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Thank you!

March 11, 2016

Thank you to syndicated wine columnist Kelly Hayes for his classy column featuring Carte Blanche Wine!
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Hot Off the Press!

February 29, 2016

We’re honored to have been reviewed in the Fermented Fruit and featured in the Palm Beach Daily News

Helen on the cover of Wine Spectator June 15, 2014

September 12, 2014

February 20, 2014

Rhone Style Red, Napa

Though 2010 was a challenging harvest year, more often than not, something hard earned can taste all the better. Such is the case with several California Rhone style wines, including our 2010 Bennett Valley Three Peaks Syrah, which just received 94 points in the March issue of Wine Spectator!

As noted by writer James Laube, “Though 2011 was the most problematic year in a decade for many producers, there are more bright spots than expected…In many ways, California Rhônes are at the cutting edge not only of grapegrowing and winemaking, but also of how Golden State producers market their wines.”





Robb Report

December 31, 2013

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Check out Robb Report’s “Season’s Sipping” article. Our Carte Blanche 2010 Chardonnay made the mag’s “Top 100 Outstanding Holiday Wines” list, as noted under the full-bodied whites. Cheers! (or Happy 2014!)  View article.


August 8, 2013

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar recently reviewed our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley at 93 points: “Good bright, deep ruby. Sexy crushed blackberry, blueberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and violet on the youthfully medicinal nose. The palate is dominated by medicinal black fruit (from the petit verdot component?) and bitter chocolate flavors, yet comes across as broad, sweet and tactile, with dense, chocolatey tannins giving the wine a solid underpinning for further development in bottle. An excellent showing today.”

Dallas food and wine blogger Steven Doyle on the 2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

June 4, 2013

(posted on his Crave blog, May 21, 2013)

Carte Blanche Chardonnay

“We paired the crudos with an amazing wine from Carte Blanche. The 2010 Chardonnay is rich and spirited and paired oh so well with the crudos. The special oak barrels used to push the wines into bliss shined bright with each bite of our dishes. This wine is made in uber small case lots and only a few select spots in town stock this juice. Look for the label at Spoon, the Mansion, Fearing’s and Cedar Social. I will more than likely do a special piece with a representative from Nicholas Allen, the winemaker, in the very near future. It is that good.”

For full article, visit: Crave

Nick Allen, Founder of Carte Blanche, featured in…

April 23, 2013



Success at this year’s incredible 2013 Sarasota Forks & Corks!
Check out Carte Blanche founder Nick Allen in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Tim Fish’s Recommended California Merlots

February 20, 2013



Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2009  93 pts
Beautifully made, with complex layers of red and black fruits, with blackberry, wild berry and boysenberry flavors.

Please note:
The highest rating received a 95.
Carte Blanche was number 6 out of over 175 that were tasted and rated.

To see a complete list of Tim’s recommendations click on the link below.
Tim Fish’s Recommended California Merlots


January 23, 2013


Check out our latest press mention, as seen in Lettie Teague’s recent Wall Street Journal column (Jan. 18).

“Mr. (Bob) Foley’s are among the best-known wines in Mr. (Mark) Snyder’s portfolio, which includes other famous producers like Dunn Vineyards, Rafanelli, Schrader, Switchback Ridge and Hundred Acre—as well as lots of names that only true insiders are likely to know, such as Favia, Carte Blanche and Keplinger Vineyards.”

Want the full piece on Angel Share’s Mark Snyder? Click here