Posts tagged: 2007

Astonishing Syrah (94 Points)

Jeff Cohn got his start at a Maryland winery of all places, not Napa not the Rhone Valley. He moved to California in 1993 as he really got the “wine bug”  and he wanted to learn from the best.  While getting his Master’s Degree in Agriculture Chemistry, with an emphasis on Enology he developed a […]

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Hundred Acre’s “stunning” younger brother

When your brother is Jason Woodbridge, owner of Hundred Acre, it requires digging deep in the barrel of wine ideas to outsmart him and make wine in the same league, or better.  Jayson & Cameron both collaborated on this new venture and I walked away happily impressed with the quality of the final product – […]

Hidden Gemstone

Petit Verdot is a varietal one does not see bottled by itself very often, as it is and has been a blending grape (like Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec).  It is by far the least visible single Bordeaux varietal.  I would say because of its boldness that few wineries  want to bottle it.  I am […]

30% OFF “SUPER SAVER” on killer wine

This might just be “the” holiday saver of the year. Save 30% off this stunning Cabernet, from an amazing vintage, and get FREE SHIPPING as well! The Gemstone Vineyard is a winemakers delight. Situated in the Yountville AVA on the Rector Creek alluvial fan, it contains a diverse selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, […]

A 95 Point Cabernet Gem!

This property is hidden amongst the great producers on Spring Mountain. Marco di Giulio has been at the helm since its inception and they have slowly created a loyal following of their mountain Cabernets.  The property is situated on a steep 55% slope, so not suitable for a whole lot – hard for the grapes […]

An amazing value Cabernet blend for under $40.00!

Jeffrey O’Neill is the third generation winemaker and chairman Emeritus of the Wine Institute, his business partner Larry Vosti has had an interest in wine since attending school in the Bordeaux region of France. Along the way, in addition to his real estate development, he has owned a restaurant, a retail wine business and has […]

Exclusive – Kamen vertical 2004-2009 six-pack

I had the pleasure recently to sit down with Robert Kamen, his winemaker Mark Herold, and his vineyard manager Phil Coturri. Together we reviewed and tasted a 10 year vertical of Kamen ESTATE wines. All 10 vintages have been holding up very well and are show great. All of them still have great aging potential […]

Milange, the next “collectible” – Frank’s own wine label

I don’t want to be partial to my own label, but I am proud!  Milange is named after my daughters (MILayna and ANGElina).  It has been in the works for some years now, and now it is finally here! Our inaugural release of 100 cases was poured at our New York wine event last week […]

99 Point winemaker introduces Linked 2007 Cabernet

Luc Morlet has yet another accolade to his name, the new Linked 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Only 118 cases of this new venture 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 cassis […]

A real Blue Chip wine from Oracle’s founder.

Robert Miner was one of the original founders of Oracle some moons ago.  Robert was actually Larry Ellison’s manager at a previous company.  They jointly created Oracle, but he was the “key” engineer and a master of people skills!  I had the chance to meet him several times before his untimely passing at the age […]