Category: Tasting Notes

Chardonnay of the Month

Silverpoint is a precise and meticulous method of drawing that reached its peak during the Renaissance. Pre-dating the use of graphite, silverpoint was used by old masters such as Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. These and other Renaissance artists used silverpoint for underdrawings of their paintings and for separate studies on paper. Using silverpoint, […]

Wednesday July 29th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

94 Point Rhone Blend STUNNER

The 2013 McPrice Myers Beautiful Earth is a blend of 79% Syrah, 13% Grenache and 8% Mourvedre sourced from some of the most amazing Paso Robles vineyards.  The 2013 vintage offers up gorgeous aromas.  On the palate this muscular, yet extremely elegant GSM offers up gobs of sweet fruit on the front end.  Luscious flavors of blackberry, dark […]

Monday July 27th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Legendary Vineyard Cabernet by 100 point winemaker

Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s  He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa!  The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. […]

Friday July 24th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

French Laundry’s Top Chardonnay

Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and ME! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the rest […]

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

MUST HAVE 252 case Napa Cab , 94 Points

Situated mid-slope on Diamond Mountain, this 2.3 acre vineyard is a real gem-in-the-rough.  At more than ½ the price of its esteemed neighbor “Diamond Creek”, this wine will blow your mind and not your wallet.  In a recent “Mountain Cabernet” tasting, Dyer stood its own against some big-boys (and girls).Remember, only 252 cases of this 2012 Cabernet (76% Cabernet […]

Monday July 20th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

3 & 4 Barrel Sensation

Camino Winery is a project from Tadeo Borchardt who has followed a circuitous road (a “camino”) towards pursuing his love of wine. For the past decade, as winemaker at Neyers Vineyards, he has been making wines of distinction and wide acclaim. Now for the first time ever, he is releasing his own personal label, beginning with […]

Tuesday July 14th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Amazing Value CALI Cabernet

Pied-à-Terre is the realization of many years Richard Luftig put in working in the restaurant and wine industry and grasping that you should be able to find a well-priced bottle of Cabernet under $30.00!  He succeeded with the 2012 Pied à Terre Cabernetwhich he sourced from five amazing Sonoma vineyards – Clajeaux, Wild Iris, Grable, Rockpile, and […]

Monday July 13th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Astounding Summer Wine

When your uncle is Chuck Wagner (Caymus), you are expected to make wine – period. Derek and his brother Kurt Beitler did just that. They each created their own wineries and are making the wine at the Caymus facility. Both have day jobs managing the Caymus (and other) vineyards.  Bodega Rancho produces two Syrahs and one […]

Friday July 10th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Napa’s Best Cab Blend of the month!

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 Vegne (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his 1985 […]

Wednesday July 8th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Last Call – 94 Point Grenache Shocker!

Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – 95 points from […]

Friday July 3rd, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »