Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

Meet a Winemaker: Regis Chaigne

Before we get to the interview, I have a confession to make…I suffer from too-many-ideas-too-little-time-itis.  It’s plagued me for a while now and has resulted in a few purchased web domains, email conversation and pitch decks with friends that fall … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Meet a Winemaker, Sauvignon Blanc

Carhartt Winery: Backyard Watering Hole

Carhartt Winery is located in downtown Los Olivos, right on the corner as you turn in from Route 154.  It’s almost hidden under a handful of large shady trees along the sidewalk.  It’s an unassuming building (on the road to … Continue reading

Merlot, Rhone, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, USA

Foxen Winery: Tasting Bordeaux, Contemplating Tattoos

Foxen Winery has been around since 1985 and produces a number of different wines from their own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  The one vineyard they own is the only dry farmed vineyard in the region, meaning the grapes … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, USA

Joseph Phelps: Sheeeep!!!

Driving into Joseph Phelps makes you feel like you’re entering some exotic New Zealand winery. (At least this is what I imagine a NZ winery to be like.) You’ve got the rolling green hills, the windy road through the vineyards … Continue reading

Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

Allez Le Blancs! French Whites for Spring

What better way to celebrate the coming spring than with some whites wines from France — putting our favorite French white to the test. Up until a few years ago, Linda and I knew nothing about French wine, red or … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Chardonnay, France, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine

Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc ’10

Paying a lot of money for a bottle of white is always tough for Linda and me.  We just don’t find that of a big difference between a $10 bottle and a $40 bottle.  That said, there are some bad … Continue reading

Sauvignon Blanc, USA, White Wine

Honig Family Winery: Ask for Katie

Our second stop on that ridiculously beautiful Saturday in Napa was Honig Family Winery. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one — I had never heard of it, the winery was tucked away off the beaten path (could … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine