Reviews & Recognition


Piece Offering

By Brett Anderson, Robb Report, October 2013
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Introduced with the 2004 vintage, Pièce de Résistance has since been discreetly sold to Pahlmeyer’s allocation list. Read More

Red, white and hue

By Bill St. John, Chicago Tribune, May 2013
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Glimmers of green, hints of brown all tell a tale in wine. Read More

40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

Meet the rising young stars who are changing the way the world drinks. Read More

Sonoma Coast's New A-Lister

By Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
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At age one, California's Fort Ross-Seaview AVA is already making its mark with elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Read More

California’s Best Chardonnays

By James Laube, Wine Spectator, July 2012
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30 producers who set the gold standard for quality Read More

Who'll Save Merlot?

By Jeffery Lindenmuth, Food Arts, June 2012
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Having survived the slings and arrows of overexposure and bad press, is Merlot now ready for a comeback? Winemakers and sommeliers ponder the hopeful future of this stalwart varietal.  In 2006, Jeff Smith, winemaker and owner of Hourglass Vineyards, purchased Blueline, a hillside vineyard tucked away just north of St. Helena, California, planting it to Bordeaux varie­ties, including three acres of Merlot. Planted near the height of the grape’s unpopularity, these Merlot vines covered three… Read More

Napa Valley Classification: Napa Valley's 1st and 2nd Growths

By Pekka Nuikki & Juha Lihtonen, American FINE Wine Magazine, August 2009
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The world of wine is vast. The number of producers alone is almost 200,000. Wine brands number many times that, and there are dozens of wine-producing countries. For the wine consumer the situation is double-edged. On the one hand, the seemingly limitless choice and huge price range means there is something for everyone, but how does the customer find a genuinely quality wine that is worth its price among all the bottles laid out along the shelves of the wine store? Click here for the full… Read More