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This month we had 28 winery updates and 33 wineries releasing wine.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a joyous holiday.

Spent a day in Reims, Champagne and started the day at Veuve Clicquot.

The steps to descend down to the Champagne caves.
The steps to descend down to the Champagne caves.

Veuve Clicquot.
Veuve Clicquot caves.

Veuve Clicquot.
Veuve Clicquot caves are massive and perfectly temperature controlled.

Veuve Clicquot.
Veuve Clicquot cave walls are soft clay and can easily be scraped.

Veuve Clicquot.
Our tour guide shines a flashlight to show the yeast in the bottle and explains the process of riddling rack.

Veuve Clicquot.
The riddling rack was invented by Madame Clicquot and is used by a riddler to turn the bottles twice daily to slowly move the sediment to the neck of the bottle.

Veuve Clicquot.
The famous Veuve Clicquot vintage steps highlighting the declared vintage years.

Veuve Clicquot.
Veuve Clicquot shop.

Reims Notre Dame.
Although not as famous as the Notre Dame in Paris, the Reims Notre Dame is also impressive.

Reims Notre Dame.
Inside the Reims Notre Dame.

Reims Notre Dame.
Inside the Reims Notre Dame with me.

Pommery lunch.
We had lunch at Pommery and for 75 euros and tasted three Champagnes and had a wonderful lunch.

Pommery lunch.
Our main course, such a delight.

The winery list with social platforms has been updated. See the list here or use the links below:

Wineries with various social media links

  • 1,884 Wineries with Facebook accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 1,884 Wineries with Facebook accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 1,420 Wineries with Twitter accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 1,420 Wineries with Twitter accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 1,160 Wineries with Instagram accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 1,160 Wineries with Instagram accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 1,731 Wineries with Winery Mailing List Links (alphabetically ordered)
  • 1,731 Wineries with Winery Mailing List Links (regionally ordered)
  • 186 Wineries with Yelp accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 186 Wineries with Yelp accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 42 Wineries with Tripadvisor accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 42 Wineries with Tripadvisor accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 111 Wineries with Pinterest accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 111 Wineries with Pinterest accounts (regionally ordered)
  • 83 Wineries with YouTube accounts (alphabetically ordered)
  • 83 Wineries with YouTube accounts (regionally ordered)

    And now, onto the wine releases...

    January 2022 Wine Releases

    • Arista Winery; 2020 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2020 Anderson Valley Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 Mononi Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2020 Mendocino Ridge Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir
    • Beckmen Vineyards; 2019 Los Olivos District TLB Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah ($74)
    • Beekeeper Cellars; 2018 Sonoma Valley Montecillo Vineyard Zinfandel ($65)
    • Bevan Cellars; 2019 Napa Valley Oakville Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Napa Valley Oakville The Calixtro Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Napa Valley Curmudgeon Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Byington Winery; 2018 Alexander Valley Tin Cross Vineyard Vince's Verdot Petit Verdot ($45), 2019 Alexander Valley Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Tin Cross Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine Chardonnay ($50)
    • Cakebread Cellars; 2018 Napa Valley Vaca Cabernet Sauvignon ($95)
    • Chanin; 2019 Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay, 2019 Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir
    • Crocker & Starr; 2021 Estate Rose
    • Deovlet Wines; 2019 Zotovich Family Vineyard Chardonnay ($45), 2019 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay ($45), 2020 Ramato Pinot Grigio ($35), 2020 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Blanc ($35)
    • Devium; 2021 Lewis Peak Vineyard Petillant Naturel Malbec/Riesling
    • Di Arie Vineyard & Winery; 2010 Elisheva Red Wine Blend
    • Dirty Laundry Vineyard; 2021 Hush Ros� (14,000 cases, $20)
    • �cluse Wines; 2019 Intonation (150 cases, $52)
    • Hesperian Wines; 2017 Kitoko Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Witha Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Pawa Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Iron Horse Vineyards ; 2018 Chinese Year of the Tiger Cuvee
    • J Dusi Wines; 2021 Pinot Grigio
    • Kelleher Family Vineyard; 2019 Sonoma Coast Ten Grand Pinot Noir ($75)
    • Las Jaras Wines; 2020 Trousseau Gris, 2021 Slipper Sippers Nouveau, 2020 Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir, 2020 Chenin Blanc, 2019 Sweet Berry Wine
    • Lloyd Cellars; 2020 Carneros Chardonnay, 2018 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, 2019 Clarksburg Prescription Vineyards Chardonnay, 2019 Alexander Valley Prescription Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
    • MacRostie Winery; 2018 Sonoma Coast Sparkling Ros� Chardonnay/Pinot Noir ($52)
    • Materra Wines; 2021 Napa Valley Oak Knoll District Yoshino Ros� Malbec ($24)
    • Mercer; 2018 Horse Heaven Hills Small Lot Malbec ($32)
    • Outpost Estate Wines; 2019 True Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($175), 2019 True Vineyard Immigrant ($125), 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($108)
    • Patland Estate Vineyards; 2018 Select Barrel Reserve Malbec (125 cases, $110)
    • Reeve Wines; 2019 Anderson Valley Kiser Vineyard Upper Block Pinot Noir ($115), 2019 Anderson Valley Kiser Vineyard Lower Block Pinot Noir ($115), 2019 Anderson Valley Kiser Vineyard Suitcase Block Pinot Noir ($145), 2019 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Franc ($58), 2019 Sonoma Coast Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir ($225 per 1.5L)
    • Rockway Vineyards; 2020 Riesling, 2020 Gewurztraminer, 2020 Clubhouse White, 2020 Small Lot Chardonnay, 2019 Staterra Red, 2019 Meritage
    • Scott Harvey Wines; 2019 Amador Reserve Syrah, 2019 Amador Reserve Zinfandel
    • Silver Oak Cellars; 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($140)
    • Smith Devereux; NV Napa Valley Zetta Red Blend Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah ($64)
    • St. Clair Brown Winery; 2021 North Coast Muscat ($38 per 375ml)
    • Tank Garage Winery; 2019 California Fifteen Red Wine Valdigui�/Syrah/Roussanne/Grenache Blanc ($38), 2019 California Hey DJ Save Us Tonight Red Wine Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre/Cinsault (295 cases, $52), 2019 California The Benefits of Solitude Red Wine Cinsault/Pinot Noir/Grenache/Mourv�dre (285 cases, $48), NV California Gigolo White Wine Gr�ner Veltliner/Roussanne/Chenin Blanc/Grenache Blanc (295 cases, $38)
    • Tolosa Winery; 2019 1772 Pinot Noir , 2020 1772 Chardonnay, 2019 1772 Grenache
    • Walter Dacon Wines; 2013 Grenache

