Left Bend Wins Gold and Double Gold – West Coast Wine Competition

Left Bend has won two gold medals and a double gold medal in the 2018 West Coast Wine Competition. 2015 Pinot Noir – Gali Vineyard – Santa Cruz County –  Double Gold – West Coast Wine Competition. 2015 Syrah – Gali Vineyard – Santa Cruz County –  Gold – West Coast Wine Competition 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon […]

Pinot Paradise Notes by Grape Nutz

Great writeup about 2015 Pinot Paradise by Ken Zinns of Grape Nutz. http://www.grape-nutz.com/kenz/15_pparadise.html Left Bend 2012 Pinot Noir, Muns Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains. From 115, 667, and 777 clones, made with 25% whole clusters and aged in 40% new French oak. Medium-light ruby color, with plummy and spicy aromas, plus notes of tea leaf, earth, and […]

Passport days are coming: November 15

One of the great marketing promotions for American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) is to have a group tasting day. A group tasting day is one day a year, quarter or month when all wineries, large or small,within an AVA are open to the public. Wine lovers will then flock to the area and try all the […]

Muns Vineyard – A Mountain Top Pinot and Syrah Paradise

Less than a half hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Los Gatos and Silicon Valley is Muns Vineyard, located high in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 2.5 miles west of the Loma Prieta peak and overlooking Monterey Bay. Muns primarily grows and produces Pinot Noir, but also produces a small amount of Syrah. […]