Posts tagged: 2014

LAST CALL for Pinot Noir blind tasting winner!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 Pinot Noirs, Alma Fria beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted of 13 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all the wines twice. The lineup included: Argot (96 Pt. Parker) North – by Alban (96 Pt Parker) The Hilt “Vanguard” (94 Pt Parker) […]

Can’t dance the Foxtrot? Drink it instead!

The Foxtrot winery was created by Torsten and Kicki Allander who believe that the key to producing world class wine is total control over the grape growing and winemaking process from start to finish. To this day, both remain an integral part of the family business, with Kicki spending her days in the estate vineyard […]

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Rare Jewel … Thomas Brown’ 95 Point UNDER $75

Hestan Vineyards was born from the culinary passion of Stanley Cheng and his wife, Helen. Stanley pioneered hard-anodized cookware in the 1970s and has continued to improve the ways we cook through innovations from back-of-house to the backyard.  His meticulous  pursuit to perfection with pots and pans carried over the vineyard, and the rest… is […]

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100 Point Winemaker’s Dazzling Wine = FREE SHIPPING

Winemaker Mike Smith (Carter, Myriad, Bench, 12c ETC) produced an amazing big bold red – the 2014 Scarlett Petit Verdot.  I know, you think/say: “This is a blending grape” – yes it is.  But this is a great example that Petit Verdot shows well on its own! So, why not give it a try – […]

The best wine Offering of the year!

Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone blends 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 the rest is history. Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base, even as far as Japan, Belgium and South America. The […]


Following on the heels of an impressive 2013 vintage, the Gemstone Vineyard 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from six blocks of the vineyard “…where our rarest clones are planted.” The berries from those vines are small and concentrated, producing create a powerful and dark ruby wine that exhibits a ‘Left Bank’ Bordeaux style with remarkable balance, backbone and […]

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Wine Wake up Call… 96 Point MUST HAVE Wine

Justin Willett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing 190 cases. His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to “Must Have” status among many Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers. Working with some of the best vineyards in the Santa Rita […]


A Jeff Cohn and French Winemaker Yves Cuilleron Collaboration… Two venerable winemakers with a history of high-quality, highly rated wines collaborated on this limited release (8 barrels – 4 went to France, 4 being sold in CA)Chapoutier Selection 100% Syrah from the famed Rockpile Vineyard.  The oldest vines at Rockpile produces a wine that is […]

New Winds Blow over venerable Stag’s Leap Winery

Mike Smith (Carter, Bench, Miriad, Scarlett, etc) and Jim Barbour (Viticulturist extraordinaire) took over the the day-to-day vineyard and winemaking duties at the venerable Stetlzner Winery and it really shows! The vineyard was established in 1964 and has been owned and run by the same (Steltzner) family, but it was not until 2011 when these two […]

Tuesday August 1st, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Astonishing New Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new project called YOUNT […]