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This month we had 116 winery updates and 67 wineries releasing wine.

Lots of wine updates since last month.

We spent the end of October in San Francisco with friends of ours from Paris. Besides the regular San Francisco attractions we spent a few days in St. Helena and it was great to get back to cooking on my BBQ.

I took Olivier and Marie to Beringer for a wine tasting and we did a blind tasting in one of their beautiful rooms and tasted two whites and four reds.

We had a great time with our ambassador Marisa as she later revealed the wines we were tasting; the Luminus Chardonnay from Oak Knoll and Reserve Chardonnay from Gamble Ranch. For the reds, we tasted the Bancroft Merlot (from Howell Mountain near our home), Private Reserve Cabernet, Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet and Marston Ranch Cabernet. It was a great tasting and Beringer is a beautiful historic place to represent the Napa Valley.

And now, onto the wine releases...

November 2022 Wine Releases

  • Addendum; 2018 Napa Valley Atlas Peak Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($135)
  • Armstrong Family Winery; 2019 Walla Walla Valley Sally Mac Cabernet Sauvignon ($60), 2018 David’s Folly Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc ($48), 2020 Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot ($44)
  • AXR Winery; 2020 Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay ($90)
  • Barlow Vineyards; 2019 Napa Valley Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon ($60)
  • Birichino; 2021 Santa Ynez Valley Old Vines Jurassic Park Chenin Blanc ($28), 2022 Car Car Glou Glou Akashita Carignane ($25), 2021 Central Coast St Georges Pinot Noir ($26), 2021 Bechthold Vineyard Old Vines Cinsault ($28), 2020 Santa Cruz Mountains St Georges Old Vines Zinfandel ($26), 2021 Pétulant Naturel Zinfandel Rosé ($27)
  • Boeschen Vineyards; 2019 Napa Valley Winchester Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($250)
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard; 2021 Central Coast Le Cigare Volant Grenache ($18)
  • Broc Cellars; 2021 Solano County Green Valley Wirth Ranch Valdiguié (193 cases, $36), 2022 California Nouveau (501 cases, $27)
  • Brookdale Vineyards; 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($65)
  • Cameron Hughes Wine; 2021 Monterey County Arroyo Seco Lot 880 Chardonnay ($16)
  • Cameron Winery; 2020 Clos Electrique Blanc & Rouge, 2020 Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir, 2020 Abbey Ridge Chardonnay, 2018 White Oak Nebbiolo Riserva, 2019 Julia Pinot Noir, 2019 Wadsworth Chardonnay
  • Carte Blanche; 2019 Napa Valley Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($175), 2019 Napa Valley The Mark Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petite Verdot ($175)
  • Casino Mine Ranch; 2016 Sierra Foothills Gran Reserva Tempranillo (30 cases)
  • Castoro Cellars; 2020 Paso Robles Blind Faith Vineyard Petite Sirah ($30), 2021 Balena Blend Viog­nier/Pinot Gri­gio/Falanghi­na/Grenache Blanc ($26)
  • Clos Du Val; NV Fiftieth Anniversary Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
  • Domaine Nicolas Jay; 2019 Yamhill-Carlton Bishop Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019 Nysa Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Drew; 2020 Mendocino Ridge Estate Field Selections Faîte De Mer Farm Pinot Noir ($80), 2021 Mendocino Ridge Mid Elevation Pinot Noir ($36), 2020 Mendocino Ridge Valenti Ranch Viognier ($48)
  • Etude Wines; 2020 Sta Rita Hills Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 Carneros Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir
  • Fairchild Estate; 2019 Napa Valley Stones No. 3 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fess Parker; 2018 Santa Barbara County Sibling Bubblery Sparkling Grenache ($49)
  • Fulcrum Wines; 2021 Sonoma Coast On Point Pinot Noir (171 cases, $42)
  • Gibbs Napa Valley; 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc (524 cases, $35), 2021 Napa Valley Chardonnay (588 cases, $26)
  • Heimark Vineyard; 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (563 cases)
  • Helvetia Winery; 2021 Willamette Valley Tualatin Hills Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Hestan Vineyards; 2018 Sonoma Coast Walala Vineyard Vincent Christopher Pinot Noir ($85)
  • Iconic Wines; 2022 Sprague Vineyard Nouveau Cinsault (50 cases, $20)
  • Iron Horse Vineyards ; 2018 Gratitude, 2018 Winter's Cuvee
  • Iron Hub Winery; 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($30), 2019 Triad Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre ($34)
  • J. Wilkes; 2020 Paso Robles Highlands District Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon ($50)
  • James Cole Estate Winery; 2019 Tyson Red Wine, 2019 Napa Valley Aliento Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Malbec (180 cases, $135), 2020 Marls Cabernet Sauvignon (250 cases, $80)
  • Kale Wines; 2017 Napa Valley Rutherford Heritage McGah Vineyard Grenache/Mourvédre (112 cases, $75), 2018 Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard Syrah (44 cases, $80)
  • Kramer Vineyards; 2022 Nouveau Pinot Noir ($24)
  • Le Cadeau Vineyard; 2019 Chehalem Mountains Côte Est Pinot Noir (206 cases, $60), 2019 Chehalem Mountains Rocheux Pinot Noir (230 cases, $60), 2019 Chardonnay ($45)
