Posts tagged: 2014

Value Still “Happens”

  Pied-à-Terre is the realization of many years Richard Luftig put in working in the restaurant and wine industry and grasping that you should be able to find a well-priced bottle of Cabernet under $30.00!  He again succeeded with the 2014 Pied à Terre Cabernet which he sourced from various amazing Sonoma vineyards – Clajeaux, […]

Cabernet Blind Tasting Winner!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 vintage Napa Cabernets,  Switchback Ridge “Estate” Cabernet surprised a lot of people by winning the tasting! The lineup was pretty impressive: Dumol Cabernet Napa  (95  Galloni) Seavey “Estate” (96 Galloni) Favia “Oakville” (96 Galloni) Patria “Avoyelles” (95+ Galloni) O’Shaughnessy “Howell Mountain (95 Galloni) Hobel “The Grain” (94 Galloni) […]

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6 Barrel 95 Point White Gem = FREE SHIPPING

    In 1995, Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton met while working on a committee meeting for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association. At the time both held production jobs at Sunstone and Beckmen, respectively, and forged an immediate friendship that would ultimately germinate in the creation of Brewer-Clifton just one year later. This bottling is […]

HIDE & SEEK… YOU FOUND IT, AN AMAZING WINE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

   SEEK is a very small family (Sieck Family) owned winery atop Howell Mountain, producing small amounts of Zinfandel! Only 2 barrels, 48 cases of this wine were produced! The vineyard was planted about 35 years ago, so nice maturity here! Seek 2014 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley GGWC 44.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

96+ Point KAMEN Cabernet Gem

  Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 93 Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 11 straight vintages the wine has received 93 Points from Robert Parker, this is the most solid A rating […]

Merlot of the Month

  I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2014 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property […]

Monte Bello Cabernet at a Fraction the cost

  Napa Valley has become synonymous with great California Cabernet Sauvignon. But I’d argue that the state’s greatest and most distinctive cab is not all from Napa, but from a special ridge high in the Santa Cruz Mountains from a vineyard called Monte Bello.  As you know Ridge Winery has been working with this vineyard […]

Screaming Eagle’s neighbor amazing UNDER $70 CAB

  This close neighbor of Screaming Eagle has been producing some gems of their own. And remember … A full case of this “textbook” perfect wine won’t even buy you a bottle of Screaming Eagle! The production of Textbook is about the same as it was last year, so it is equally limited, does not […]

97 POINT RATED THOMAS RIVERS BROWN CAB

  Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker have a long history in Napa Valley, building relationships and putting down roots in the community. In the early 1980s, Donna and Mark began making regular trips to the Valley, meeting vintners at iconic cellars where they often tasted from the barrel. They were drawn into tasting room […]

EXPLOSIVE 95 POINTER UNDER $45.00

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 […]