Posts tagged: 2015

4 Barrel Pinot wins blind tasting!

My tasting group lined up some first rate Pinot Noirs, but it was a very small production (4 barrels, 98 cases) that took the first prize! The line up included: DuMOL Ryan (95 AG) Argot Bastard Tongue (95+ RP) Walter Hansel South Slope (97 RP) Siduri Zena Crown (94+ RP) Hirsh Block 8 (95 AG) […]

96 Point ZinSiLation = FREE SHIPPING

    The best caves, and cave tour in California (hint, hint for those who like to visit). Add a few amazing vineyards, including their Estate properties and 2 great winemakers and you have the key to success.  Bella has been producing stunning Zins for 20 years now very quietly, below the radar, but not […]

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Top 100 wine # 3, received another 95 Point rating!

The Beaux Frères Vineyard was a creation of Robert Parker and his brother-in-law (Beaux Frere) Mike Etzel.  The winery/vineayard is located on an 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge in the Chehalem Valley near Newberg (Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA). Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead […]

95 Point Napa Cab by Russell Bevan’s Right Hand

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears open as she is on a roll now! Her Morgado label is bringing in some impressive reviews and creating quite a buzz. Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s […]

95 Point Inaugural Release Cabernet

Sourced from the legendary Pickberry Vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA,  planted in 1982 on the north side of Sonoma Mountain at about 700 feet of elevation with a Northeastern exposure. The Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a focus on texture, structure and ability to age. Amazing start for an inaugural Cabernet! This wine is supremely generous […]

The wait is over, Frank’s “OWN” wine finally arrived!

Dear Friends,The much anticipated release of our “own” Melis Family Bordeaux Blend is upon us!Those who purchased our “previous” family label know that we had to change our name due to some red-tape issues. Nothing else has changed though, it is still the same good quality wine!The 2015 as you might recall was the last vintage of […]

UNDER $40.00 – 95 Point “old-timer” still has it!

Walter Hansel Winery has been synonymous with good quality and well-priced wines for years.  Real crowd-pleasing wines for those who don’t want to break the bank and still want to get a good quality glass of wine.  The 2015 Cuvee Alyce Chardonnnay might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a […]

Get this wine for a steal & I give you FREE SHIPPING!

I would never condone stealing, except when it comes to this Pickpocket from our Sans Liege friends. All joking aside, Sans Liege has made a name for itself as one of the best Rhone Varietal producers in the state, and this latest release might be one of the best ones yet-to-date. Sans Liege 2015 “Pickpocket” […]


John Caldwell grew up in Napa into a family that ran a shoe business. John eventually turned the one business into many more.  Living in Napa and making money, he purchased 54 acres of land and had plans to develop some homes.  Unfortunately that backfired and now he was “stuck” with 54 acres of dirt. […]

World Champion Warrior’s Napa Cabernet!

I must admit a slight bias due to the fact that I am a San Franciscan, but it was sure exciting to see the Golden State Warriors bring home a 2nd straight NBA championship! With Stephen Curry at the lead, our Warriors swept through the competition clinched the title!While people are talking about the Warriors […]