Category: Tasting Notes

Another 97 Point…..

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 […]

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

95 Point “Classy” Chardonnay & 95 Points “Expansive” Pinot Gem

Last week I spent the  morning tasting with Andy Peay, the owner of Peay Vineyards and his line-up was stunning! What really stood out were the 2015 “Estate” Chardonnay and 2015 Pomarium Pinot Noir. Later in the day I tasted with my wine group (12 wine professionals) and we each bring our “favorite” wine – […]

Monday March 27th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL 94 Point “Full-Throttle” Herman Story Nuts & Bolts Syrah

Herman Syrah 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 a little over a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications garnering many 94-96 point […]

Saturday March 25th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Killer Napa Petite Syrah

Over a century of grape growing and wine production hints at the amazing history that has transpired on our ranch. From its days as part of Rancho Caymus in the early 1800s, through the wine production period of the late nineteenth century, and then as source of high quality Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, through the […]

Friday March 24th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A GREAT NAPA UNDER $50 CAB BLEND BY “SCARECROW” DISCIPLE

In 1999 Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased the 21 acre property after a 3 year search for the “ideal” vineyard site.  Mary called upon renowned winemaker Celia Welch, then Celia Masyczek to produce the label’s first vintages. The debut bottling was the 2000 Syrah, a varietal which to this day garners praise and awards […]

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

97 POINT PINOT STAR

  The Martinelli family has been growing grapes in the Russian River Valley since the 1880’s. At the ages of 19 and 16, Giuseppe Martinelli and Luisa Vellutini eloped from their small village in the Tuscany region of Italy, making their way to California looking for land to farm and start a winery. In 1918 Giuseppe died, […]

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

KISTLER’S WINEMAKER & FRENCH LAUNDRY’S FAVE NEW RELEASE

  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 Golden Gate Wine Cellars! The following year he produced a massive 75 […]

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

TRULY, A MUST HAVE 94 POINT PINOT!

  Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge Appellation of the Willamette Valley on a 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends and business partners, are noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs from several vineyards representing some […]

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

1 ACRE / 5 BARREL CAB BY 100 POINT GENIUS = FREE SHIPPING

  This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of 100 Point winemaker Peter Heitz who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by two couples, neighbors, […]

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

REALLY IT STILL EXISTS – GREAT QUALITY, UNDER $45 Napa Cabernet by A 99+ Winemaker

    The legend of the Old Poodle Dog… Back in the Gold Rush days of San Francisco the most popular French restaurant was named Le Poulet D’Or (which actually mean the Golden Chicken). Many of the miners found the unfamiliar language of the restaurant’s name difficult to pronounce so it was mangled into (Old) […]

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