    February 2022 Wine Releases

    • Anomaly Vineyards; 2019 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (1,200 cases, $150)
    • Ceritas Wines; 2020 Trout Gulch Chardonnay, 2020 Peter Martin Ray Chardonnay, 2020 Occidental Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 Cuv�e Annabelle Pinot Noir
    • Crocker & Starr; 2019 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Di Costanzo; 2019 Moon Mountain Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (105 cases), 2019 Napa Valley Coombsville Caldwell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (200 cases)
    • Fulcrum Wines; 2019 Anderson Valley Conzelman Vineyard Pinot Noir (167 cases, $68), 2020 Alexander Valley Chardonnay (104 cases, $39)
    • Iron Horse Vineyards ; 2018 Ocean Reserve
    • Lewis Cellars; 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020 Reserve Chardonnay, 2020 Barcaglia Lane Chardonnay
    • Lobo Wines; 2018 Napa Valley Pinot Noir (285 cases, $50)
    • McKahn Family Cellars; 2021 Amador County Shenandoah Valley Ros� of Grenache (650 cases, $28)
    • Parra Wine Co; 2021 Rojas-Martinez Vineyard Riesling, 2021 Zenith Vineyard El Carbonico Tempranillo
    • Pedroncelli Winery & Vineyards; 2018 Wisdom Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Perliss Vineyards; 2019 The Ravens Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Pearl of The Ravens Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Pulido-Walker; 2019 Napa Valley St. Helena Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Quivet Cellars; 2020 Napa Valley Las Madres Hulda Block Syrah, 2020 Napa Valley Calistoga Kenefick Ranch 100 % Whole Cluster Syrah, 2020 Kenefick Ranch Vineyard Syrah
    • Scott Harvey Wines; 2019 Amador Mountain Select Zinfandel
    • Villa Ragazzi; 2018 Napa Valley Sangiovese's Winery Newsletters and Mailing Lists Sign Up Page: Click here.

    The following 28 winery information pages have been updated since December 15, 2021:

    Wine Quote of the Month: "Drink wine in winter for cold, and in summer for heat. H.T. Bohn

    Till next month.

    Neil Monnens

    Special thanks to the following sponsors of Arbios Cellars, Bacio Divino, Bonaccorsi Wine Company, Cellars33, Gamba Vineyards and Winery, Herb Lamb Vineyards, Lucia Vineyards, Parry Cellars, Rocca Family Vineyards, School House Vineyard, Snowden Vineyards, Selene Wines, Seven Stones Winery, Stein Family Wines, Steltzner Vineyards and VIADER Vineyards & Winery. They help make WineRelease possible.

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