Category: Tasting Notes

LAST CALL for Exquisite Under $50 Napa Cabernet!

  Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby […]

Saturday August 27th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Spottswoode 96 Point Rated Cabernet

  Robert Parker is quoted in Wine Spectator as saying “When the history of Napa’s great vineyards is written, the 40-acre Spottswoode vineyard will be counted among the finest grand cru vineyards of the region.” Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, […]

Friday August 26th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Sceaming Eagle Winemaker’s Hot New Cabernet Gem

  Marciano Estate revitalizes a proud winegrowing history that dates back to the mid-19th century. The property upon which their vineyards are planted was part of the Bourn family estate, a country residence for one of San Francisco’s most successful and influential families during the time of California’s Gold Rush. When the Bourns purchased the […]

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

STUNNING UNDER $40 WHITE BLEND

  Arbe Garbe (pron. Arbay Garbay), literally “bad weeds”, is what they call the cover crops on the Friulian Colli Orientali (“eastern hills”). It’s the mid-nineties, same scenery; two philosophy students are paying for tuition by picking grapes in the Jermann vineyards. Long hours of hard work and dream-sharing, they find one too many ideas […]

Friday August 19th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Paul Lato makes killer MilAnge Syrah!

  MilAnge is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine. MilAnge is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina). My award winning winemaker Paul Lato sourced the fruit from two of Santa Barbara’s most famous vineyard sites. Unfortunately, only 2 barrels were produced, so it will go quick! […]

Tuesday August 16th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

99 Point winemaker’s 5 barrel Cabernet Gem

  Luc Morlet has yet another accolade to his name, the new Linked 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Only 118 cases of this great wine were produced. Just around the bend from Peter Michael’s stomping grounds, this new wine is poised to become a reference point for Knights Valley. Dense, mouth‐coating flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and […]

Saturday August 13th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

MidWeek Wine Special!

  The Rosella vineyard is on of the most sought after vineyard sources for great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Nestled in the benchland of Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, Rosella’s Vineyard was planted in 1996 by Gary Franscioni one of the appellation’s pioneering growers (from Garys’ fame – he also owns the Garys’ vineyard with Gary […]

Wednesday August 10th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Exquisite Under $50 Cabernet!

  Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby […]

Tuesday August 9th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

DuMOL’S SPECTACULAR NEW (2014) RELEASES

  2014 is undeniably a magnificent vintage! The production levels were down from the previous vintage, so that might be a problem, especially when a winery like DuMOL is in high-demand. I would say that this might the best release ever from this winery. I hear from the owner Kerry Muprhy and winemaker Andy Smith […]

Friday August 5th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Changes are coming!

  As we slide into August, I hope that your summer has been a great one so far! I am excited to tell you about a couple of changes that are coming here at Golden Gate Wine Cellars. We have had a very busy year here and have gotten a lot of great feedback from […]

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »