Posts tagged: 2014

Laser Focused, low alchohol Pinot Noir

Waits Mast is a husband and wife Pinot Noir venture that started in 2000 when two Pinotphiles decided to start their own venture. Under the guidance of their consulting winemaker Shalini Shehkar (Roar, William Selyem)  and the staff at Roar they started production of their own label, and the rest as they say…. is history.The […]

Tuesday September 18th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Merlot for Cab lovers!

Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build a […]

Saturday September 15th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’s GSM Stunner = FREE SHIPPING! Edit Subject

The Paderewski Vineyard is 67 acres of undulating, steep, limestone rich hillsides within 350 rural, spring-fed acres in Paso Robles.  In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Fast forward a century, and this property stood forgotten and fallow.  In 2004 Epoch became […]

Thursday September 6th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

Our first of the summer blind tasting Cabernet tasting brought together the who is who among great Cabs.  The lineup included: Aloft (95 RP) Vineyard 29 (95 WA) Fait Main Las Piedras (95 WA) Vineyardist (96 WA) Barnett Rattlesnake Vyd (95+ WA) Ramey Pedregal (95+ AG) Ceritas PMR (96 AG) Cliff Lede Scarlet Love (97 […]

Under $50 Napa Cab – Smells Great, Taste Great – It is “delicious” and you receive FREE SHIPPING too!

Again, a superb, well-made Coho Headwaters.  This vintage is a blend of 56%  Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Merlot from the astounding Michael Black Vineyard add 11% Petit Verdot from the Coombsville area in southern Napa Valley and we have the ingredients for what I believe is one of the best Coho Headwater blends ever produced! […]

Wednesday August 1st, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Impressive & Sexy Rhone blend

The winemaker says: “Sand & Stone is always our most vibrant cuvee due a good portion of Grenache, one of our most favorite grapes. Grenache absolutely thrives in the limestone soils of Paso Robles, and it seems as well suited here as its traditional home in the Southern Rhone. Coupled with the powerful nature of […]

Tuesday July 24th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

98 Point Dave Phinney STUNNER= FREE SHIPPING!

The Crane Assembly is centered around a unique eight-acre vineyard located in the gravel rich soils of southern St. Helena. It is believed that George Beldon Crane, or simply G.B. Crane, first established grapes on this site in the year 1885, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Although records are […]

“Sexy, Racy” 95 Point (140 case) Red = FREE SHIPPING

  For 3 generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting […]

95 Point, 100 case Pinot Gem

Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8½ to Pinot & 4 to Chardonnay).  For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard. But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look for […]

Tuesday July 10th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Former Spottswoode Winemaker “Stars” in her own Cabernet “Role”

Named for the variations of rock, loam, and clay soils found throughout the St. Helena based Crocker Estate Vineyard, RLC is the embodiment of Crocker & Starr as a concept. Winemaker and co-owner Pam Starr had the idea for RLC when she realized that the blocks of vines that made up the periphery of the […]