707-225-7122 2075 SUMMIT LAKE DR
ANGWIN, CA 94515
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Genevieve and I are both tremendous Pinot Noir fans. We enjoy Pinots from all over the world. When it came time to start a small wine project, we wanted something that would reflect our own passions for wine and what we enjoy most about the business and the culture. A chance to make Pinot Noir, and more specifically Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, presented itself in the form of Summa Vineyard and Scott and Joan Zeller. I first met Scott while I was working at Turley in 1999. We fell out of touch for a few years before a good friend reconnected us in the summer of 2002. Genevieve and I jumped at a chance to work with Scott and Joan appreciating not only the fabulous opportunity to work with a vineyard as storied as Summa but we really appreciated their aesthetic. Trips to the vineyard yielded great Pinot grapes but also jams, dozens of eggs, fava beans, potatoes and homemade wines all made by the Zellers from their property. Scott has also introduced us to what will become a big part of the future of Read more »

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  • No AL, I'm on the right, Vino is in the center and his friend "B" ... ... really nice.'10 Rivers Marie Sliver Eagle - Gamey barnyardy nose turns to ripe black cherry, orange peel and pine needle with a hint of strawberry. Medium bodied, nice texture. Very aromatic'11 Walter Hansel Cahill Lane - Markedly lighter in color than the RM. Cinnamon a... Read More

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  • I have 4 bottles upright for tonight with vinOvinO and guests at Walter Hansel Bistro and Wine Bar2012 Arnot Roberts Trout Gulch Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains2010 Rivers-Marie Silver Eagle Pinot Noir2012 Jolie Laide Grenache-Syrah Rossi Ranch2012 Elementary Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon that I decanted this morning @ 5:30amWe'll see what... Read More

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  • Just when we thought this much fun couldn’t possibly continue we had day three.Started off with another fine breakfast at our B&B to lay in a good base and then off to our first appointment at Emeritus. Our enthusiastic host Laurel started us off with a taste of their Hallberg Ranch pinot and a tour of the vineyard and winery. This was followed ... Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • Take one if the few things that is working and change it. Zuf, you should be a ... the wine list and brought a Rivers Marie Summa Old Vines PN.This ranks as one if my top Sauvignon Blanc experiences. From nose to finish it delivers citrus, melon, fresh flowers, a grassy tang and racy acidity. Vibrant and alive. Tops the Mondavi To Kalons we ha... Read More

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  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the Atlantic. I'm liking Chambers Street more and more, the more I visit their offerings. These guys seem to understand wine in ways that I do and like. In their essay below there's a link to a current Asimov article on Muscadet. It's also well worth jumping to and reading.... Read More

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  • "Just like that, he's gone" So are all the guests and most of the wine. Over the top is a good descriptor. Just way too much wine to be able to fully appreciate each but I'm not complaining. What started out as a Halcón horizontal vertical turned into a 52 bottle private wine and food festival at Club Forestville. Guests arrived from far and wid... Read More

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  • Dude, nice lineup Thursday. I missed that one.Tonight we dined with Mr and Mrs ... ... and fully enjoyed a 2010 Rivers Marie B.Theiriot Chardonnay and a 2012 Wilde Farm Donnelley Creek Pinot Noir not to mention great company and wonderful food. Great precursor to what should be a fun evening tomorrow! Sorry, no pics as I left the phone at hom Read More

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  • How about Sonoma Coast? I was drinking RRV back in the days when Rochioli was ... ... So when I found Hirsch, Rivers Marie and several others over in The True I was like a pig in slop. You tryin' ta tell me that there's better pinot from all over Sonoma than you can find on the Coast? Get outta here!I of course suffer from severe accessibilit... Read More

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  • I'll tell you what, the one Bob gave them yesterday at the wedding was killer. Says RRV but I am curious what the blend is.Good lately? Wilde Farm Donnelley Creek AV, Holdredge Shaken Not Stirred RRV, Ancillary Sun Chase SCst, Lioco Klindt AV,  Gracianna "Estate" Mercedes Riverblock RRV, RYME Las Brisas Carneros, Rivers-Marie Silver Eagle SCst.H... Read More

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