Posts tagged: 2009

Crowd pleasing under $40 Napa Cab Blend

Petit Batard is the illegitimate offspring of the Xtant Cabernet. A small production winery in the Napa Valley. Jeff Gaffner (Hestan, Saxon Brown) has been making the wines for some years now and the “Dollar Cost Average” formula is always applied here. I would call this a “Great wine for your Buck!” The owners are […]

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Hidden Napa Cabernet Secret ONLY 190 cases produced!

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “extraordinaire” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks), add the skills of a seasoned winemaker– and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2009 Cabernet, Estate Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99  -  FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use […]

245 case Syrah stuns big boys!

A small winery but a big wine!  The name is a combination of the vineyard owners (a.k.a mom and dad) Nancy KIVELson and Tom AngSTADT.  An all estate property producing some great (mostly) Rhone wines.  Our tasting does not often tackle Syrahs, so it was time to do it again.  We brought in some great […]

This French Laundry Cab is one for the ages and under $64

Ten years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a wine exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. This 2009 release might be the best wine ever produced by Scott Palazzo! This Right-bank […]

Mark Herold’s Hidden Gem

Mark Herold’s fascination with wine started in his childhood home in Panama City. On his twelfth birthday he “liberated” a bottle of Port from his father’s cellar. Undeterred from the horrendous hangover that followed the next morning, he set about to learn as much as he could about wine. After completing his academic career at […]

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Awesome 95 Point Napa Cab Blend under $45 with FREE SHIPPING!

The Buoncristiani O.P.C. is a Napa Valley proprietary red blend.  The synergy of marrying Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, while also folding in further complexity of texture and flavor with Napa Malbec and Merlot blenders. Grapes are sourced from some of Napa’s most prestigious vineyards including Hyde, Stagecoach, Hossfeld, and Bennett. Just like their winemaking […]

Stunning 94 Points Napa Petite Sirah

20% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more! Aratás, is an extraordinary statement as to the potential of this “American Heritage Varietal” and an absolute and uncompromising commitment to produce the finest artisanal Petite Sirah possible using organic farming methods and sustainable practices. Paying tribute to co-founding brothers John & Mickey Chohany’s Hungarian roots, […]

Saturday January 11th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

“THE” Cabernet find of the year – FREE SHIPPING

The story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore, seeing a world we will never know. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces that created what is now the Porter Family Vineyards in the Coombsville region of Napa Valley. […]

Pisoni’s incredible UNDER $40.00 PINOT

Fort Ross is the western most vineyard in Californias’ Sonoma Coast appellation.  This all-estate grown property has been on fire ever since Ace Winemaker Jeff Pisoni took over the winemaking reins in 2008.  The vines are now 15+ years old, so the maturity is paying of dividend for this great property. Fort Ross 2009 “Fort […]

Monday November 25th, 2013 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Small Chardonnay producer beats big boys in blind tasting

In one of our last blind tastings of the year, we lined up some amazing Chardonnays. Talley “Rosemary” (96 Parker) Flowers “Moon” (94 WS) Peter Michael “Point Rouge” (94 Parker) Tor (94 WS) Kistler “Vine Hill” (93 Parker) Auteur “Durrell” (93 AG) Littorai “Mays Canyon” (95 WS) Mount Eden (94 WS) Kosta Browne (93 WS) […]