Category: Tasting Notes

Expressive – Low Alcohol Chardonnay = Burgundy in California

  From the first vineyard the Sangiacomo family planted in 1969, Green Acres is situated in the cool coastal appellation of Carneros and benefits from rocky, well-drained soils and signature afternoon winds. The Green Acres Chardonnay shows off its broad, rich texture, a natural gift from Old Wente, which contrasts with its minerality and a […]

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A Cali-Rhone Sensation

  I was excited to hear that Prophetess is one of the top wines Robert Parker has ever tasted, and I have to wholeheartedly agree! Curt Schalchlin has been crafting some of the most amazingly, well-priced, widely-praised Rhone blends for over a decade. His wines have made him (and me) many friends.  The Prophetess bottling, Curt’ […]

Monday October 15th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Two Knock-Out Cabernets by Mike Smith 2.0

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

Friday October 5th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

The Best Quality to Value Ratio California Pinot Noir

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now.  He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

Thursday October 4th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

20% OFF Napa Cabernet Gem & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

  Ilaria 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – SPECIAL PRICING – 20% OFF & FREE SHIPPING on FULL CASE (NOW $56.00 per bottle INSTEAD OF $70.00) Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout The 2015 Ilaria Cabernet Sauvignon possesses gorgeous aromas of black current liqueur, blackberries and huckleberry compote and is complemented by notes of scorched volcanic […]

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A rare $50s Napa Gem (100 cases produced)

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

THOMAS RIVERS BROWN’S SUPERB CHARDONNAY & PINOT NOIR

  Senses is the story of three childhood friends who reunited after many years to make small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  One of them Max Thieriot (actor – Bates Motel, SealTeam and others) he is also a descedent of M.H De Young (The “The Young Museum in San Francisco and founder of the SF Chronicle). […]

Monday October 1st, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL for SUPERB 5 barrel Napa Cab Franc

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with […]

Saturday September 29th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 Point Napa Cabernet

  After the success with her own label, Helen Keplinger is out of control (in a very good way)! The latest releases of Carte Blanche Cabernet and Proprietary Red showcase Helen’s amazing talents.  Only a few hundred cases of this mindboggling wine was produced from this “next” Haut Brion of the Napa Valley!  After many […]

Friday September 28th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

The Wine “Catch” of the Day!

Winemaker Phil Titus (Chappellet etal) is the new winemaker at the helm, and it seems like Coho is getting an extra shot in the arm with this new addition. Coho will continue to source from the same vineyards, but with adding Phil Titus, they might have gone from Coach to First Class! Coho 2015 Piont […]

Thursday September 27th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »