Posts tagged: 2011

Scarecrow Winemaker’s latest miracle wine

Jim Barbour has been one of the most sought after vineyardists in the Napa for decades now. Having managed and consulted for many cult wineries in the Valley, he planted his own vineyard in 1992 where he grafted bud wood from Grace Family.  The first 15 vintages were made by Heidi Barrett, and since then […]

Exquisite Cab by Thomas Rivers Brown

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 at Winebid.com and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to many shared dinners and […]

“The” Wine for a First Date

Jeff Cohn (JC Cellars) has been at it for 20+ years since he started his career at Ridge and Rosenblum.  His own label has been on fire as of late.  To lead up into the summer I wanted to introduce a fun wine – The First Date, a Roussanne and Marsanne (White Rhone varietals) blend. […]

Rock Star Cabernet – FREE SHIPPING

Mark Herold has been around the block a few times and he does not need much more intro.  Star winemaker at Kobalt (95 Pts), Kamen (94 Pts), Merus (96 Pts, he created the label but sold it after a bitter divorce), Vineyardist (95 Pts) so it is no surprise that I am a big fan […]

Great Quality & Great Value Chardonnay plus FREE SHIPPING!

Almost 50 years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena. Lupe’s dedication and hard […]

Hirsch Pinot wins Blind Tasting

The Hirsch Vineyard has been the source for many great wineries’ top producing Pinot Noirs (Failla, Williams & Selyem, Littoria, etc.)  The “Estate San Andreas Fault” is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature Pinot Noir and is crafted to give the drinker a complete picture of this complex vineyard. The 2011 Hirsch “Hirsch Estate San Andreas Fault” has […]

Scarecrow Winemaker’s latest concoction stuns!

The Kelly Fleming Estate is located next door to Napa collectible Araujo on Pickett Road in Calistoga. The estate might be 300 acres, but only 12 acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, while the other 288 acres are its own natural wildlife preserve.  Planted in 2002, this winery is slowly but surely turning into a […]

TWO barrel only Mark Herold stunner

Mark Herold has been on fire as of late.  Great reviews on Kobalt, Kamen and his own Mark Herold labels.  It does not matter what Mark touches, it turns into a must-have-wine.  The same for this 50 case Grenache production! Mark Herold 2011 FLUX Grenache Retail 33.00 – GGWC 29.99  -  FREE SHIPPING on 12 […]

Monday February 24th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Saxum Winemaker Does it Again

The 2011 Epoch Red Blend sees a change in vineyard makeup, but not in quality!  The “Estate” Red wine is a blend of two vineyards (54 % Paderewski & 46% Catapult).  The wine is a blend of 38% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Tempranillo  & 7% Counoise.   Winemaker of year (2010) Justin Smith (Saxum) […]

Friday February 21st, 2014 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Amazing 93+ rated Chardonnay

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 […]

Wednesday February 19th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »