Cellar Notes

Notes about the wines we have tried recently.

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2019 Sosie Rossi Ranch Red Blend: Made For A Meal

Sosie Wines proprietors Regina Bustamante and Scott MacFiggen are well acquainted with the wines of France, and that influence is reflected in the wines they craft. They source grapes from a number of very special vineyards in Northern California and take a light hand in winemaking. Rossi Ranch in Sonoma Valley is one of those special vineyards. We received this […]

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White Wines For Summer Imported by González Byass

Austria, Spain and Chile are represented in this group of white wines imported in the US by González Byass. In addition to the importer they share affordability and offer a variety of grape varieties to enjoy for summer sipping. We received these wines as tasting samples. 2020 Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen, Wachau, Austria — pale yellow with aromas […]

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Priest Ranch Napa Valley Grenache Blanc: A Taste of The Unexpected

Summer is here, temperatures are rising and we’re enjoying lighter meals. We’re grilling and trying to keep cool. White wines are more likely to grace our dinner table this time of year and Grenache Blanc is a delicious choice to accompany meals or sip before dinner. Grenache Blanc from Napa Valley isn’t the most common of choices, but Priest Ranch […]

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New Release Wines From The Pairing

Today we’re sipping three new releases from The Pairing that were sent to us as tasting samples. The Pairing range of wines is part of a highly-regarded family of wines that includes JONATA and The Hilt. This is our second taste of The Pairing wines. Matt Dees is the winemaker for all three ranges and the vineyard sources for The […]

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Wines From Around The World For Summer Sipping And Grilling

In the Northern Hemisphere summer officially begins on the summer solstice, June 20th this year. Temperatures have been summery for weeks where we live, and we are already regularly enjoying wine on the patio. So, the question of what to sip on warm afternoons or with a grilled meal is pressing. We have six choices from around the world, all […]

2017 Sullivan Rutherford Estates Coeur de Vigne, Rutherford, Napa Valley photo

Sullivan Rutherford Estate 2017 Coeur de Vigne

Today we’re sipping a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon blend that hails from Napa Valley’s Rutherford sub-AVA. We received this wine as a tasting sample and it provided us the opportunity to sip delicious wine and take a brief look at the region’s history. I never know where a wine I taste is going to take me. In the case of Coeur […]

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New Releases From Napa’s Flora Springs: Trilogy and Cabernet Sauvignon

Today we are sipping red wines from Napa Valley made by Flora Springs. Both wines are a celebration of quality winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon and family. We received both wines as tasting samples. From the very beginning Flora Springs has been a family operation. Flora and Jerry Komes purchased the abandoned winery, originally built between 1885 and 1900 at the foot […]

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Corvezzo Prosecco: Organic Prosecco Grown And Made Near Treviso

This has turned out to be Prosecco Week on Pull That Cork. It’s an unofficial designation, but this week has been filled with delicious Prosecco that has been perfect for springtime sipping. We’re ending the week, and Earth Month, by sipping and sharing organic Corvezzo Prosecco, which we received as tasting samples. Giovanni Corvezzo is the third generation to lead […]