red wine

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1980. Topolos At Russian River Vineyards| Vintage Wine History and Information

CABERNET SAUVIGNON. 1980–TOPOLOS AT RUSSIAN RIVER VINEYARDS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | August 1983 This winemaker has flair. He does things in a different way. His label is sideways on the bottle!.. He puts his name on the label preceding the name of the winery, with the preposition “at” possibly implying that he comes first… read more »

Chateau Giscours, 1977. Margaux| Vintage Wine History and Information

CHATEAU GISCOURS. 1977 – MARGAUX by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | July 1983 The credentials of our red wine this month carries a lot of clout. If you know Bordeaux wines, you know about Chateau Giscours. It is situ­ated in the parish of Margaux, near the village of Labarde. The famous classification of 1855 for Medoc wines,… read more »

Viña Monty, 1975. Bodegas Montecillo| Vintage Wine History and Information

VIÑA MONTY. 1975 – BODEGAS MONTECILLO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr |   There were vineyards in Rioja when the Romans colonized this area of Spain. It was one of the first regions to be recaptured during the Reconquest, and it supplied wine in large quantity to the thirsty Conquistadors. By 1770 a ” Royal Society of… read more »

Bourgogne de Chapitre, 1980. Jaffelin| Vintage Wine History and Information

BOURGOGNE DE CHAPITRE. 1980. –  JAFFELIN by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | March 1983 The well known firm of Jaffelin of Beaune, France, (capital of Burgundy), is a typical example of the phenomenon of négociant-éleveur. To my knowledge, we do not have the equivalent profession in our country. We might have a few negotiants, but no… read more »

Barbera, 1980. Montevina Amador County. Special Selection | Vintage Wine History and Information

BARBERA. 1980 – MONTEVINA AMADOR COUNTY. SPECIAL SELECTION by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | February 1983 It has been 10 years since “Montevina Wines” was established. Walter Field, a retired banker from San Francisco should be very proud of the reputation his winery has gained. They have made news with their Zinfandels, Cabernets, Sauvignon Blancs, Montenero (a… read more »

Amarone, 1974. Ruffino| Vintage Wine History and Information

AMARONE. 1974 – RUFFINO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1983 When you visit the Ruffino people in Italy, you get the feeling everything is under control. They are one of the giants of the Italian wine industry, yet all details are handled like it was a personal enterprise. They were on my itinerary last… read more »

Shiraz, 1979. Taltarni| Vintage Wine History and Information

SHIRAZ. 1979 – TALTARNI by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | May 1983 Dominique Portet travels to Bordeaux at least once a year, and to Napa about that frequently too. It is a long way to go from Australia! But, he has many reasons to do so. His parents live in France, and his brother lives in… read more »

Syrah, 1978. Joseph Phelps Vineyards | Vintage Wine History and Information

SYRAH. 1978 – JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | June 1983 “I was born on a farm in Missouri and moved as a little boy to another farm in Colorado,” says Joseph Phelps. “I have had a long and deep affection for wine, and by the late ’60s, I found I could afford… read more »

Caliterra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Now I’m off camera, now I’m on camera. Okay folks, this is something else, okay? You know I taste a lot of wines, they come through here, I taste it, taste it, taste it. There’s a lot of junk and then something really strikes me as really good, and then there’s not enough for the… read more »

Envy, Ruby Kurant and Carter Wines

Hey! Welcome to the continuing wine maker series of the Wine of the Month Club. We’re so excited here today to have boyfriend and girlfriend. Mark: Well I’m Mark Carter. Sheri: And Sheri Dubey. Paul: Yeah, yeah, Mark Carter and Sheri Dubey. And I wasn’t going to tempt the Sheri Dubey things. Look at her… read more »