Classic Pairings – Chardonnay

Classic Pairings – Chardonnay

Whether we’re shucking Humboldt oysters in January or grilling local rock cod in August, pairing the ocean’s bounty with our mineral-driven Chardonnay is always satisfying on a deep level. Two of the best values in our stable of Chardonnays are district...
Pinot Noir for All

Pinot Noir for All

There is no season for Pinot Noir. Because it marries well with the bounty of every season, you will find it on the dining tables of those-in-the-know throughout the year. In the coldest months we open bottles with duck confit, pork shoulder, and pretty much anything...
Merging

Merging

Some of the world’s greatest wines are blends. If nothing else, some of the greatest wine values are. Kevin and I have always sought the mid-range village wines from Burgundy, Piedmont, and the Mosel—he as a sommelier and I as a wine drinker. These ‘working man’...
Whites your Fishmonger will Love

Whites your Fishmonger will Love

Many of our long-time list members know that the best values in our Cellar are the appellation wines — those made from a blend of proximate vineyard sites in a single viticultural area. Our goal for these California wines is to capture the nuance of that area....
Carignan, the Black Sheep

Carignan, the Black Sheep

We’re going to let you in on a little insider secret: if you like modestly priced, medium-bodied reds with complex fruit and savory notes…you should be drinking California Carignan. There is a reason the sommelier community (and hipster nation) and our...
Mendocino Organic

Mendocino Organic

Green Rush Despite the fact that Mendocino county borders Sonoma County, it maintains an identity all its own. Mendo’s “green” credentials are unsurpassed by any other wine region in the world. The majority of the region’s 18,800 planted acres remain in the...