Category: Tasting Notes

30% OFF 93 POINT RATED PINOT NOIR!

Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8½ to Pinot & 4 to Chardonnay).  For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard.   But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look […]

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Another 96 Point Philippe Melka Cab GEM

This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knight’s Valley (better than Peter Michael, really!)  The venture is owned by Norma Hunt (wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt – who pretty much invented the Super Bowl).  This gorgeous property is well-situated, and when you bring in the Quarterback – Wide Receiver […]

Tuesday February 21st, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

BLIND TASTING PINOT WINNER!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 Pinot Noirs, Attune beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted out 15 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all wines twice. The line-up included: Bevan Petaluma Gap (95 Parker) Argot (96 Parker) Beaux Freres (96 Wine Spectator) Rochiolli “Three Corner” (96 Parker) Peirson […]

Friday February 17th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Scarecrow 100 Point Winemaker’s Smashing CAB Release

Jim Barbour was raised on his family ranch in Rutherford where he learned the life of framing, a passion for land, and the understanding that hard work breeds success. After graduating from UC Davis, Jim returned to Napa to begin a career that would lead him to become on Napa Valley’s most sought-after and successful viticulturists. […]

Thursday February 16th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Superb Quality & Amazing Value Chardonnay by Winemaker of the Year!

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream has […]

Wednesday February 15th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

French’s Laundry FAVORITE White-by-the-glass

Almost 15 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. Palazzo 2013 Cuvee Blanc, Napa Valley  Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Mark Herold’s HOT NEW 94 Point Cab Release

Kevin Carriker started out in a wine store in San Francisco, making his way via some Napa and Bordeaux wineries where he did everything from working the tasting room, cleaning and topping barrels to participating in the harvest.  In 1990 he worked a crush at Grgich Hills and from here he decided it was time […]

Monday February 13th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Value Pinot Noir of the Month

A campfire, a marmot and a flask of whiskey…  These are the humble beginnings of Baker & Brain Wines. On a Yosemite backcountry camping trip in 2009, Josh Baker and Matt Brain discovered a common goal of creating a wine label that would showcase the hard work and responsible farming taking place at their favorite vineyards.Baker […]

Saturday February 11th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Another Syrah Gem by Sanguis

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Friday February 10th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 POINT PHILIPPE MELKA PROJECT

Mike Davis and his wife Sandy earned their stripes in the tech industry before setting up shop in the Napa Valley.  They purchased a 155-acre property in Calistoga in 2011, along with other vineyard holdings in the Napa Valley.  The “estate” stretches from the valley floor to about 1300 feet elevation and is planted to […]

Thursday February 9th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »