Posts tagged: 2013

A Big Shot Cab at Micro Price…

  Although John Fetzer sold the Fetzer brand to a large corporation in 1992, John and his siblings retained a few thousand acres in ranch land and vineyards for the Fetzer family.  After dividing up the vineyards among the family, John focused on replanting his own vineyards and on other land development projects.  By 2001, […]

Thursday April 27th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Real Napa Value Still Happens! Killer UNDER $45 CAB

Priest Ranch is a historic Napa Valley property established in 1869 by James Joshua Priest, a Gold Rush prospector. In 2006, Priest Ranch wines were born to pay tribute to the history of the property and Napa Valley. Produced from the historic Priest Ranch, the  wines showcase the diversity of the terroir and elevations of […]

Friday April 21st, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Premiere Release Napa Cab

Hertelendy wines represent an Old World family tradition over many centuries, from 18th-century Veltlínske zelené (Grüner Veltliner) and Rizling vlašský (Welschriesling) vineyards near Budatin Castle in Slovakia to Hungarian wines produced by their ancestral Great Uncle Gábor Hertelendy.  Fast forward…. 21st Century…. New World… Napa Valley Hertelendy 2013 “Estate” Cabernet, Napa Valley Retail 130.00 – […]

Friday April 7th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Not An April Fools joke “Borrowed Jewels” – A Bevan source at ½ the Price

The title says it all – not a joke!  The “Borrowed Jewels” is a term winemaker Justin Harmon used as most of his wines come from his Sonoma Estate, and he “borrowed the jewels” from the likes of Russell Bevan’s great grapesource, the Sugarloaf Vineyard.  This is not a one-time deal, as Justin secured a […]

SEXY, JAMMY 94+ POINT BLOCKBUSTER WINE

    Owner, winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and with a very strong showing in his Sans Liege and Groundwork productions, and the rest […]

Saturday March 11th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A 95 Point Napa Gem by “Petrus” Disciple

  Chris Phelps was born and raised in California and mastered in two things wine and French!  That said, Chris mentored under the best-of-the best of the world after graduating from UC Davis he entered the Institue of Enology at the University of Bordeaux. It was here that he gained experience under the tutelage of Mr. Merlot (Christian […]

Another 96 Point Philippe Melka Cab GEM

This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knight’s Valley (better than Peter Michael, really!)  The venture is owned by Norma Hunt (wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt – who pretty much invented the Super Bowl).  This gorgeous property is well-situated, and when you bring in the Quarterback – Wide Receiver […]

French’s Laundry FAVORITE White-by-the-glass

Almost 15 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. Palazzo 2013 Cuvee Blanc, Napa Valley  Retail 75.00 – GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

FRENCH LAUNDRY’S FAVE & HIGHEST RATED CAB FRANC EVER

  Almost 15 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. Palazzo 2013 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley  Retail 120.00 – GGWC 109.99 FREE […]

Tuesday February 7th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

“BETZER” THAN THE REST THIS 95 POINT CAB BLEND

  Bob Betz MW (Master of Wine, only a few hundred of those in the whole world), has had a long career in the wine industry, going back to 1974 when he received his first “training” in France.  Fast forward to 28 years at the helm of a prominent winery, and creating Betz Winery with […]

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »