Posts tagged: 2014

LAST CALL for 95 Point Syrah Gem … 12.5% Alc. for those who want “lower” alcohol wines

Many of Wind Gaps’ vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another.  These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of the grapes.  It seems only fitting that their name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping their wines. […]

Saturday June 24th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

“(Low Alcohol) Pinot of the month

The San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard.  It is named for the fault-line which marks the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, snaking its way up the California coast and passing less than a mile […]

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Chardonnay of the Month

Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir and Chardonnay on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that […]

Thursday June 15th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

A MUST HAVE $50’s NAPA CABERNET

  Sean Roney was raised in a winemaking family, but went east to pursue the law. But the siren song of wine disrupted his life in the courtroom. He found himself home, walking vineyards at dawn, instead of reading case files at midnight. They say what is meant for you will not pass you by. […]

Dave Phinney’s Stunning new Cabernet

Jim Kaplan’s winery Aftermath (AFTER MATH) is a story of Math Professor turned Winery Owner, the story of what he is doing “After Math” Jim Kaplan has a phD in Applied Mathematics and was a professor at Northwestern and Boston Univeristies.  A consulting gig morphed into an investment advisory business, JL Kaplan Associates which grew […]

Dance the Foxtrot? If not, just drink it!

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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Catch of the Day!

Gary Lipp has over 3 decades under his belt in the wine industry.  Add winemaker Phil Titus (Chappellett etal), and it seems like Coho is getting an extra shot in the arm with this new addition.  Coho will continue to source from the same Napa vineyards, but with adding Phil Titus, they might have gone from […]

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LAST CALL FOR MUST HAVE 95 Point Rated UNDER $65 (100 case) Cabernet Surprise!

This is probably one of the best hidden gems I have worked with in years!  Only 100 cases produced, so this one will go very fast! Chuy Ordaz has hand tended the Montecillo Vineyard for over 40 years. These old Cabernet Sauvignon vines seem to nod in respect towards Chuy when he walks by them […]

LAST CALL FOR “STUNNER” 95 POINT CHARDONNAY = FREE SHIPPING

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 […]

“SUCCULENT” 93 POINT CHARDONNAY

The Pisoni and Franscioni families, now third generation farmers, harness the wildness of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Their farming of the Chardonnay is pinpointed – each grape cluster and leaf positioned just right to be kissed gently by the morning sunshine and shaded from the afternoon sun and brisk Monterey Bay wind. The granitic soil […]