Category: Tasting Notes

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s GREAT WHITE

  Heidi Barrett’s stunning “Dry” Muscat Canelli from Calistoga, Napa Valley. Unlike almost every other Muscat wine available, this is NOT a dessert wine, but rather a dry white table wine to be enjoyed alone or with unique cuisine. Bottled in beautiful blue, the singular essence of this wine will awaken your palate for any […]

Saturday September 24th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  The MUCH anticipated 2014 (Helen) Keplinger releases are finally in stock! I received both the  KEPLINGER 2014 LITHIC, GSM & KEPLINGER 2014 SUMO wines. Quantities are very limited this year, but the quality is amazing! Let me know ASAP as these wines will sell out well before the end of the month! Helen Keplinger […]

Friday September 23rd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Fun White by former Spottswoode winemaker

  Cloaked in mystery and unable to divulge secrets, Bridesmaid Wines are serious wines for bona fide wine drinkers. Just like her namesake and inspiration, Bridesmaid Wines are available, alluring, important and very sexy. Bridesmaid is an Appellation Napa Valley white blend framed in the Bordeaux classic grape varieties. This wine is all about the […]

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Fall Wine Sale 2016!

Dear Friends, Our Fall 2016 Sale begins today, September 21 at 6 AM PST!! You will find countless incredible discounts on great wines such as Araujo (98 Points), Bryant Family (96 Points), Harlan Estate (95 Points), D66 (95 Points), Failla (95 Points), Horsepower (97 Points), Pulido (96 Points), Keplinger (95 Points), Post Parade, Coho, Linked, […]

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’s “Inaugural” HOT NEW CAB project

Bench Vineyards is a new family venture between the Sharp and Steltzner families.  The Estate consists of 30 acres and sits next door to Odette and some other great Stag’s Leap vineyards.  The name “Bench Vineyards” comes from its unique topography – a true “benchland” vineyard located on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, […]

Monday September 19th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  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 […]

Saturday September 17th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker “Thomas Rivers Brown” HOT NEW CABERNET

  The story of Hobel Wine Works began in 1998, when Cameron Hobel first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development of a wine auction site and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to […]

Thursday September 15th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Heidi Barrett’s hot new Red blend

  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!  Owner/Partner/Winemaker at Amuse Bouche, La Sirena.  Winemaker at Fantesca and Paradigm. La Sirena 2013 Pirate, Proprietary Red,  Napa Valley Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

Tuesday September 13th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

96 Point Kamen Cabernet = A Striking Gem

    Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 93 Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 11 straight vintages the wine has received 93 Points from Robert Parker, this is the most solid A […]

Monday September 12th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »