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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Nope, just a normal 375 sample bottle DV. As for the notes... Got to taste ... remains of the Elysian and Rivers Marie and the notes come from those tastes. 2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/20/2014)Notes from night 2. Dark fruit, blackberry and plum, leather, cedar and a hint of sage on the nose. Medium plu... Read More

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  • Gee thanks guys! Today as been fun. First I stopped at Envy to see Mike, he was ... and am sipping on an '09 Rivers Marie Cab that I popped this morning. As for gifting wine being redundant, Mike didn't think so ;) he sent me home with a 375 of the Dr Crane  Reserve. The blending of the barrel samples today was the first taste he has had of the... Read More

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  • Come on Greg, seems you liked a few at your blind tasting. It's OK to admit ... notes late. Reminds me of Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast in that way. Nice dose of acid on the finish. Drained pretty quick over dinner. Nice QPR. Probably best over the next 5 years.&nbs Read More

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  • Snapped this shot a couple months ago when we were racking some Pinot for Ancillary and Patiné. Check out the shadow, "Fill 'er up!" So what Pinot Noir have you enjoyed lately. What characteristics did you like about it? What food did you pair it with?Tonight I'm opening a 2011 Copain "Les Voisins" Pinot Noir for a number of reasons.I haven't ta... Read More

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  • That was Brent. Next time you come up you'll have to visit and I'll ... step it up with a Myriad or Rivers Marie Cab. I don't get into them very often either. Need others to geek wit Read More

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  • Last week, outthere posted a nice one about some newer wineries that received props in Antonio Galloni's article about new California wineries.I had made plans with OT to meet up at Mike Smith's joint, the Carter winery, where he makes his own Myriad wines.  I had a half case of Myriad waiting for pickup and we were bringing my wife's new execut... Read More

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  • Lots of options here. Some of the exceed your pricing range but WTF, "go big or go home" right? You do have a cot set aside for me though. Don't you? ;)RRV2008 Holdredge "11"2011 Holdredge "Rolling Thunder"2011 Holdredge "Shaken Not Stirred"2006 Rhys Alesia Green Valley2008 Williams-Selyem Allen 2009 Sandler Keefer Ranch2009 Gracianna Bacigalupi... Read More

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  • An interesting article --http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/dining/kevin-pogue-seeks-washington-states-top-terroir.htmlI've yet to try any wines from Walla Walla -- simply not available here -- but keep reading about them. It's on my to-do list for if I ever visit the US. But it's particularly interesting to see they're taking terroir more seriou... Read More

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  • Help!Ok, ok...there's no crisis here in Dallas. However, I do have quandary. I just haven't developed an affinity for varietal New World pinot noir and I'm wondering what I'm missing. I'm looking for suggestions from you Snoothers.Keep in mind that I live in the Great (or Not So Great) State of Texas, where it's considerably more difficult to ac... Read More

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  • Well, it's a momentous time for a couple of us snoothers. Hope OT doesn't mind me sharing that he made the Saxum list last week, while today I got my first offer to buy Shafer Hillside Select. Since I bought, I'm now on the list...think it was about a three year wait for each of us. So much for not buying wine until summer! Read More

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