Dirt Diva

Paso Robles Red Blend 2020

Fantastic juicy fruity wine. Nice nose. Strawberry, raspberry notes — 15 days ago

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Mascarello Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

Tasted blind. Dark red and opaque. Notes of tart cherries, earth, molasses, some wood, and a hint of VA that blew off. Rich fruit in the mouth. Monolithic though, and very quiet compared to the diva 64 Giacosa that is singing next to it. Perhaps it was the less air time that this had. What a treat to taste two great 64 Barolos side by side, brought brown-bagged by two different people. — 2 years ago

Alex, David and 25 others liked this

Domaine Pascal & Mireille Renaud

"Le Clos de La Tournache" Mâcon-Charnay Chardonnay 2016

Some spice. Good mouthfeel. Medium length finish. Drank for dad’s birthday with chicken noodle soup (made by scratch by diva). — 3 years ago

Chris BakerBrud Baker
with Chris and Brud


Sanka Daiginjo

Very beautiful Sake, gift from Diva:-) — a month ago

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Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Super Diva Pét-Nat Plum-Apple Wine

Phenomenal. Plums, apples, funk, acidity, bubbles, everything you could want. Super diva! — a year ago

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Walter Scott

Cuvée Ruth Pinot Noir 2017

Birthday dinner with Angela in steamboat Springs at Cafe Diva — 3 years ago


Montepulciano D'Abruzzo


At Casta Diva, Hungary — 4 years ago

S. Anderson

Diva Prestige Cuvee Napa Valley Sparkling Blend 2001

Fabulous after 20 years. Took 15 min for a sour-tartness to mellow out, but it was delicious with fruity, flinty, and bready notes… wish we had more! — 9 months ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

The Pip Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo 2014

#Nebbiolo is a surprisingly rare grape. Even in its native Piedmont, it accounts for only 8% of vineyard land. There are fewer than 100 hectares planted in the United States. 🕵️‍♂️🍇
Over 80% of prewar Italian immigrants came from Sicily and Southern Italy. Piedmont was the wealthiest and most politically dominant region. But if fortunes were reversed, could Nebbiolo have taken Primitivo/Zinfandel’s place as a grape relatively uncommon on the boot but dominant in California? 🤔🇮🇹🇺🇸
Probably not. The Nebbiolo vine is *not* for beginners. It flowers early and ripens late, making it susceptible to both spring and autumn frosts. It loves the occasional fog bath (some say the name is derived from ‘nebbia’, Italian for fog ☁️☁️☁️) but is prone to the mildew that may result from such humid conditions. Its fussiness would make Pinot Noir blush: it demands southwesterly exposure, a proper gradient, constant sun above, and fog licking at its toes.
Sound anything like California’s Central Coast? 🌅
In the Santa Maria Valley, where the East-West Transverse Range bends back into the North-South Coastal Range, it’s possible. Vineyard selection still requires extreme discretion - an eye like @JimClendenen’s, perhaps.
Jim began the Nebbiolo program at the legendary
#BienNacido vineyard in 1994. Production is small, but if you track down his “The Pip” Nebbiolo, it will only run you about $30. You’ll believe anything is possible when you have real California Nebbiolo of this quality come wafting out of the glass at you! 🙌🙌
🏞.“The Pip” is named after Jim’s old cellar dog Pip, a border collie. So it only seemed right to include one of our own pips! 🐈
— 3 years ago