7/22/11 WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Sue Straight, The Wine Wench recently featured J. Keverson in her artcle for Wine Country THis Week. >
10/13/2010 - Tom Simoneau "Success you can taste"
"The nice thing about the wine business is you can taste success. Im Tom Simoneau with todays wine minute here to say I was introduced to J. Keverson wines back in 2007. J. Keverson is the brand name chosen by the original four partners using letters from their first and last names. It all started out with four friends meeting to play bocce ball, bocce led to home winemaking, which led to a wine brand. Today the wine brand can be found off Front St. in Healdsburg at the J. Keverson Tasting Room. Last week I had a chance to taste winemaker John Hazlewoods gold medal winning wines from this years Sonoma County Harvest Fair. I dont know about his bocce ball playing, but John can make wine. Look for the J. Keverson 2007 Buck Hill Vineyard Sonoma County Zinfandel all dark cherry, sassafras, and brown spices, 5 wine stains, $29. J. Keverson wines success you can taste." 10/13/2010 - Tom Simoneau "Here, here!" to the wine entrepreneur"
"Say, Here, here! to the wine entrepreneur. Im Tom Simoneau with todays wine minute here to say weve all heard the story of the wine company that started with restaurant tip money and the well established winemaker who retires from a large corporate winery to start a small family wine company. The old joke, how do you make a small fortune in the wine business? start out with a large fortune, doesnt seem to apply now. Last week I was in the middle of tasting the wines of J. Keverson when the winemaker pulled out a wine from a different brand, Starkeys Court. He explained they were expanding to a second label named after the bocce ball court where the partners first planned the J. Keverson project. Success has led to expansion. The 2008 Starkeys Court Pedrazzini Vineyard Zinfandel shows blackberry, plum, and toast, 5 wine stains, $25. J. Keversons new brand Starkeys Court Here, here! To the wine entrepreneur!" MORE RAVES FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE:
WANNABEWINO.com: Wine from California 10/4/2009 - Tom Simoneau's Favorite Gold Medal Winners
"So much wine, so little time, my favorites from  Sonoma County Harvest Fair:... Gloria Ferrers non-vintage Brut, $20. Benziger Family Winery 2006 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, $50. Clos du Bois 2007 Russian River Chardonnay, $18. J. Keverson 2007 Russian River Zinfandel, $35. Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Jack London Vineyards, $50. Miro 2006 Dry Creek Petite Sirah, $23. Murphy-Goode Winery 2005 Alexander Valley Claret, All In, $45, gold. Rodney Strong 2007 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, $20.... " 12/15/08 - WINE SPECTATOR AWARDS 89 PTS TO OUR 2007 CHARDONNAY Vol. 33 no. 14: "Smooth and creamy, with ripe, up front Golden delicious apple, pear and hints of citrus give this a fresh, vibrant flavors, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2011.150 cases made. --JL"
Recently, our 2005 Jane's Vineyard Sangiovese was in a blind tasting with 3 Italian and 3 American made wines and we came in 2nd with a score of 8.714 out of 10. Hosted by The Italian Flavor Consortium, the blind tasting took place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club. Wines included
2004 Monferrato DOC Infinito by Poderi Rosso Giovanni 2005 Jane's Vineyard Sangiovese by J. Keverson
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon by PB Hein Vineyards
2006 Perbacco Maremma Toscana IGT by Azienda Agricola La Carletta 2006 Azzurreta Toscana IGT Super Tuscan by Tenuta Carlina S.a.s.
2006 Super Tuscan by Picchetti Winery 10/6/08 From the 2008 Harvest Fair Weekend broadcast with Tom Simoneau.... Sunday, October 7, 2008
10/1/08 Bloggers are talking....
About our Zinfandel: thewinebloggers.com rjwine.com 2/18/08 REVIEWED IN THE PINOTFILE
2006 J. Keverson Labyrinth Vineyard Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir 14.5% alc. "The wine leads off with sweet oak, blackberry jam, a leafiness and a hint of alcohol. Blackberries, dark cherries, tar, blood orange and vanilla carry the medium-weighted flavors. The textural impression is soft and clean and the finish has zingy acidity." 6/25/07 - AS HEARD ON TOM SIMONEAU: THE WINE GUY Im Tom Simoneau with todays wine minute here to introduce you to J. Keverson. J. Keverson is not a he, its a them. John Hazlewood, Kevin Tompkins, Scott Broome and Doug Webb are four friends who, several years ago, started gathering for weekly bocce ball games. Games ended with meals, meals served with wine, wine made in their garage get the picture? Even the name J. Keverson has a story. Unsuccessful at choosing a name not already being used or so close to another winery name, law suits were threatened. J. Keverson is a combination of all four names. And the wines are a combination of their hard work. Look for the J. Keverson 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel all cherry, ripe raspberries, and cola, 4 wine stains, $30. The J. Keverson 2005 Sangiovese shows spicy with raspberry fruit, watermelon, and oak, 4 wine stains, $26. From bocce to winemaking, J. Keverson, its not just wine... its their wine.
For more information or to schedule a press or trade tasting, please contact John Hazlewood at (707) 484-3083 or email: email@example.com