February 17, 2020
Charles Shaw Wines

Two Buck Chuck: What To Try, What To Skip

This is Season 2, Chapter 1 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angles are 1) Anyone can drink unique, delicious wines and I’ll show you how, and 2)  I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4-6 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! Here’s the article on NapaValleyRegister.com.  Two Buck Chuck: What To Try, What To Skip As I efficiently slalomed the aisles of Napa’s Trader Joe’s last week, my eyes stopped at the Charles Shaw “wall” in the […]
September 18, 2019
Poseidon Chardonnay

POSEIDON Chardonnay Carneros 2017

The Poseidon Estate vines grow next to the Napa River: the wide part where the salty waters and ocean breezes from the San Pablo Bay waters make for an environment very different than the narrow Valley to the north. The cooling breezes and lower temps make this land golden for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The owners of Poseidon Vineyard figured this out before most, planting their vineyard in 1973. They’ve made wine from their grapes since the early 2000s. The 2017 Poseidon Chardonnay is a winner at twice the price. It’s rich and satisfying for the full-bodied Chardonnay camp and […]