December 20, 2017 Martine's Wines

Mention the name Larry Stone and prepare to hear tales of sommelier mastery and mentorship that document a career which is nearly unmatched. Stone’s journey through wine–which has spanned the globe and checked every conceivable box for achievement along the way–has returned him home to the Pacific Northwest in the form of his 26-hectare Oregon estate, Lingua Franca. Situated in the Eola-Amity Hills, the LS Vineyard was among the most coveted sites in the region before Stone purchased the property in 2012 and planted it to 85% pinot noir and 15% chardonnay. Stone would then form a dream team of sorts, with…

March 2, 2017 Martine's Wines

Reeve Wines is the brainchild of Noah and Kelly Dorrance. Named after the couple’s young son, this passion project serves as a way for them to work with fruit from a collection of fascinating vineyards they have stumbled upon throughout Northern California’s Anderson Valley and beyond. Noah, who is co-founder and head winemaker for Banshee Wines, and Kelly, who aided in the creation of Banshee’s tasting room and wine club, have assembled a strong team of industry veterans to help them with Reeve. Winemakers Ross Cobb (Cobb Wines, Hirsch, Flowers, Williams Selyem) and Katy Wilson (LaRue, Kamen, Flowers) are partners…

January 17, 2017 Martine's Wines

Bruce Golden and Michelle Mercer spent years traveling to the world’s most renowned wine regions. As their passion for wine grew, so did the idea of finding their perfect place to build a family estate and produce truly great California Cabernet Sauvignon.They found this very special place in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. The couple formed M-G Vineyards and built their lives on the secluded property, where granite and quartz underlie the soil, native oak trees dot the landscape, and great owls glide around giant granite boulders. They revitalized a nine-acre vineyard on a pristine hillside with ideal sun exposure,…