Posts tagged: 2013

Academy Award Winning Cabernet by John Kongsgaard

    Carroll Ballard is an Academy Award winning filmwriter, known for movies such as Never Cry Wolf, Information Agency, Black Stallion, etc.  Most of Ballard’s films deal with man and his relation to nature and have a strong poetic streak, and this carried over into his love of wine.  He met John Kongsgaard and […]

Morlet’s 87 case Cabernet Surprise

    Luc Morlet has yet another accolade to his name, the new Linked 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Only 87 cases of this great wine were produced. Just around the bend from Peter Michael’s stomping grounds, this new wine is poised to become a reference point for Knights Valley. Dense, mouth‐coating flavors of dark fruits, chocolate […]

BARGAIN NAPA CAB BLEND (Low 30’s) – IT STILL EXISTS

Chris Corley is a Monticello winery descendant and of course he was set out to make wine.  He did not always agree with the family practice and decided with the help of his wife “Jules” to create the Jules and Barrelhead winery. The Jules wines are well-made Napa Valley blends in the $30.00 range!  This […]

Psst… Remarkable Pinot by SF Chronicle’s FIRST EVER FEMALE EMPLOYEE

Being regarded as a pioneer in her field was business as usual for Nan McEvoy. Her grandfather, Michael De Young (as in the The Young’s Museum), founded the San Francisco Chronicle in 1865 and Nan started there as a cub reporter (a rare position for a female at the time), gradually working her way up […]

“Down Under” Exclusive for Golden Gate Wine Cellars customers!

O’Dwyer 2013 Cabernet & 2014 Shiraz Pre-Sale Offer! The Cabernet which I am sipping while writing this note will elevate you to other galaxies!  The nose is gorgeous, amazing black stone fruit jumps out of the glass.  The palate is mouth coating and teeth staining black stone fruit that is very well-balanced and extremely complex.   […]

LAST CALL PALOMA MERLOT

  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.  I also want to let those Cabernet-philes know that one the most sought after, highly rated and […]

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A Real Napa Valley Gemstone by Thomas Rivers Brown

The Gemstone Vineyard 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon (93%) and Petit Verdot (7%), sourced from several micro-blocks and distinctive clones from Gemstone’s16-acre vineyard. This big, bold, intense and savory wine reveals notes of lush black currants, juicy black stone fruits, bitter-sweet chocolate and a touch of mocha and […]

Wine Diva + Video Game Producer = AMAZING NAPA WINES

The team of Heidi Barrett (Wine Diva a.k.a Queen of the Valley) and famed viticulturist David Abreu are the axile driving CapCom owner Kenzo Tsujimoto’s Napa Valley winery.  The vineyard was planted in 1998, and the first release (2005 vintage) was in 2008.  Since then “Kenzo” has become an household name for top-notch, high-end Napa […]

95+ Rated – Below the Radar Cabernet

With passion and a commitment to hard work Linda Butler along with winemaker Gerhard Reisacher launched Delectus Winery in 1995. Delectus is a small family-owned winery that handcrafts luxury red wines from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley and Knights Valley.Delectus 2013 “Boulder Falls” Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley Retail 110.00 – GGWC 104.99 FREE SHIPPING on 4 Use […]

“Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Chardonnays a very smaller producer ran away with the big prize! The lineup of 2013 Chardonnays included: Dehlinger 94 Pts Hartford “Stone Cote” 95 Pts Chasseur “Graton” 94 Pts The Hilt “Old Guard” 95 Pts Seasmoke 95 Pts Del Dotto “Reserve Cinghiale” 95 Pts North 95 Pts DuMOL […]

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