Category: Tasting Notes

Under $50.00 Cab Franc that will WOW YOU both on the palate as well as your wallet!

  After graduating from college in Vermont, winemaker, owner and native New Englander Ian Brand found a job on the Alaskan Peninsula leading groups of tourists to see grizzly bears in the wild. He continued his adventures for five years, ski-bumming, surf-bumming, doing wildlife surveys in the canyons of Utah, and joining the Peace Corps […]

Friday September 22nd, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Premiere Release 85 case Jeff Pisoni Pinot sensation

  This 85 case production, 4 barrels is a new road the Luli folks (Sara & Gary Pisoni) have taken.  Working with a single vineyard (Highlands Ranch), instead of a blend of various SLH vineyards.  This Innaugural release will wow you, both on the palate as well as the wallet! Luli is a partnership formed by […]

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  The latest release of Fisticuffs will really knock your socks off!   Fisticuffs’ vision is to produce the highest quality wine while keeping price well managed  -  in essence, to over deliver, Knock you out. Rob Lawson has been making stunning wines under various “cult” Cabernet labels such as Ghostblock, Mirror, Pahlmeyer and Kapcsandy […]

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  The long awaited day has arrived! We now have Paul’s latest wines in stock and ready to ship out to you! This is a very impressive vintage with several ratings in the 97-100 point ranges. You are nto going to want to miss out on these. We expect quantities to sell out quickly so […]

Monday September 18th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL for MUST have 2 barrel stunner by 100 Point wine magician!

Mike Smith, who we sometimes call “Mr. 100 Pointer” (Carter Cellars, Myriad, Scarlett, etc.), has taken the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard’s stunning fruit and produced an equally stunning wine for 12C.Because of its prime location and high demand, this vineyard is known for its production of many great Cabernets exhibiting the FAMOUS “Rutherford Dust” mystique. […]

Saturday September 16th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Bordeaux Meets Paso Robles (99 Points)

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 humanitarians. […]

Friday September 15th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


  Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker have a long history in Napa Valley, building relationships and putting down roots in the community. In the early 1980s, Donna and Mark began making regular trips to the Valley, meeting vintners at iconic cellars where they often tasted from the barrel. They were drawn into tasting room […]

Thursday September 14th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Impressive Wine project by Paul Hobbs’ disciple

The Trombetta story began around the family table with food harvested from their garden paired with wines they loved. The Trombetta family’s journey into winemaking commenced in the mid 80’s as home winemakers. A passion was ignited and they pursued learning winemaking at Santa Rosa junior College and UC Davis. An opportunity to work side by […]

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Knock-Out Scarlett Cab by Mike Smith 2.0

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 in […]

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »


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 […]

Monday September 11th, 2017 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »