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WineRelease.com's January 15, 2012 Monthly Newsletter.


Greetings from WineRelease.com, now 1,832 winery listings strong.

I hope your 2012 is off to a great start. We spent the week between Christmas and New Years’ doing some projects around the house, going through storage, etc, finishing off the week with New Years’ Eve dinner with friends, who all happen to be in the wine trade, (making for some interesting bottles). At the close of the night, we played ‘name that varietal / region / vintage’, a game that’s probably best experienced earlier in the evening; I think half the fun was the wide range of responses. There was actually one person who was able to name all three, while the rest of us struggled to nail down one aspect. Regardless, there are no losers in that game.

In Northern California, we’ve been experiencing unseasonably warm weather. A few nights ago, my wife, the baby and I walked down to the Marina district for dinner at Pacific Catch, serving a great fish/rice bowl, enjoying our meal outside under the heat lamps. The warm weather has coincided nicely with the procurement of a new grill (Merry Christmas to us from us). It’s amazing how delicious a simple trout can be, stuffed with lemon, rosemary from the garden, a bit of olive oil and salt & pepper, when cooked on the grill. (As a slight novice in outdoor barbecuing, I’d welcome any recipes that you’d like to share...)

Probably the best thing about the grill is it gives us a great excuse to not only experiment with meats, fish, and vegetables, but also, the wines for pairing. I look forward to sharing with you some of successes brought to you by our sponsors, in the coming months.

For those not living the warm NorCal climate, I hope this month’s issue finds you staying warm and dry and enjoying excellent wines.

And now, onto the wine.


January 2012 Wine Releases

  • Agharta; 2006 Red Wine Syrah/Grenache/Viognier (146 cases, $90), 2009 Cataclysm Marsanne/Viognier/Roussanne (225 cases, $45)
  • Andesite Vineyard; 2008 Mervignon Bordeax Blend (153 cases, $48)
  • Athair; 2009 Sonoma Mountain Farina Vineyards Chardonnay (112 cases, $38), 2009 Russian River Valley Calegari Vineyards Pinot Noir (112 cases $42)
  • A Tribute to Grace Wine Company; 2009 Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Grenache (197 cases, $39), 2009 Vogelzang Vineyard Grenache (50 cases, $43)
  • August West; 2010 Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir (122 cases, $45), 2010 Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir (373 cases, $45), 2010 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir (164 cases, $45)
  • Bishop’s Peak; 2009 Elevation Red
  • Bogle Winery; 2010 California Pinot Noir
  • Casa Larga Vineyards; 2010 Gewürztraminer, 2009 French Oak Chardonnay, 2009 American Oak Chardonnay, 2009 Hungarian Oak Chardonnay
  • Cimarossa; 2008 Riva di Ponente Cabernet Sauvignon (115 cases, $75),2008 Riva di Levante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (115 cases, $75)
  • Darioush Winery; 2009 Napa Valley Signature Shiraz (1,276 cases, $74)
  • Domaine Carneros; 2010 Pinot Clair White Pinot Noir ($48)
  • DoubleBack; 2009 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($89)
  • Dutch Henry Winery; 2007 Napa Valley Chafen Family Vineyards Two Red Heads Red Wine Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah
  • Freemark Abbey Winery; 2007 Rutherford Bosché Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($75)
  • Gilbert Cellars; 2009 Allobroges Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre/Counoise ($22)
  • Girardet Wine Cellars; 2011 Umpqua Valley Estate Pinot Gris (375 cases, $15)
  • Grayson Cellars; 2010 Pinot Noir
  • Hall Winery; 2009 Ellie's Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Keever Vineyards; 2009 Inspirado Bordeaux-Style Blend Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc (280 cases, $68)
  • Lake Sonoma Winery; 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($21)
  • Longboard Vineyards; 2010 Point Break Red Blend ($24), 2008 Dakine Syrah, 2010 Zinfandel ($33)
  • Malk Family Vineyards; 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (256 cases, $80)
  • Margerum Wine Company; 2008 Colson Canyon Syrah, 2008 Black Oak Syrah, 2008 Purisima Mountain Syrah, 2008 Alondra de los Prados Syrah, 2008 ÜBER Syrah
  • Mount Palomar Winery; 2009 Reserve Cabernet Franc ($48)
  • Nichelini Winery; 2009 Petite Sirah
  • Novy Cellars; 2009 Garys’ Vineyard Syrah (125 cases, $33)
  • Ojai Vineyard; 2008 Clos Pepe Pinot Noir (140 cases, $44)
  • Orfila Vineyards; 2010 Estate Lotus Rhone-Styled White Wine ($29)
  • Pessagno Winery; 2009 Four Boys Vineyard Pinot Noir (211 cases, $55), 2009 Idyll Times Vineyard Pinot Noir ($40), 2009 Manzoni Estate Vineyard Syrah ($35)
  • Robert Sinskey Vineyards; 2008 Napa Valley Stags Leap District SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($95)
  • Roche Winery; 2010 Santa Barbara County Viognier (120 cases, $19)
  • Rombi; 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (75 cases, $70), 2007 Merlot (50 cases, $55)
  • Scott Harvey Wines; 2009 Amador County J&S Reserve Syrah ($32), 2009 Amador County Shenandoah Valley Mountain Selection Barbera ($20)
  • Selene Wines; 2006 Napa Valley Chesler Red Wine (487 cases, $50)
  • Siduri Wines; 2010 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir (241 cases, $50), 2010 Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir (96 cases, $50), 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (1,940 cases, $30)
  • Sojourn Cellars; 2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (925 cases, $39), 2010 Rodgers Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir (375 cases $48), 2010 Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (800 cases, $48), 2010 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir (975 cases, $48), 2009 Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (125 cases, $95), 2009 Home Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (150 cases, $39)
  • Spann Vineyards; 2009 California Mo Zin (1,250 cases, $20), 2010 North Coast Chardonnay/Viognier ($20)
  • Talley Vineyards; 2010 Edna Valley Chardonnay
  • Terra Valentine; 2008 Napa Valley Spring Mountain District Marriage Red Wine Blend
  • The Four Graces; 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc
  • Vines on the Marycrest; 2008 Paso Robles Petite Sirah (40 cases, $28)

