi WinesChardonnaySanta Barbara County201113.5% ABV | Price: $33 (media sample) | 1,730 cases produced I must preface my remarks with confessional chagrin: you cannot…

Two Handsome Wines

Two Handsome Wines

Two handsome wines—Burgundian but not from Burgundy—keynoted the weekend.

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon WinesPinot Noir “Roma’s Vineyard” Anderson Valley201013.4% ABV | Price: about $45 (media sample) Roma’s Vineyard rolls along a ridge top overlooking Boonville, California,…

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

An interview with Cornerstone Cellars winemaker Jeff Keene, with tasting notes on the new Rocks! blends and Napa Valley Cabernet.

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. JohnSyrah “Bassetti Vineyard” San Luis Obispo County200113.7% ABV | Price: about $45 Bassetti Vineyard, says winemaker Steve Edmunds, is an exceptional site….

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2010 12.9% ABV | Price: about $20 This wine is a blend of 72% vermentino and 28% grenache…

Zing

Zing

Twisted Oak Grenache Blanc “Calaveras County” 2010 13.2% ABV | Price: about $24* This wine is 94% grenache blanc and 6% viognier. Only a…