Category Archives: Review

Napa Valley Life Magazine

LOLA might be one of the most beloved yet under-the-radar wine labels. Sold in 36 states nationwide and in a handful of Asian and European countries, the brand is known for its quality, variety, and playful spirit. “Wine should be fun,” said founder Seth Cripe. “It should be enjoyed. It should be shared.” As a […]

JebDunnuck LLC

2016 Lola Sonoma Coast Chardonnay All from the Sonoma coast and brought up in 2-4-year old barrels, the 2016 Chardonnay sports light gold color as well as terrific notes of brioche, caramelized pineapple, Meyer lemon, and spice. Medium-bodied, fresh and lively, it has beautifully integrated oak, good freshness and acidity, and plenty of length. At […]

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

2016 Lola Sonoma Coast Chardonnay A Sonoma Coast bargain fermented with native yeast with full malolactic, aged mainly in stainless steel and partially in older French oak, the 2016 Chardonnay charges out of the gate with gorgeous lemongrass, orange peel and honeycomb notes over a core of lemon tart and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, fine-boned and lively […]

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

CORTEZ, Fla. — For centuries, fishermen here have netted mullet, an oily fish that retails for about $1 to $3 a pound and takes well to deep-frying or smoking. But in Italy, where some of this village’s harvest is shipped, sacs of roe are removed from the fish, cured and marketed as a delicacy, bottarga, […]

LOS ANGELES TIMES REVIEW

At 34, Seth Cripe has spent more years around wine than you’d think. The owner-winemaker of LOLA Wines, which he founded in 2008, moved to Napa Valley right after he dropped out of high school. He said that although he wouldn’t recommend that exact career path, he was so fortunate to work for Swanson and […]

EDIBLE SARASOTA REVIEW

As soon as Seth Cripe gets his little processing shed up and running at Charlie’s Fish Camp at the end of 125th Street, he plans to export an ambitious 2,000 pounds of authentic, perfect bottarga. By March 2012, the precious 2.5- to 3-ounce portions with a long shelf life and a value higher than lobster […]