Posts tagged: 2011

California producer (97 Points) beats 49 out of 50 Top Malbecs

In a blind tasting of Malbecs from Argentina, Chile, France and California, our localSaracina winery came in second in a pack of 50! Not bad for our small producer!  Saracina is made by consulting winemaker David Ramey from single vineyards on their Mendocino Estate. These wines received FIVE STARS from the panel (98) Altamira Navigato Grand Reserve […]

Friday January 30th, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Alta Colina wins blind tasting!

Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind of […]

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Paloma’s hot new 20th anniversary release

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers […]

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point rated Jewel! Only 4 cases allocated!

Scott Hawley, winemaker at famed Torrin (many 95-98 point rated wines) is the skipper at the helm of Law Estate in Paso Robles. 80% of the estate is planted to Syrah and Grenache, while the rest of the property consists of Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane.  This is the SECOND release, and last year they […]

Wednesday September 24th, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Re-birth of a Napa Gem!

Michael Trujillo has been making wine in the Napa Valley for decades now.  He had a long run with his Karl Lawrence label, which was “retired” after the 2010 vintage.  Under a new disguise, the 2011 Trujillo Cabernet was born.  Sourced from the same amazing vineyards: Herb Lamb, Morisoli, Healy & Henry Brothers.  Only 400 cases of […]

# 1 Quality/Value 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 […]

Friday August 1st, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »

Sans Liege’ stunning new releases

Curt Schalchlin has been at for some years now and has created a real following among many Rhone varietal lovers. I have many clients that have standing orders for this winery. The record is one client in the Los Angeles area who buys over 15 cases of Sans Liege wines, he says that it is […]

Killer Napa Cab 25% OFF ~ Made by Aaron Pott – Vineyard Managed by Jim Barbour

Adler Deutsch 2011 Cabernet “Estate” St. Helena, Napa Retail 92.00 – GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use discount code ADV11CS upon checkout The Story: Adler Deutsch Vineyard is located on the edge of the acclaimed West Rutherford Bench. Its soils are composed of Bale loam, rounded gravel and cobbled stones, providing good water drainage. This 2.17 […]

Wednesday June 25th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Chardonnay of the month! (6 barrels produced only 10 cases allocated)

In the early 1930’s Garret Bowlus’ grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind “Albatross” sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today his family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge rising over 1250 feet. The vines are rooted in a rocky […]

Three Barrel Stunner (Only six cases allocated)

Yannick Rousseau was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its ‘French paradox’ of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pépé […]