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William Hunter
March 2, 2020 | William Hunter


As some of you may have suspected, Chasseur will soon be ‘Nevermore’.   It’s time for me to move on and I’m hoping these discounts will help do that in an orderly fashion and at the same time give you some really good wine at some really terrific prices.    But as sad as I am that I’ll never make wine again I’ve had some fun with a poem I’ve long admired to relate the fate of Chasseur from the great Edgar Poe, ‘The Raven’, with some obvious liberties.   Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 2, 2020 at 2:26 PM
William Hunter
October 14, 2019 | William Hunter

How Many Truly Great Vintages Do We Get in Our Life Time?

Often I hear that every year is a vintage year for wine in California, that there are no off vintages as there are in Europe. This is a fallacy, not only are there mediocre vintages (e.g. 2004 and 2008) but also...  Continue »

Time Posted: Oct 14, 2019 at 8:57 AM
William Hunter
November 13, 2018 | William Hunter

What are the correct wines for your Holiday Fowl?

‘I only drink red wine’ is the statement that gets my attention more than any other. Of course it would bother a maker of white wine. When I hear that it tells me ‘you haven’t tried the right white wine’. Actually, I’ve always felt that any wine can be enjoyed for what it is as long as it is well made.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
William Hunter
October 30, 2018 | William Hunter

Reflecting on my Favorite Wines for the Holidays

I’ve been asked many times which wine is my favorite. I have never been open to answering that question definitively for the same reason that parents find it difficult to answer the same question regarding their children.  Continue »

Time Posted: Oct 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM
William Hunter
July 7, 2017 | William Hunter

90+ Points from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines on 2015 Chardonnays

The scores are out from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines and the 2015 Russian River and 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnays scored 90+ Points.  Continue »

William Hunter
June 5, 2017 | William Hunter

Grilled Salmon and the 2014 Single Vineyard Chardonnays

Barbequed fish in the summer can always be fun and I have a recipe for whole Salmon cooked on the grill that I’ve always liked. It takes a little work; mostly cleaning and seasoning of the grill to be sure the fish won’t stick to it.  Continue »

William Hunter
February 10, 2017 | William Hunter

Spotlight on the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

The latest survey indicates that the Russian River Valley is the second most recognizable appellation in California just behind the Napa Valley and for a good reason; world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  Continue »

William Hunter
November 29, 2016 | William Hunter

Finding Both Elegance and Power in a Pinot

I feel a need to speak to the misconception that elegance is a euphemism for light and thin (although it can be by some in California) and that elegance and power are ...  Continue »