Wine Reviews

Over The Top Wine Tasting Experiences

Close your eyes, point to any one of the more than 800 wineries on the Napa Valley and Sonoma County winery maps, and there is little doubt that your blind selection yields…

Gordon Ramsay Wines: Celebrating the Best of California

While British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may still be known to many for his fiery temper on TV’s Hell’s Kitchen, he is also one of the most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in the…

Take Flight with Napa Valley’s Aileron Estates

Aileron Estates wines are alone worthy of a wine country visit. Add a pre-tasting, scenic, bi-plane ride over Sonoma, and Aileron becomes a wine tasting must-do. Unlike any other wine adventure within…

Champagne Chat: Billecart-Salmon’s Owner Gives Us the Scoop

 Our family motto is: “Give priority to quality, thrive for excellence.” I think that summarizes things quite well.  People who know—know. If you don’t know, you need to join the cult of Billecart-Salmon, a…

BRION Boasts a Bevy of Fine Winemakers 

In creating his new eponymous wine brand and winery, Brion Wise chose a novel approach. Rather than hire one famed winemaker, Wise gathered three, each at the top of his game, and…

The Essence of Excellence: Kenzo Estate

When those in the know are asked to name the most beautiful Napa Valley winery, Kenzo Estate unfailingly makes the short list. And when wine country visitors seek the best in private…

Champagnes Over Which to Woo Your Valentine

Whether your Valentine’s Day plans entail time spent with a special someone, or a relaxing evening alone at home, the occasion provides a time to reflect on all of the love in…

Under-the-Radar and Oh So Fine: Sill Family Vineyards Wine

When Napa Valley’s Oakville Grocery stocked its wine shelves with the best representatives of each Napa AVA (American Viticultural Area), it selected Sill Family Vineyards to represent Atlas Peak. The small production,…