Category: Tasting Notes

Heidi Barrett’s Pirate meets Johnny Depp!

Heidi Barrett does not need any intro, but for those who do not know her – she is “Lady” Napa Valley, even better the “Queen” of the Valley!  Heidi just released two new wines from her La Sirena portfolio; 2012 Pirate (her multi varietal  Cabernet based blend) and a stunning (bone dry) 2014 Moscato Azul (a wine for ABC fans  – […]

Wednesday May 27th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

$$ VALUE – 94 Point Rated under 25 Syrah

It all began in Oklahoma’s prohibition heartland where Alex Singer shared a love of French wines.  His son Stephen left at age 15 to attend boarding school in Connecticut, from there he wind up in San Francisco, where he earned Art and Critical Theory degrees from UC Berkeley.  He moonlighted in wine stores and restaurant […]

Tuesday May 26th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

WINE NOTICE – 3 Barrel MUST HAVE Chardonnay

After the iron curtain falls, the Molnar family discovers and helps rebuild the Kadar Hungary cooperage, and begins importing barrels to Napa and Sonoma wine country.  In 1995 the Molnars plant their first vineyard, and the rest… is history.  In 2003 they start making wine in earnest and a dozen years later they have a […]

Friday May 22nd, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

“The” Value under $25 Napa Cab Blend

  The Maldonado family has been farming the Napa Valley for decades, also producing some real gems along the way. The 2012 “Farm Worker” Grapes are sourced from the Lyon’s Vineyard, a hillside vineyard in the south-eastern part of the Napa valley, above Coombsville and from the Los Olivos vineyard in Napa. Maldonado 2012 The Farm Worker […]

Wednesday May 20th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

96 Point under $60 Napa Cab. A real “Crowd Pleaser”

Beau Vigne was founded 15 years ago, but the Napa roots go back 100 years when Ed’s grandfather Martin Grazoli arrived in the valley. He came from an Italian winemaking family.  During the daytime he’d work the hayfields of Napa and Sonoma and made wine in an old barn at night. The Beau Vigne vineyards are located in […]

Monday May 18th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

6 Barrel Pinot Noir Special

Furthermore 2012 Pinot Noir “Gloria” Russian River Valley Retail $45.00 – GGWC $42.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6+ Use code FURTH12PNG upon checkout Only 6 barrels or 164 cases of this single vineyard were produced.  The wine has amazing color and aromas.  From the get go you’ll encounter fragrant notes of red and black fruit, […]

Friday May 15th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

4 Barrel Chardonnay blind tasting winner

In our latest Chardonnay challenge, we had some “big guns” battling it out.  The lineup for this tasting consisted of: Peter Michael “Mon Plaisir” (97 Parker) DuMOL “Clare” (96 Parker) 32 Winds “Spinaker” (94 Parker) Chasseur “Lorenzo” (94 Parker) Chat. Boswell “Rued” (94 Parker) Benovia (94 Parker) Auteur (94 Parker) Aubert UV-SL (96 Parker) Paul Lato […]

Wednesday May 13th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

DuMol Scores Big! 97 Points!

Dear Friends, Hot of the press, some BIG scores for our friends from DuMOL! Hurry, I don’t have many!  First come, First Served! Click on the links below for tasting notes and pricing info!! DUMOL 2012 “ESTATE” PINOT NOIR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY – 97 POINTS DUMOL 2012 “EDDIE’S PATCH” SYRAH – RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 96 POINTS DUMOL […]

Tuesday May 12th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Skylark is a joined venture of two longtime friends, John Lancaster and Rob Perkins, both  co-managers and sommeliers of Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco.  John and I go back 20 years after spending many long weekends as lead judges tasting 100s of wines during many International Wine Competitions.  Both friends wanted to create a winery that […]

Monday May 11th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL FOR THOMAS BROWN’S NEXT 100 POINT CABERNET!

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 […]

Friday May 8th, 2015 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »