Rosé Wine from Ascension Cellars and Theopolis Vineyards

It is a Rosé Wine Kind of Day

I think Rosé describes the best type of wine to enjoy during the summer months. Something about Rosé wine speaks to warm weather, days filled with sunshine, outdoor eating and barbecues. Perhaps its refreshing crispness or the flavors of summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and stone fruits like peaches, apricots and nectarines help define

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Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr: A female winemaker’s quest for terroir driven Cabernet Franc

There are many prominent female winemakers making their mark on an industry that was established predominately by men. One such woman is Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr has an affinity for Cabernet Franc. The winery is celebrating their 20th year of producing wine, which shows the prowess and stamina of the woman behind this

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Ehler Estate Wines

Stars of Cabernet: A tribute to Cabernet Sauvignon

Yearning to discover a new winery can be the most intriguing part of attending a wine tasting and this year’s Stars of Cabernet, presented by WineLA, provided an opportunity to experience some superb wines from wineries not yet on Written Palette’s radar. There were six wineries that made an impression along with one old favorite.

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Rarecat Wines St Emilion

Rarecat Wines: A California take on Saint-Emilion

Like the winery’s name, the Rarecat Saint-Emilion is a rarity for both Rarecat Wines and the California wine industry. The story behind this wine is also something unique that signifies the philosophy of winery owner Sharon Kazan Harris. Rarecat Wines are defined as single vineyard wines that often do not reveal themselves all at once.

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Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines

Arcudi Wines: The wine behind one man’s leap of faith

Life takes many twists and turns and for many winemakers their career beginnings drove them down quite a different path. Besides the approach to winemaking, it is this past that can also define the future of their style of winemaking. This is especially true for Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines. Being of Italian decent, Tony grew

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Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc

Lang & Reed: Exemplifying Cabernet Franc & Chenin Blanc

Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California. Our friendship came about through a common

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars: The wines of the past, present and future

One of the beauties of wine is its ability to age and develop over time. For a wine writer it is a delight when a winery offers to let you explore some of there oldies and in the case of wine goodies. The best way to observe this maturity and development is a vertical tasting.

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Rarecat Wines

Rarecat Wine: Creating distinctive Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in the case of Rarecat Wines it is the splendor of the wine and the female inspiration behind these wines. For Sharon Kazan Harris, owner of Rarecat Wine, it is about that rare exquisiteness that can be found when you least expect it. Sometimes it does

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