Tag Archives: Lo-Fi

Wines For All The Times


I was lucky enough to do a little comparative tasting of these two similar varities. Jura-vision is taking over some of the more brave of California’s winemakers and I’d much rather see the likes of these grapes then say sangio or another gsm blend…..I suggest just trying one if you can find it. Totally different and unique.

2012 Two Shepherds Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi Vineyard, Russian River – $27.00

2014 Stolpman Trousseau ‘Combe’, Stolpman Vinyards, Ballard Canyon – $??



Inspired by Grand Budapest Hotel the Adami Prosseco was just enough crisp to cut through the frosting lathered and choc filled choux pastry. Sublime.

Ramonet. C’est tout.

Sparkling white goes perfect with sushi!!!!      

                                        

Mike Roth is making insane natural wine in Santa Barbara. This guy is a blend of syrah, grenache and even some counoise. Lighter style, with lots of stems but insanely good. So happy this stuff is coming out of SB County. Went perfect with that beast of a burger….something in that acidity

It’s something about the pineapple in this wine that makes me think California. It’s bright with a bit of weight on the palate, just a fresh, quenching drop. A wine perfectly matched with a classic SoCal dish.

Mike Roth made this wine too when he was a Martian. However biodynamique vudu guru Phillipe Armenier has since taken over the winery responsibilities. His wine will be released soon…..something to watch out for….

Very excited that by the BD pedigree in my backyard.

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the freaky-lookin’, soily, green crowd


A handful of Santa Barbara County’s (and beyond) green conscious winemakers….some are organic, some are bio, guess which one was natural.

All wines are available at Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant

 

2013 J Brix Carignan, McCormick Ranch Vineyard, San Diego County

2013 J Brix Carignan, McCormick Ranch Vineyard, San Diego County (!?) ///// Winemaker: Jody Brix Towe (yes that’s his middle name) ///// http://www.jbrix.com

2013 Lo-Fi Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley

2013 Lo-Fi Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley – $26 ///// Winemaker: Mike Roth ///// http://lofi-wines.com

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2013 Amplify Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley – $20 ///// Winemaker: Cameron Porter (also the somm at Los Olivos Cafe)

2013 Roark Wine Co. Chenin Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

2013 Roark Wine Co. Chenin Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley – $18                  Winemaker: Ryan Roark             http://roarkwinecompany.com

2013 Solminer Syrah, Estate Reserve 'Nebullite', Santa Ynez Valley - $38

2013 Solminer Syrah, Estate Reserve ‘Nebullite’, Santa Ynez Valley – $38 ///// Winemaker: David deLaski ///// http://www.solminer.com

2012 A Tribute to Grace Grenache, Shake Ridge Ranch, Amador County

2012 A Tribute to Grace Grenache, Shake Ridge Ranch, Amador County – $75 ///// Winemaker: Angela Osborne ///// http://gracewinecompany.com

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