Author archives: Jesse Razo

Orin Swift Cellars

Orin Swift Cellars   The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few…

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The Prisoner Wine Company

About “The Prisoner” Prisoner Wine Co.’s Iconic Red Blend, “The Prisoner“ has developed a devout and loyal following. Year after year the legion of Prisoner fans increases, and the wine does not disappoint fans of concentrated, lush red blends. “The Prisoner” was launched 13 years ago by David Phinney. The wine revolutionized the art of…

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Laird Estate

Laird Estate   The Laird story begins nearly sixty-four years ago outside of South Boston Virginia as twelve-year-old Ken Laird drove his mule wagon through tight rows of sticky, fit-to-be-harvested tobacco leaves. As the gooey bundles were thrown up onto the wagon, little Ken led his mule team to the curing barn. It was there,…

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Walter Hansel Winery

Walter Hansel Winery… Walter Hansel was a lifelong wine lover who first planted vineyards in 1978 just down the road from Kistler and Dehlinger. Stephen Hansel, Walter’s son, planted additional acres in the late 1980s, founded the winery in 1996, and made the first commercial vintage. All of the fruit is hand-harvested and prices are…

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Carne Humana Wine

CARNE HUMANA…. 2011 is just the second vintage of Carne Humana, a Prisoner style Proprietary Red, (Reminiscent of Orin Swift’s high end PAPILLON Blend), made by Derek Beitler of the Caymus family. The wine is bottled at Caymus Winery, and fruit is sourced from world class vineyards located in the Northern part of Napa Valley.…

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DuMol Wines

DuMol Wines   If you have been on my email list for any length of time, you know which Chardonnay producers are my favorites in California… and when asked, one of the first names to escape my lips is DuMOL. For my palate, DuMOL produces some of the most balanced, elegantly styled and sophisticated wines…

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Martinelli Winery

Martinelli Winery   The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since 1887. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini eloped from their small village in the Toscany region of Italy, making their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. Giuseppe…

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Silver Oak

 Silver Oak “The Original “Cult” Cabernet….” Silver Oak Cellars was one of the original “cult” wineries producing exciting Cabernet Sauvignon from both Napa and Alexander Valley under the leadership of wine country icon, Justin Meyer. For more than 40 years, Silver Oak has remained one of the most recognized names in Premium California Cabernet Sauvignon.…

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Lewis Cellars

Lewis Cellars In 1992 Debbie and Randy Lewis established a small family winery in Napa Valley and were later joined by their son Dennis in 1999. Total production is approximately 9,000 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. We are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and…

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Wine Country Connection

Warehouse & Offices

3633 Regional Parkway, Unit 145

Santa Rosa

CA 95403

800-294-9463 (WINE)

Wine Shop & Tasting Room

6484 Washington St. Suite E

Yountville, CA 94599

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