Category: Tasting Notes

95 Point Inaugural Release Cabernet

Sourced from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA,  planted in 1982 on the north side of Sonoma Mountain at about 700 feet of elevation with a Northeastern exposure. The Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a focus on texture, structure and ability to age. Amazing start for an inaugural Cabernet! This wine is supremely generous […]

Friday May 25th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Heidi Barrett’s ONLY White Wine is Back!

The only white wine from La Sirena, this Moscato is an unusual, delicious dry (not sweet) expression of Muscat Canelli. In its signature blue bottle, Moscato Azul has become a fan favorite for its drinkability, perfumey aroma, crisp acidity, and ability to pair well with many different dishes. It’s especially perfect during the spring and […]

Thursday May 24th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

97 POINT NAPA ROCK STAR CAB

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 vineyards, 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 from […]

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

April Showers bring May Flowers & an Outstanding Spring/Summer-like SAUV BLANC

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

Monday May 21st, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

97 Point Cab Blend

  The name “Booker” comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso’s Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso’s favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and […]

Tuesday May 15th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

88 CASE CABERNET BY 100 POINT GENIUS

This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of 100 Point winemaker Peter Heitz who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by two couples, neighbors, the […]

Monday May 14th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Getting to the Root of Terroir

The T-Word – By Fred Swan GuildSomm.com Terroir is a construct, a catch-all for the elements of a place that lead its wines to smell, taste, and feel a certain way. In some cases, the personality of a site’s wines is very consistent, allowing experts to identify it routinely in blind tastings. But the possibility […]

Sunday May 13th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Anniversary of “DRINK PINK” – it is good for the body, good for the soul

Lorenza is made by mother-daughter team Melinda Kearney, who is a long time wine diplomate, and her daughter, model Michelle Ouellet. The mother-daughter team has deep roots in the Napa Valley, where their rosé project was inaugurated with the 2008 vintage. The 2017 is their “10th Anniversary”. They love showcasing its natural expression as well […]

Thursday May 10th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Mike Smith’s Limited “Scarlett” Production

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

Wednesday May 9th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

95+ Rated, 5 Barrel Pinot Gem = FREE SHIPPING

Founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Chris Pittenger in 2009, Gros Ventre  is a small, family-owned winery operating out of the Sierra Foothills. They produce less than 1,000 cases of vineyard-designated wines such as Pinot Noir from the True Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley, along with several new wines from the burgeoning wine […]

Tuesday May 8th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »