Birichino

Based in Santa Cruz, and drawing on a combined 35 years making and selling wine at Bonny Doon, co-founders Alex Krause and John Locke are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise and puckishness with a particular fondness for varieties that provide enormous pleasure and reestablish a direct connection to the sensual world.

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Malvasia Bianca

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • Hard to beat Monte Rosso for Cali field blends and Zin. We went nuts ... ... for the Murietta and some Birichino Malvasia (hello, NG) on the way home. BTW, my local Safeway, which has pretty good wine, had exactly NO viognier--so OT wins a bet he did not mak Read More

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  • NOTHING confused me... had a friend INSIST it was fantastic and should ... to ... ... to get screwed twice.My Birichino that I like so much is only 13.99 and dances circles around this swil Read More

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  • Birichino Monterey Malvasia Bianca 2012

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    Wine review by napagirl68


  • JenniferT,Absolutely.  Most reputable wineries will take back the bottle ... of my fav small wineries, Birichino, using screwcaps.&nbs Read More

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  • Yep.  Just opened a $$ pinot and it is corked.  Additionally, I was at a tasting room in Sonoma less than two weeks ago, and they opened a great wine... corked.  That is now two...  I forget how these come for me, but I live in fear of opening another.   Truthfully,  I overcame my fear and opened another bottle of a different pinot.  While openi... Read More

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  • Foxy,Yes, I get most,but  not all, of my Birichino from Dave.  Have you tried the Cinsault?My fave is the Grenache...  good value wines, but also great group of winemakers/artisans... these folks work together.  Since most of this area, SCM/Monterey, wines are small lot, you'll have winemakers that make wine for several labels.... sometimes they... Read More

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  • Lucha, no link!  Okay, I'll head over there. Been drinking ... ... ... wanted to comment on the Birichino:  JD, they are pretty easy to find around here.  Not huge, but you have to shop in the odd grape aisle to find them. Just had a Malvasia from them, and have had some rose as well.  I'd put them in the same category as Dancing Coyote, but w... Read More

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  •  2012 Birichino Cinsault Bechthold Vineyard.Very tight.. and yes, this is a very young wine....Perhaps needs some time.  Tight, bright red fruits on this baby. Coffee, rose, and a tad of raspberry on the nose- nose is gorgeous. Palate brings tight red, acidic fruit, a  quick finish which lacks some complexity at this point.  12% ETOH, one of the... Read More

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  • Nice little Cali Tempranillo here...   Pierce Ranch Vineyards, ... ... even has his hands in on my Birichino, that I love so much.http://www.grape-nutz.com/kenz/11_brand.html &nbs Read More

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  • Birichino Vin Gris California 2011

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    Wine review by napagirl68


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  • Birichino make only the Malvasia Bianca to date, not the Tuscan wine somehow tagged here also.

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