Leaderboard 3.0

  March 22, 2021  We are exhilarated to present to you the wines from our friends Erin and Massimo Di Costanzo and their namesake winery in Napa Valley. In 2002 with a Viticulture and Enology diploma in hand, Massimo apprenticed on four continents eager to learn his craft and the culture of wine on the global stage. He laid down roots in Napa Valley working for several small and esteemed estate wineries where he began to articulate his own winemaking vision. We have been followers since the first vintage in 2010 where only four barrels were produced. We are very humbled to...

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Leaderboard 2.O

March 9, 2021 This week we are very excited to feature the wines from Jolie-Laide -- translating loosely to “Pretty-Ugly,” a French term of endearment to describe something that is unconventionally beautiful.   Winemaker Scott Schultz has created a cult following for his small Sonoma project. Now in its 4th vintage, these wines are sold out on the mailing list year in and out.  Scott’s passion for wine was ignited when he moved to Napa from Chicago in 2007.  He began his transition into the winemaking world as Wine Director at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Napa Valley. As he explains, “Everyone...

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Leaderboard 1.0

March 2, 2021 We are excited to kick off our Leaderboard this week highlighting the wines from winemaker Kenny Likitprakong and his Ghostwriter Label. The Ghostwriter dates back to 2008 where the goal then and now is to realize the immense potential of the Santa Cruz Mountains and produce wines that are unique in California, lasting, and delicious. The Santa Cruz Appellation overshadowed by its tony neighbors of Sonoma and Napa has been producing some of the most compelling longer-lived wines in California since the 1960’s. Kenny 's influences come from his predecessors Martin Ray, Ridge Vineyards, Mt Eden, Bonny...

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