Category: Spotlights


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 »

Paul Lato 97 Point Rated Relases!

Paul Lato has been producing some of the most amazing wines over the past decade and has not gone unnoticed by the press with many 96-98 point ratings.  All of Paul’s bottlings are very limited productions, but amazingly well-crafted.  Paul is probably one of the most meticulous winemakers I have ever met.  Attention to detail from […]

Friday September 11th, 2015 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

98 POINT EXCLUSIVE, ONE-OF-A-KIND “Premiere Napa Valley Auction Lot” CABERNET

(koo dah foo drah) – The moment when “lightning strikes” or something unforgettable occurs that you want to capture forever. This amazing 2012 Cabernet was specially crafted for the 2014 Premiere Napa Valley Wine Auction, and Golden Gate Wine Cellars is the EXCLUSIVE OWNER of this one-of-a-kind offering!  Only 60 bottles of this uniquely crafted wine […]

Friday April 17th, 2015 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »