Category: Tasting Notes

Amazing under $40 Napa Cab Blend!

The Bridesmaid name comes from the more serious analogy between a First Growth Bordeaux and the next level Appellation blend. Pam and Drew took the more whimsical aisle of what the Bride is to the Bridesmaid: left of center, sexy and totally available! Pam Starr garnered her inspiration for this wine while working at such celebrated wineries […]

Monday September 22nd, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Tyler 2012 releases 95 Point ratings!

FREE SHIPPING on Six or more – use code TYLER12 upon check out – Can mix and match all Tyler wines! Justin Wilett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing 190 cases.  His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to […]

Friday September 19th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

French Laundry’s Favorite Chardonnay by Kistler Winemaker

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 September 17th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

David Arthur 2012 Cab Blend ~ 25% off

Meritaggio is the brainchild of the Long Brothers at David Arthur.  Wanting to fulfil his desire of producing a fine Meritage blend, David (Long) set out to find clones of the five classic Bordeaux varietals.  On this travels, he came across Sangiovese, which stole the spotlight from any Malbec he had ever tasted.  Bob (Long) had […]

Monday September 15th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Stunning 93 Pointer ~ 95 cases produced!

Jim Knight has many passions and wine and music are right at the top of the list. In naming his wine, a Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley, he decided to pay homage to one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Jelly Roll Morton. Like Morton’s jazz recordings, no serious wine collection is complete without […]

Friday September 12th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Thomas Brown’s next 100 point wine! MAX 6 PER PERSON

Three great friends – One goal: to create something worth appreciating, like the time they’ve spent together.  They searched for an area rich in heritage, resources, and committed winemakers which took them 2,297 miles west from their homes in Kentucky to Napa Valley. They traveled to California time and again. Wine was shared, stories were […]

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

95 Point Rated Blockbuster Wine

This is Syrah at its BEST!  Russell From is probably one of the most colorful winemakers in California, but he is a darn good artist!  I’d call him the Joe Montana of Rhone Varietal makers; down 4 points with 2 seconds to go he’ll throw a Hail Mary and win the game! Herman Story 2012 “Nuts And […]

Monday September 8th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Paul Lato’s Syrah & Grenache ~ 98 Points

Paul Lato has been producing some of the most amazing wines over the past decade and has not gone unnoticed by the press with many 96, 97 and 98 point ratings.  All of Paul’s releases are very small productions, but amazingly well-crafted.  Paul is probably one of the most meticulous winemakers I have ever met.  Attention to […]

Friday September 5th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

245 case Syrah stuns big boys in blind tasting!

The blind tasting lineup included: Failla “Estate” (92 WA) Favia “Quarzo” (95 WS) Alban “Lorraine” (97 WA) Alban “Patrina” (94 WA) Gramercy “Lagniappe” (94 WA) Alta Colina “Toasted Slope” (94 WA) Lewis (94 WS) Ross Andrew “Old Block” (94 WA) Dehlinger (93+ WA) Relic (95 WS) Carlisle “Cardiac Hill” (93 WA) Hudson (94 WS) Kivelstadt - received […]

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


Coho has gained a reputation as a great quality winery and many of you will agree that the past decade has been a great run for the “upstream” guys!  Coho wines generally  fall in “Frank’s Palatable Price Point Range” of $30 – $70 and consistently display excellent taste and quality. 2011 showcases a “Separating the […]

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »