Category Archives: Buzz

Smaller, better in Sebastopol- The Press Democrat

Smaller, better in Sebastopol BY PEG MELNIK- October 25, 2014 A mysterious apple tree taught Paul Sloan his first lesson in winemaking when he was 10 years old. “For whatever reason, that tree with the smallest apples had the flavors … Continue reading

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Fruit Thinning with Hawk Wakawaka

We were pleased to welcome writer Elaine Chukan Brown from the fantastic blog, Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, to Small Vines Wines for fruit thinning and wine tasting with our very own Vigneron, Paul Sloan, and co-owner, Kathryn Sloan. Elaine has … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Small Vines Wines Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops With Creamy Mascarpone Polenta and Warm Roasted Pepper Salad 6  sea scallops 6  bacon strips 1  clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 3  tablespoons olive oil 2  red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and cut into thick strips 2½ … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir vertical tasting and pairing in Florida

We recently received this wonderful review from a Pinot Noir lover who hosted a wine and dinner pairing party in Southwest Florida. They reviewed wines from Sea Smoke Estate Vineyards, Peay Vineyards and also our very own Small Vines Wines all … Continue reading

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Small Vines Wines 2012 Raynolds’ Reviews

Our 2012 wine vintage reviews from Josh Raynolds at Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar are in. For in-depth professional reviews and scores see the PDF link. Raynolds’ Reviews of 2012 Vintage 

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Small Vines Scores Big in 2008

“MAKE ROOM IN YOUR CELLAR” for the 2008 MK Vineyard 95 points-Pinot Report “SMART BUY.”2008 Russian River 93 points -Pinot Report We are so excited to share with you the most recent reveiws of our 2008 wines! Here is what the … Continue reading

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Ray Johnson declares “What a Pinot!”

Ray is a well-respected educator and writer of wine and also a dear friend to Small Vines. We had the opportunity to host his class of oenophiles in the vineyard last year, but this year Ray took the wine to … Continue reading

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