2013 Black Ink Red Blend


The 2013 Black Ink Red is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Zinfandel sourced from more than one California grape growing Ava. When 85% of the grapes in the bottle come from one AVA (such as Napa, Lodi, Paso Robles, etc..), then you will see that AVA shown on the front label. If none of the grapes reach 85% then the wine is designated a California wine. Black Ink is a brand … [Read more...]

2014 After Hours Rosé by Herman Story


How about this for an endorsement: the 2014 "After Hours" Rosé by Herman Story is one of the best Rosés we've ever had. Period. And it's only one fun-ass wine from a portfolio of many - from a very fun-ass winemaker: first name Russell, last name From. They are so much fun over there at Herman Story Wines (we had a chance to visit them at their downtown Paso Robles HQ lately), … [Read more...]

Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


The Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Merlot sourced from Oak Ridge estate vineyards in the Lodi AVA of  California's Central Valley. To be a single varietal wine, the grape shown on the label must make up a minimum of 75% of the wine. Old Soul is one of Oak Ridge Winery's labels, it is the oldest winery in Lodi and they have 5 generations of … [Read more...]

Old Soul Chardonnay 2013


The Old Soul Chardonnay 2013 is sourced from Oak Ridge Winery estate vineyards located in the Lodi AVA of northern California. Oak Ridge is the oldest winery in Lodi (founded in the 1930s) and is currently owned by the Maggio and Reynolds families who have 5 generations of vineyard and wine making experience. Lodi is about 70 miles east of the San Francisco Bay and south and … [Read more...]

Old Soul Pinot Noir 2014


The Old Soul Pinot Noir 2014 is Pinot Noir with Zinfandel and Merlot blended in, sourced from vineyards in the Lodi AVA at the northern end of the Central Valley Region of Northern California. Lodi is located east of the San Francisco Bay, south and east of Napa. The temperature can be very warm during the day, but Pacific Ocean winds moderate the climate. Old Soul is a label … [Read more...]