  • Lumen Wines; 2020 Santa Barbara County Alisos Canyon Grenache ($36)
  • Marilyn Wines; 2021 Alexander Valley Marilyn Cabernet Sauvignon ($45), 2021 Alexander Valley Irus Cabernet Sauvignon ($45)
  • Mark Herold Wines; 2018 Napa Valley Atlas Peak Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (130 cases, $155)
  • McGrail Vineyards and Winery; 2020 Livermore Valley Austin James Cabernet Sauvignon (232 cases, $55), 2020 Livermore Valley Shamus Patrick Red Blend (389 cases, $46), 2019 Livermore Valley James Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon (206 cases, $79), 2021 Livermore Valley Lucky 8 Vineyard Charlie Rae Chardonnay (528 cases, $38)
  • McKahn Family Cellars; 2021 Late Harvest Viognier
  • Métier; 2021 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($30)
  • Mount Saint Joseph Wines; 2020 Estate Cabernet Franc (175 cases, $45)
  • Natalie’s Estate Winery; 2019 Red Willow Vineyard Sangiovese, 2019 Petite Verdot, 2019 The Pine Vineyard Merlot, 2018 Rock Horse Ranch Stable 39 Blend
  • Page Wine Cellars; 2018 Page Proprietary Red, 2018 Vine|Vein, 2018 The Stash, 2018 Première Barrique
  • Parra Wine Co; 2019 Chehalem Mountains Keleri Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Patland Estate Vineyards; 2019 Mendocino Pinot Noir (150 cases, $110)
  • Pike Road Wines; 2021 Yamhill-Carlton Elk Cove Vineyards Route 47 Dessert Wine Muscat/Gewurztraminer/Riesling ($25 per 375ml)
  • Priest Ranch; 2018 Napa Valley Somerston Estate Brut Rosé of Syrah ($60)
  • Rasa Vineyards; 2020 Columbia Valley QED Reductio Ad Absurdum Syrah (92 cases, $42), 2020 Columbia Valley QED The Strong Law Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot (77 cases, $42), 2018 Walla Walla SJR Vineyard The Rocks District Veritas Sequitur Estate Syrah (121 cases, $135), 2018 Lewis-Clark Valley Rivaura Vineyard For the Love of the Game Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Malbec/Petit Verdot/Merlot (97 cases, $135)
  • RD Winery; 2021 Stampede Vineyard Fifth Moon Field Blend (35 cases, $30), 2019 Oakville Ranch Hundred Knot Khoai Cabernet Sauvignon (88 cases, $150)
  • RDLR Wine; 2019 Napa Valley Oakville Hundred Knot Khoai Cabernet Sauvignon (88 cases, $150)
  • Robert Mondavi Winery; 2019 Napa Valley To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($250)
  • Robert Sinskey Vineyards; 2017 Napa Valley Los Carneros Four Vineyards Pinot Noir (77 cases, $79)
  • Ron Rubin Winery; 2021 California Pam's Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon ($16)
  • Rosehall Run; 2020 St. Cindy Estate Grown Unfiltered Chardonnay ($74), 2020 St. Cindy Estate Grown Unfiltered Pinot Noir ($79)
  • Roy Piper Wines; 2018 Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($185), 2019 Napa Valley 60th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon (73 cases, $185)
  • Saviah Cellars; 2021 Walla Walla Valley Estate Vineyard Viognier (136 cases, $35), 2020 Walla Walla Valley Dugger Creek Vineyard Barbera (236 cases, $35), 2018 Walla Walla Valley Petit Verdot (148 cases, $45), 2020 The Rocks District Reserve Syrah, 2020 The Stones Speak Syrah (311 cases, $60), 2019 Walla Walla Valley The Stones Speak Estate Vineyard Tempranillo (118 cases, $55), 2019 Walla Walla Valley Dugger Creek Vineyard Nebbiolo (91 cases, $38), 2020 Walla Walla Valley Malbec (194 cases, $35)
  • Scott Harvey Wines; 2020 Amador Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel
  • Sjoeblom Winery; 2022 Sjöblom Glögg
  • Smith Story Wine Cellars; NV Sparkling Brut (600 cases, $47)
  • St. Clair Brown Winery; 2021 Sonoma County Bennett Valley Simpatico Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay (158 cases, $55)
  • Stone Griffon Vineyard; 2019 Syrah
  • Talley Vineyards; 2019 Estate Adobe Pinot Noir ($150)
  • Tantalus Wines; 2017 Okanagan Valley Totally Botrytis Affected Riesling (14 cases of 375ml, $87 per 375ml)
  • Tatomer Wines; 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir ($65), 2020 Santa Barbara County Meeresboden Grüner Veltliner ($28), 2020 Kick-on Ranch Riesling ($38)
  • The Calling Wines; 2019 Sonoma County Moon Mountain District Our Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon ($62), 2019 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($37)
  • Theorem Vineyards; 2020 Sonoma County Moon Mountain District Chardonnay ($58)
  • Winter's Hill Vineyard; 2019 Block 4 Pinot Noir (95 cases), 2019 Block 8 Pinot Noir (65 cases)
  • Yorba Wines; 2015 Sierra Foothills Yorba Barbera ($38)

December 2022 Wine Releases

  • Axios Wine; 2019 Napa Valley Worthy Sophia's Cuvee Bordeaux Blend
  • Fulcrum Wines; 2021 Carneros Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir (204 cases, $69)
  • J Dusi Wines; 2020 Paper Street Vineyard Zinfandel, 2020 Paper Street The Narrator Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre, 2020 Paper Street Cornflower Blue Mourvedre
  • Parra Wine Co; 2019 Rogue Valley Dulce Remedio Tempranillo Port Style Wine's Winery Newsletters and Mailing Lists Sign Up Page: Click here.

The following 116 winery information pages have been updated since October 20, 2022:

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Till next month.

Neil Monnens

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