Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
Pinot likes an even cooler spot than Chardonnay. Pinot Noir grapes are thin skined and don’t care much for mid-day heat, so the vineyards are planted closer to the source of cool Pacific air and higher on the hillsides, thereby protecting and enhancing the subtle Pinot fruit flavors. Santa Maria hills provide such a location. This delicate feminine Pinot is made in the best traditional style. Our Pinot is perfect for casual sipping and pairs with a wider variety of food than any other wine.
In Spanish the "@" sign is known as an Arroba with the same definition. The Portuguese use it as a unit of measurement exclusively for wine. Over time the @ sign has become a
symbol for the internet and all it encompasses. @Arroba has taken it a step further and
translated the @ wines into a lifestyle experience. @Arroba believes that the industry’s goal should be to bring good wine, at a good price, for all to enjoy. To do that @Arroba searches out the best wines, from the best regions and brings it to the store at a price that people can afford.
The Edna Valley sits in the center of Californiaâ€™s Central Coast, receiving cooling winds from Morro Bay to the west. This region is one of Caliâ€™s coolest, and tends to grow excellent Chardonnay fruit. However, the sea air creates rather damp conditions that tend to favor fungal disease in the vineyard, so constant vigilance is needed when farming here.