Posts tagged: 2014

Unique Rued-Z Clone Chardonnay

There was a man named Ernest. He was an entrepreneur, a risk-taker and a role model for his grandson, Todd Gottula, who founded the Ernest Winery with his wife, Erin Brooks, back in 2012.  Todd’s grandmother, Joanne, is The Artist in the family. Her path as an artist revealed itself later in life, but her […]

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Exotic Howell Mountain Cab Blend

Cami was the fifth child for Tom & Laurie Shelton – a very small 5-acre Howell Mountain project they purchased in 2001.  The property is managed by vineyard “Guru” David Abreu, who said that this soil was real “Cabernet Dirt’. The family sold the grapes for many years, until Tom’s untimely death in 2008. It […]

Napa’s Best Cabernet Franc!

The 2014 harvest marks the 38th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery. It all started in 1974 when Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 1700 feet. The winery is now in its second generation on leadership of Michael Keenan since 1998. He replanted the vineyards and it […]

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French Laundry & Frank Melis say: ”An Exceptional “Local“ Spanish Red

Jessica Tarpy Shaheen, joined former Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy Erickson at “Favia Erickson Winegrowers” in 2008, where she had the good fortune to work alongside true masters of their craft (the great viticulturist Annie Favia her husband ace winemaker Andy Erickson).  She also worked with several other outstanding growers Mike Wolf, Terry Wilson, Lee Hudson, […]

Helen Keplinger’s (Carte Blanche) Pinot Jewel

A new edition to the Carte Blanche portfolio, is the 2014 Pinot Noir from Sun Chase Vineyard! This vineyard sits high atop the Petaluma Gap, taking in much of what the Pacific Ocean and sun have to offer. Rocky and gravelly Goudling series clay loam provide the perfect home for the four clones and blocks […]

Inaugural Celia Welch “Cult” Release!

The “Love” Story: It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later […]

Haut Brion meets Napa Valley

After the success with her own label, Helen Keplinger is out of control (in a very good way)!  The latest releases of Carte Blanche Cabernet and Proprietary Red showcase Helen’s amazing talents.  Only a few hundred cases of this mindboggling wine was produced from this “next” Haut Brion of the Napa Valley! This wine received  a […]

$100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by Winemaker of the Year

  Convexity 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Retail 55.00 – GGWC 49.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more Use code CONVEX at checkout The 2014 Convexity is an amazing bottle of wine from start to finish. The 2014 is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. On impact plenty of […]

Last Call on this Fabulous $50 Napa Cabernet!

  Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby […]

4 Barrel, 95 Point Red Gem

Giovanni Grandinetti worked his way up the wine ladder, learning the wine trade literally from the ground up.  He operated the crushpad, worked the vineyards, cleaned the barrels, etc.  But it was not until he started working for some smaller, boutique wineries that he found his passion – making wine.  He went back to school […]

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