Rodney Strong Vineyard Tasting Room in Healdsburg, CA., the hub of Sonoma Wine Country. | Image: Rodney Strong Vineyards.

Red Thread™ | Sonoma Series | Rodney Strong Vineyards

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Justin Seidenfeld – Winemaker  | Ryan Decker – Grower Relations Manager Rodney Strong Vineyards by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Today’s interview takes a more personal turn. Rodney Strong Vineyards enjoys a pioneering reputation in the Sonoma wine community. Founder Rod Strong crafted the first Single Vineyard … Continue reading Red Thread™ | Sonoma Series | Rodney Strong Vineyards

#AYIBpreview – A Year in Burgundy

Fresh from my trip to Burgundy, I just finished viewing a private screening of ‘A Year in Burgundy’. Why should YOU see this film? Because the 1/12 hour film skillfully navigates viewers through four unforgettable seasons –  one year –  of up-close and personal access to  Burgundian wine makers from Mâcon to Côte de Nuits, including  Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti fame. … Continue reading #AYIBpreview – A Year in Burgundy

DRC 2009 Postscript

Aubert de Villaine For a bit of eloquence on the subject of yesterday’s post, binNotes offers the following from Aubert de Villaine himself regarding the 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: “2009 is a vintage, that, like many things in life, didn’t start with the best outlook….Regarding the reds, what else can I say? The mark of 2009 is that you have and exceptional vintage, both … Continue reading DRC 2009 Postscript

Armageddon 2012: WWYBD?

Image: http://www.wineyields.com Yes, dear reader, it’s that time – yet another gentle  reminder about  Armegeddon 2012. Exactly  nine months left to get your end-of-the-world wine list in order for December 21, 2012. Not sure what you’ll be drinking, but top on binNotes list of I-must-be-dreaming-why does the end of the earth taste like heaven?-quaff: Romanee-Conti 2009 (ok, twist my arm – a vertical tasting of 1959, 1999, … Continue reading Armageddon 2012: WWYBD?