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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Alma Fria
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Alma Fria.

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With Jan Holtermann of Alma Fria Wines

Alma Fria, which translates to "Cold Soul," stands for the soul of a family and the cold of a geography. Specializing in nuanced cool weather Pinot Noir from exceptional vineyard sites on the Sonoma Coast, Alma Fria proprietor Jan Holtermann, had a chance to share his thoughts on wine and life with us. A new producer, Alma Fria is already garnering serious attention and critical acclaim:

PinotFile:

93pts 2012 Alma Fria Doña Margarita Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
92pts 2012 Alma Fria Holtermann Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
91pts 2012 Alma Fria Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast:

93 pts 2012 Alma Fria Holtermann Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Rocky Hill Wines
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Rocky Hill

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With Lucas Heldfond of Rocky Hill

  • Robert Wilson
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  • October 21, 2015

 

We interviewed Lucas Heldfond, proprietor of Rocky Hill, and grandson of Richard Dinner, the famed namesake of Sonoma's Richard Dinner Vineyard, which is where the fruit that goes into his wines comes from. The Richard Dinner Vineyard supplies fruit to some of the best winemakers in California, perhaps none more notable than Paul Hobbs. The 2007 vintage of Rocky Hill's flagship wine, the proprietary red blend, received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast and the 2008 vintage received 94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection The Austin Winery
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: The Austin Winery

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With The Austin Winery

  • Robert Wilson
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  • October 15, 2015

The Austin Winery is an urban winery based in Austin, TX. Creating world-class wines with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards and growing regions in not only Texas, but also California and Washington, The Austin Winery has quickly earned a great reputation and a passionate following - we're proud to include their wines on the Winestyr platform and in our wine clubs.

 

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Grant Family Wines
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Grant Family Wines

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With Jon Grant of Couloir Wines

  • Robert Wilson
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  • October 7, 2015

Proprietor and winemaker at Grant Family Wines, producer of the esteemed Couloir Wines and Straight Line Wines, Jon Grant got his start at Turley Wine Cellars under the tutelage of Ehren Jordan who is now the proprietor and winemaker at Failla. His wines have received tremendous accolades (too many 90+ scores to list) and have been selected for inclusion in Winestyr's wine clubs.

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Weatherborne Wine Corp
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Weatherborne Wine Corp

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With Cris Carter of Weatherborne Wine Corp

  • Robert Wilson
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  • September 30, 2015

 

We had a chance to ask Cris Carter, proprietor and winemaker at Weatherborne Wine Corp, a few questions about wine, life, and his influences. Weatherborne has been selected for inclusion in the Winestyr wine clubs and the wines from this new producer are already garnering serious critical acclaim (sorry, at this time Weatherborne's wines only ship to California):

2012 Pinot Noir: 92 points from Wine Enthusiast -  "Distinctly wet-earth aromas of mushroom surround a line of graphite with touches of red fruit in this impressive bottling from young winemaker Cris Carter. The umami-driven flavors of shiitake and dried figs are elegant and soft in the mouth, a great fit for lovers of earthy, savory Pinot Noir."

2013 Pinot Noir: 93 points from Wine Enthusiast - "Brewer Cris Carter, who works at Golden Road Brewery in Los Angeles, also makes stunning wines, in this case from John Sebastian Vineyard, showing a lush cherry-vanilla nose that’s tightened with iron, iodine and earth. It’s soft on the palate, with violet and rose petal florals and plum-skin tartness in the midpalate." 

 

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Buoncristiani Family Winery
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Buoncristiani Family Winery

Wine Club Selections: An Interview with Matt Buoncristiani of Buoncristiani Family Winery

  • Robert Wilson
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  • September 23, 2015

 

We asked Matt Buoncristiani of Buoncristiani Family Winery some questions about wine, food, traveling, and life in general. His wines have been selected for our wine club, so learn more about Matt Buoncristiani and Buoncristiani Family Winery here. Year after year, they receive tremendous critical acclaim (too many 90+ scores to list). In June of 2015, The Wine Advocate's Robert Parker had this to say about Buoncristiani Family Winery, "this winery merits serious attention and I hope it receives it, because it does seem to me to be a producer that's somewhat under the radar. I immensely enjoy the wines from this winery."

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Winestyr Wine Club Selection Friedeman Wines
An interview with Winestyr wine club selection: Friedeman Wines.

Wine Club Selections: An Interview With Brooks Friedeman of Friedeman Wines

  • Robert Wilson
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  • September 18, 2015

 

We had a chance to ask Brooks Friedeman, proprietor and winemaker at Friedeman Wines, a few questions about wine, food, music, and life in general. His wines have been selected for our wine club, so get to know Brooks Friedeman and Friedeman Wines a little bit better. They have received some serious critical acclaim: 

Wine Spectator:
93pts 2013 Lancel Creek Pinot Noir
91pts 2013 Dichotomy Chardonnay
90pts 2013 Dichotomy Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast:
92pts 2013 Lancel Creek Pinot Noir
91pts 2012 Dichotomy Pinot Noir
91pts 2013 Dichotomy Pinot Noir
90pts 2013 Lancel Creek Chardonnay
Editor's Choice - 2013 Dichotomy Chardonnay

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