Speed Tasting #10 2015 Anaba Turbine White

Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, picpoul.

Pineapple, creamy, smoky nose. Retails for $32. Apple on the palate, with more stone fruit. img_4120


Speed Tasting #9 2016 Dancing Coyote Gruner Veltliner

From Clarksburg, CA. All estate grown fruit. Family owned winery.

Light, grassy, melon, great acidity. Very refreshing. $11.99. Screaming bargain.img_4119

Speed Tasting #8 2015 William Hill North Coast Chardonnay

Retails for $17. Fermented in stainless steel, aged with staves.

Stone fruit, baked apples, spices, brown sugar on the finish.


Speed Tasting #7 2016 Acumen Sauvignon Blanc

Both barrel and steel fermented. Sur lies.

Slight vanilla cream on the nose, lemon, stone fruit, light, sprightly, good acidity. img_4116

Speed Tasting #6 2014 Leto Chardonnay

“This is their dream come true.”

Work with small growers where they can work directly with the farmer.

Under 1000 cases produced.

Austere, steely Chardonnay. Lemon. img_4115

Speed Dating #5 Hanna 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Bright, vibrant aroma. Stone fruit, grass, soft citrus, grape fruit. Jumps out of the glass. Nice acidity.

Retails for $19.99. Very good bargain. img_4114

Speed Tasting #4 2015 Antica Block A26

Owned by the Antiori Family from Tuscany. 26th generation of the family business. First year managed by females! 10th oldest family business in the world.

Sell 90% of fruit to other Napa wineries. Only produce 10,000 cases.

Atlas Peak Chardonnay.

Vanilla bean, fresh basked bread. img_4113

Speed Tasting #3 2015 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay

Lemon. Creamy. Little green notes.

80% of productions comes to US. img_4112

Speed Tasting #2 2016 Lugana Villabella

Grape is Turbiana which is a new grape for me.

Meyer lemon, really crisp, lovely acidity. With a nice creaminess on the finish. Retails between $16-19. img_4110

Speed Tasting #1 Gloria Ferrer

We’re getting a brand new wine, the 2010 Anniversary Cuvée. Grapes hung a bit longer in a cooler climate that year. Aged on lees for 5.5 years before release. Blanc de noir with a dose of 33% Chardonnay. Retails for $40.

Biscuit, yeasty, nice acidity. Baked apple. Cherry. Very interesting blend.

From the only Ferrer property in CA.