Category: Tasting Notes

Premiere Release of new “CULT” Napa Cabernet

For the better part of the last 19 years Anthony Biagi has been crafting wines in Napa Valley for Paraduxx, Neal Family Vineyards, PlumpJack, and Cade Wineries and currently for Hourglass, Sinegal Estate, and Amici his own label. Following his parent’s sage advice “Do what you love and you will never work a day in […]

Saturday April 30th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Screaming Eagle winemaker’s hot new wine

    In case you didn’t know her yet, It all started in the late 80s when Heidi Barrett began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterwards, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in […]

Friday April 29th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 POINT WINEMAKER’S KILLER NEW PINOT NOIR

  Back in 1995 Russell and Victoria were dating and their favorite game was “guess the wine”.  After that they started taking regular trips to California’s wine country meeting some of the best winemakers.  Soon they were searching for property in California. It was Kal Showket (Heidi Barrett was his winemaker) who helped develop their […]

Thursday April 28th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Amazing Zin crafted by ace winemaker Mike Smith

  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 […]

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Surprise Winner

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Pinot Noirs, Attune beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted out 15 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all wines twice. The line-up included: Chanin (94 Parker) Dierberg “Drumm Canyon” (94 Parker) Argot (93+ Parker) Berardus “Pisoni” (94 Parker) Roar “Pisoni” (94 Galloni) Foxen “Block […]

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

96 Points – 86 case Red Blend stunner by Screaming Eagle winemaker

  Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The Arietta wines have been on fire as of late and this latest release is […]

Monday April 25th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Cab Franc of the Year! ONLY 6 cases allocated!

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his […]

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

The NUTS & BOLTS about an AMAZING wine

Herman Syrah is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created a little over a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications garnering many 94-96 point ratings […]

Friday April 22nd, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Lewis Winemaker’s hot new Napa Cabernet

  Mark Grassi grew up in Northern California in Walnut Creek. Fond of wilder places, he moved to Napa Valley in 1980. He was torn between working in the wine industry and in construction, and first chose the latter. All the while, Mark kept taking viticulture and enology classes at Napa Valley College and refining his […]

Thursday April 21st, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Stunning Sauvignon Blanc by Mike Smith

  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 […]

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »