Category: Spotlights

Bevan Cellars 2015 “Big Reds/Big Scores” are now in stock!

The much anticipated and highly rated Bevan Cellars “Big Napa Cabernet/Cabernet Blends” have finally arrived! The 2015 vintage was outrageously good in the quality department but o-so-small in the quantity department.  2016 is anticipated to be (almost) back to normal quantities! Here is the scoop: Because of the extremely limited availability, we are offering the Bevan “Big Reds” […]

Friday August 25th, 2017 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Can’t dance the Foxtrot? Drink it instead!

The Foxtrot winery was created by Torsten and Kicki Allander who believe that the key to producing world class wine is total control over the grape growing and winemaking process from start to finish. To this day, both remain an integral part of the family business, with Kicki spending her days in the estate vineyard […]

Monday August 14th, 2017 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »


In 1997, while visiting the Napa Valley, Dr. Revana discovered a small parcel of prime vineyard land in St. Helena.  He immediately sensed the property’s potential. The area was already known for producing some of the world’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon and the property’s gravelly soils, sloped pitch, and excellent exposures seemed perfect for […]

Friday July 28th, 2017 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

12th Anniversary Wine Event Recap

On June 17th we celebrated Golden Gate Wine Cellars’ 12th Anniversary.  For this occasion, we took our celebration on the road to the Big Apple and organized a Tasting Bash at the New York City Fire Museum, greeting 300 of our clients, some from as far away as Japan, Canada, Texas, Tennessee, California, Washington, and others closer, Connecticut, New Hampshire and […]

Friday July 7th, 2017 in Other, Spotlights | No Comments »

LAST CALL for the Amazing 2015 Paul Lato Wines!

Friends, the long wait is finally over.  The Paul Lato wines have reached our shores (read warehouse).  The 2015 might be the sleeper vintage and well-worth the wait!  The Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are shipping NOW, the Syrah and Grenache in August!Paul Lato was born in Poland. He worked as a certified Sommelier in Toronto’s […]

Friday June 30th, 2017 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Think PINK! It’s good for the body!

Most people assume Rosé (or Pink wine) is sweet, white-zinfandel, cheap, ersatz wine. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!When I first got into the wine industry a few decades ago, rosé was anything but cool. White Zinfandel from California made the public think that all rosé was sweet, and unfortunately, imports such as Royal Lancers from Portugal and wines such as […]

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 in Spotlights | No Comments »

The Election Winner is….. Wine, not Whine

Sorry folks, politics and wine don’t mix, but then again maybe they do.  Everyone loves wine, regardless of his or her political affiliation or religious beliefs. Wine is consumed and loved by all, so wine is like the “Esperanto” of the “adult” beverage world. In case you didn’t know, Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary […]

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 in Other, Spotlights | No Comments »

Highly Rated 2014 Carter Cabernets have arrived!

  Dear Friends, Winemaker, Mike Smith Mid October is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the shores of Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  As always the Carter Cellars wines crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith are worth the wait!  The current “stash” of 2014 although amazing in quality, is unfortunately very […]

Friday October 14th, 2016 in Spotlights | No Comments »

The Best Wines of 2015! – Top 25

Dear Friends of Golden Gate Wine Cellars,It has been an amazing year of tasting, smelling & swishing wines.  We must have tasted over 2000 wines this year, so to come up with our “own” Top 25 wines that are “the best” is not easy. My tasting group of 18 wine swishers, wine smellers, wine “evaluators”, […]

Saturday December 19th, 2015 in Spotlights | No Comments »

96-100 Point Rated Carter Cellar SPECIAL OFFER

Carter Cellars grew out of a small bed & breakfast, turned high-end hotel/restaurant with an award winning wine list. Mark Carter started hosting winemaker dinners and in 1998 he created “Carter Cellars” and the rest as they say is history.  The first vintages were made by the FIRST 100 point winemaker in Napa, Nils Venge.  Today […]

Monday September 14th, 2015 in Spotlights | No Comments »