Just a fabulous example of how, if treated with respect, zinfandel can be completely satisfying. This was whole cluster, with a 30-day maceration, including daily pigeage. While it borders on... read more →
Why chardonnay? “Why not,” Hank said. It was time. He smiles. Was he being ironic? Nope. Well, not entirely. The fruit is from Matthew Rorick’s vineyards, whole cluster pressed, fermented... read more →
The almost 40-year-old, dry-farmed, ungrafted vines of the Jurassic Park vineyard have something special to say. They stand in brutal sunlight under a good floppy canopy, hiding from the nearby... read more →
I'm hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world. I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue. With this messiah thing going on, I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who crave the differences in each vintage, celebrate nuance and desire wines that make them think, laugh, and feel. Welcome.