Category: Tasting Notes

“Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Chardonnays a very smaller producer ran away with the big prize! The lineup of 2013 Chardonnays included: Dehlinger 94 Pts Hartford “Stone Cote” 95 Pts Chasseur “Graton” 94 Pts The Hilt “Old Guard” 95 Pts Seasmoke 95 Pts Del Dotto “Reserve Cinghiale” 95 Pts North 95 Pts DuMOL […]

Saturday May 27th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

20% OFF REMARKABLE PINOT! – LIMITED TIME ONLY -

  Matt Murphy grew up in Arkansas among a “wine savvy family”.  While studying molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Matt followed his emerging appreciation of fine wine, and his love of the land, and worked a summer at Signorello Estate in Napa Valley. At Signorello, Matt found that […]

Friday May 26th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Overachiever Napa Cab at ½ the Price

In 1979 Bill and Mary Seavey bought the present Seavey Vineyard from an old family friend. It had been a vineyard in the 1870s, although by the 1970s it was a cattle ranch. While Bill continued his San Francisco law practice, Mary and he set about restoring the property and replanting the former vineyard. The four Seavey […]

Thursday May 25th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Cote-Rotie meets California – 93 Pt Parker

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Multi-Dimensional 2 BARREL Cab Franc

Marilyn Crowley Crawford  was born and raised outside Falkirk, Scotland. She established CrauforD Wine Company in 1999 with intention to honor her seven centuries of Clan Crawfords and the love for Napa Valley. Together with her son Chris, they released their first vintages a year later in 2000. Now, seven years later, Marilyn has since retired and Chris continues to […]

Monday May 22nd, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL FOR “STUNNER” 95 POINT CHARDONNAY = FREE SHIPPING

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

Saturday May 20th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

“SUCCULENT” 93 POINT CHARDONNAY

The Pisoni and Franscioni families, now third generation farmers, harness the wildness of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Their farming of the Chardonnay is pinpointed – each grape cluster and leaf positioned just right to be kissed gently by the morning sunshine and shaded from the afternoon sun and brisk Monterey Bay wind. The granitic soil […]

Friday May 19th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A 97 Point, Robert Parker Favorite Cabernet

This venture is still somewhat below the radar, although I’ve been working with them for about 5 years now.  Tiny production, but amazing quality Cabernet sourced from one of Napa’s premium vinyeards (Dr. Crane/Beckstoffer), which would be classified as  a “First Growth Vineyard” in France – So let’s call it “Top-of-the-line” here! Memento Mori is translated […]

Thursday May 18th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

MOST AMAZING 94+ Point, 5 Barrel Napa Cab Franc

Not sure where to start, but the shortest way is to say that both Matt Taylor (former winemaker at Araujo) and Francois Morisette were cut from a similar cloth – both loved the gipsy way of live and travel.  Both lived around the world and were exposed to … wine!  Matt has some “movie fame” […]

Tuesday May 16th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

“Eloquent” 95 Point Rated Wine of the Week

  In 2001, two generations of the Cobb family came together to explore a shared passion for Pinot Noir with the founding of Cobb Wines. Focused exclusively on crafting single-vineyard, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, Cobb Wines combines the winegrowing expertise of David Cobb—one of the pioneers of Pinot Noir  viticulture on the far Sonoma Coast—with […]

Monday May 15th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »