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Vineyard Views

MECURY HEAD napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

The best way to celebrate the holiday season Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship of winemaker David Phinney of Orin swift Cellars. The Mercury Head is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stagecoach, Emerson Day and Morisoli vineyards. This vintage has intensity and traditional complexity. We tried this...

Enoteca

Enoteca is an Italian word that is derived from the Greek word Οινοθήκη, which literally means “wine repository”, but it is used to describe a special type of local or regional wine shop that originated in Italy. When in Italy, enoteca in specific towns will feature wines from their...

Going “Really” Old School

A number of wineries are once again experimenting aging wine in clay amphora. This wine making technique goes back nearly 6000 years. This vessel is fermenting Pinot Noir at the Patricia Green Winery in Oregon....

Spring Bud Break

It’s that time of the year where the winemaking process begins: in the vineyards. The little green pellets will some become clusters of grapes, picked, fermented, bottled, shipped and consumed. Here’s to a great 2022 harvest in the making....

1928 Ayala Champagne

It was a few years ago, a good customer brought in to our store his prized double magnum of vintage Champagne. He often wondered how a great old sparkling would taste and asked for our help on how to open and pour the bubbly. The cork itself was fused...

Cabernet in the Morning

High atop Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley, morning fog coats Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are near ready for harvest....

What a Fiasco.

The straw covered bottles of Chianti or Valpolicella are called a fiasco....