Category: Tasting Notes

Paloma’s hot new 20th anniversary release

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers […]

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

John Kongsgaard’s most remarkable Chardonnay ever!

If the Hudson Ranch would be in France it would be the equivalent of a Premiere Cru vineyard.  Lee Hudson has been farming this famed property for years and his client group is very impressive (30 high-end wineries buy his fruit).  Lee is very meticulous and when you have John Kongsgaard as your winemaker you […]

Monday September 29th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Pinot Noir Blind Tasting Champ!

In a recent blind tasting of stunning 2012 Pinots Dragonette Fiddlestix blew away a pack of well-regarded Pinot Noirs  – Our lineup included: Foxen “Encantada” (95 WA) Domaine Cornu Corton Grand Cru (93 WA) Elk Cove “Mt Richmond” (94 WA) Deovlet “Bien Nacido” (93 WA) Big Basin “Lester” (93 WA) Aubert (95 WA) Peter Michael (96 WA) […]

Friday September 26th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

96 Point rated Jewel! Only 4 cases allocated!

Scott Hawley, winemaker at famed Torrin (many 95-98 point rated wines) is the skipper at the helm of Law Estate in Paso Robles. 80% of the estate is planted to Syrah and Grenache, while the rest of the property consists of Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane.  This is the SECOND release, and last year they […]

Wednesday September 24th, 2014 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

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 »