Posts tagged: 2013

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 »

Hidden Secret Cabernet Turns Heads

  Steven Kent has slowly been building a reputation of great quality wines, but many of use are very partial to Napa and Bordeaux and forget to look at other appellations and regions.  That said, this 2013 “Ghielmetti” Cabernet bottling will proof that good Cabernet is not just grown in Napa! Livermore Valley has a […]

Monday January 30th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Cab Franc stunner

  John Skupny gained tons of experience at wineries around the world before landing the National Sales Manager position at Francis Ford Copolla’s winery in the 1990s.  It was during that time his love for Cabernet Franc came more to the forefront and eventually came to fruition when he located an amazing vineyard on ideal […]

5 Barrel MUST HAVE “Rock & Roll” Red FREE SHIPPING

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

HEIDI BARRETT’s 97+ RATED CAB GEM = FREE SHIPPING

Two of Napa’s best known faces, Heidi Barrett (Screaming Eagle, La Sirena, Amuse Bouche, etc) and Bo Barrett (Chateau Montelena) have been married for almost 30 years, but it took them almost that long before they put their winemaking heads together and created Barrett & Barrett. Barrett & Barrett 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley GGWC […]