February 2012 Wine Releases

  • Chasseur Winery; 2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay (225 cases, $27.50), 2010 Sonoma County Pinot Noir (655 cases, $30)
  • Dashe Cellars ; 2009 Florence Vineyard Zinfandel (450 cases, $32)
  • Far Niente Winery; 2009 Napa Valley Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($75)
  • Flora Springs Winery; 2009 Trilogy Red Wine
  • Gemstone Vineyard; 2009 Estate Red Blend, 2009 Estate Chardonnay
  • Girard Winery; 2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Jelly Jar Wine; 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel
  • L'Aventure; 2011 Estate Rose (250 cases, $30)
  • Lewis Cellars; 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay, 2010 Barcaglia Lane Russian River Chardonnay
  • Parallel Wines; 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (1,255 cases, $60)
  • Patel Winery; 2009 Napa Valley Red Wine (200 cases)
  • Relic; 2010 Sonoma Coast Kashaya Pinot Noir, 2010 Napa Valley Ritual Mourvedre/Grenache/Carignane/Syrah/Petite Sirah, 2009 Napa Valley Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Robert Karl Cellars; 2009 Claret (1500 cases, $20)
  • School House Vineyard; 2008 Pinot Noir 2008 Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend, 2008 Mescolanza Syrah Blend, 2009 Chardonnay
  • Shane Wine Cellars; 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Terra Blanca Vineyards; 2008 Red Mountain Onyx Red Wine
  • Vaughn Duffy; 2011 Sonoma County Rose' of Pinot Noir (355 cases, $16), 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (99 cases, $39)
  • William Church Winery; 2009 Bishop's Blend Red Wine (490 cases, $21)
  • Zeitgeist Cellars; 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Russian River Valley Trousseau Gris

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