Category: Tasting Notes

Alta Colina wins blind tasting!

Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind of […]

Monday January 26th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

2012 Napa Cab Franc 30% OFF!

Founder and managing partner, Jody Harris started this career in commercial contracting, but his first love was wine – which he developed growing up and visiting his grandparents’ weekend retreat in the Napa Valley.  He eventually planted 10 acres of vines and after meeting Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Azur and Atelier Philippe Melka) they decided […]

Friday January 23rd, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Paul Hobbs’ 6 barrel blockbuster release

Paul Hobbs does not need an introduction. His well-known skills are amazing and his wines are spectacular. The new Walker Station “John Dory” Chardonnay (163 cases) is just another example of Paul’s exemplary skill level and attention to detail. Walker Station 2012 “John Dory” Chardonnay Russian River Valley Retail 75.00 – GGWC 71.99  FREE SHIPPING on 6+ […]

Wednesday January 21st, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Zin-Tastic 2012 Release

Vince grew up in an Italian family – LOTS of food and WINE!  His grandfather introduced him at a very young age to wine (he would pour a little vino in his water), and that led to an early introduction, and later education as winemaker crafting great wines and tending to this amazing vineyard.  The […]

Friday January 16th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Pinot Winner!

Our first blind tasting of the year had to start on a mellow note, so we decided on Pinot Noir.  We lined up some great wines and the result was interesting The line-up included: Etude AP Vin (Rosella) The Hilt Siduri (Sebastiano) Pisoni Kosta Browne (Gap’s Crown) Kanzler Talley Rosemary Patz & Hall (Gap’s Crown) […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Classic 2012 “96 Point Rated” Napa Cabernet

Luc Morlet has been on a roll as of late, and this latest venture “Cabaud” is just one of the many accolades this great winemaker can add to his portfolio.  Luc who was born in France, but is best known for his success at Peter Michael Newton, Staglin, Carte Blanche, Linked, his own Morlet label and of […]

Monday January 12th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

4 Barrel Gem

The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in more than 70 harvests provide them with a level of knowledge and a connection to the land that is rare in Napa. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 114 acres of vineyard situated in the hills north west of Napa. […]

Friday January 9th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Sin-Qua-Non at a discount

Sanguis winery is not a knock-off or copycat of Sine-Qua-Non, but I would say that their quality and zest are in the same realm.  One more positive note, these wines are less expensive and I can offer you some quantity!  Mattias has been crafting his wines for years in a similar fashion and has created a […]

Wednesday January 7th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Must Have Cab by 100 point winemaker

When you have one of the BEST winemakers in Napa (Mike Smith – known for honing his skills at Schrader, Maybach, Rivers Marie, Carter, 12C, etc.) at the helm, you can only wind up with a top-notch wine, and I can tell you this is a TOP NOTCH wine!  This wine, named after the winery […]

Monday January 5th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Must have – Striking 2012 Napa Cab

It all began in 1990 when Clay & Tersilla (T) met while working at a large Napa winery. In 1995 they were married and purchased a property – with sheep – The deal was that the owner only would sell it, if they kept the sheep. So when it came time name the winery, T […]

Tuesday December 16th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »