Archive for July, 2018

Italy Italy Italy

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 July 2018 by stephen wayne

What a fantastic tasting at Renegade last night with Giuseppe Russo (Girolamo Russo, Mt Etna), Andrea Piccin (Grifalco, Basilicata), and Jessica Garver (Oliver McCrum Wines). Every wine was a clear favorite. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd #girolamorusso #grifalco

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Giovanna!

Posted in Uncategorized on 10 July 2018 by stephen wayne

Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. She makes this one wine, “La Trame” (the intrigues). 7000 vines per hectare dedicated to Sangiovese with a few rows of Fogliatonda. This is Sangiovese in its purest form unencumbered by manipulation or new oak. We call this wine ferociously elegant. Graceful and impeccably balanced. Cellar for 5+years or decant for 4-5 hours before enjoying with a nice rack of lamb. In stock ($52). We are open today until 6 PM and the rest of the week until 6 PM. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd

Pineau (bless you!)

Posted in Uncategorized on 5 July 2018 by stephen wayne

Pineau d’Aunis – also known as Chenin Noir – is a little known varietal grown in the Loire Valley (King Henry Plantagenet loved it so much he brought the wine to England in 1246). It’s grown in tiny quantities by a handful of producers. Complex and subtle are good adjectives to describe the wine. This one is made in the ‘natural’ way with very low sulpher added. Open this and let breath for an hour or two. Then enjoy. As Eric Asimov has said, “put this on your to-do list.” $30 and in stock. Oh, and the winemaker Nathalie Gaubicher is a gem! #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805