Reviews & Recognition


Piece Offering

By , Robb Report, October 2013
Robb Report Oct 2013

Introduced with the 2004 vintage, Pièce de Résistance has since been discreetly sold to Pahlmeyer’s allocation list. Read More

Sonoma Coast's New A-Lister

By , Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
WE Apr 2013

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 , Wine Spectator, July 2012
WS CA Best Chard2

30 producers who set the gold standard for quality. Read More

Who'll Save Merlot?

By , Food Arts, June 2012
Food Arts June 2012

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