ARTICLES & AWARDS
Wine: Secrets to veggies and vino (August 2014)
"Some of his weeknight go-tos: pizza with his light, Straight Line tempranillo; Indian curry and his spicy, Marin County pinot noir; and Thai coconut curry with his rich yet balanced, barrel-fermented, Santa Barbara sauvignon blanc." ~Jessica Yadegaran
Pensacola News Journal: Wine time: Tempranillo gets a modern update by Straight Line (March 2014)
"To me, it is an homage of sorts to the hipster’s aversion to mainstream styles that brings us wine like the Straight Line Tempranillo...Truly stunning stuff, but in a classy but yet decadent style". ~Chris Kemo Massey
Edible Feast: Edible Road Trip in Northern California: 10 spots for hungry visitors from Edible Marin & Wine Country (February 2014)
Read, Visit and Discover why the Couloir Wines | Straight Line Wine tasting room made the list of 10 spots!
Portland Press Herald: Wine: New book spotlights younger generation of California winemakers (January 2014)
These vintners are curious, Europhile, well-informed and humble.
"The Pinot Noir is…a benchmark for what should happen when Burgundy’s delicate flower comes to a warmer part of the globe." "The Straight Line is so as-it-should-be...I shed almost-real tears of appreciation." ~Joe Appel
805 Living: The Armchair Oenophile (December 2013)
"Straight Line’s 2011 Syrah is good wine. In fact, it’s great wine. Bold but balanced, this lush number exhibits red and black fruit from the aromas to the flavors to the finish...This will easily pair with just about any Christmas dinner." ~Anthony Head
Edible Marin & Wine Country: Working With Nature Comes Naturally To This Couple (Winter 2013)
"The desire to live in harmony with nature is equally evident in their pantry, and in their cellar.....Perhaps most extraordinary of all, they have opened a hip in-town tasting room, not in Napa or Sonoma, but on the Tiburon waterfront in Marin. It may seem like a funky locale at first glance, but dig deeper, and it all makes perfect sense.” ~Edible Marin, Winter 2013
SF Gate: Double Shot Of Pinot Noir For The Holiday Table (November 2013)
"Jon Grant found a precise, slightly edgy expression from this popular site in the valley's north end, now owned by Twomey. A juniper aroma to polished, fresh bayberry fruit, with a great citrus-y kick." ~Jon Bonné, SF Chronicle wine editor
Wine Enthusiasts Awards 90+ Points to All Four 2011 Couloir Wines Pinot Noir (October 2013)
Couloir Wines is pleased to announce that the 2011 Vintage has received 90+ points across the board from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
SF Gate: "In Search Of the Successful Syrah" (September 2013)
San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Editor Jon Bonne weighs in with his thoughts on the 2010/2011 vintage for Syrah and features our 2011 Straight Line Syrah, calling it "big but beautifully balanced".
2012 Sommelier's Choice Award - Sommelier Journal (January 2013)
Sommelier Journal – the wine publication “written by wine professionals for wine professionals” – has awarded the 2010 Straight Line Pinot Noir the 2012 Sommelier’s Choice award for pinot noir-based red wines. Scroll down the article to read it described as "Tiptoeing towards the Old World...bright and alive and fresh".
7 Wineries to Watch in 2013 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2013)
“He’s now…turning out pinot noirs that are crisp and transparent, emphasizing freshness rather than extraction” ~Luke Sykora