Posts tagged: 2015

4 Barrel Napa Cab Gem from 100 Point Vineyard Crew

As the 6th generation farmer of his family’s Napa Valley ranch, Matt Hardin has a natural appreciation of the exceptional place that is the Napa Valley. Matt manages his full-time work as vineyard manager and partner in Barbour Vineyards with his commitment to managing the family ranch. In his time with Barbour Vineyards, Matt has […]

Tuesday November 20th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

A $100 Napa CAB at ½ the price!

The “Tether” wine is a Anna Monticelli & Kimberly Jones project.   This is real Napa Valley value in a bottle.  When I tasted the wine I figured, another $100, but I was wrong , it was ½ that price!  That said, the production is very limited, so you’ll have to act quick!Tether 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley […]

Saturday November 17th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

Napa’s Cab Blend of the month!

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Vegne (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with […]


  The crown jewel of La Sirena, Cabernet Sauvignon is Heidi’s favorite varietal to work with, and the wine she is best-known for throughout her career. This Cabernet has all the makings of Heidi’s classic, elegant and balanced style, produced from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. La Sirena 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa […]

And the Blind Tasting Winner is….

In a recent blind tasting of domestic Rhone Varietals Law Estate 2015 Sagaciousbeat out some amazing players. The line-up included: Epoch “Sensibility” (95 Robert Parker/96 Vinous) Booker ‘Vertigo” (95 Robert Parker) Tablas “Panoplie” (96 Vinous) DuMOL “Eddie’s Patch (98 Jeb Dunnuck) Torrin “Maven” (95 Vinous) Aaron “Trespasser” (94 Vinous) Sanguis “Bossman” (97 Jeb Dunnuck) Jonata “La […]

Wednesday October 31st, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point, Brilliant Pinot Noir

Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located at the ‘Land’s Edge’ of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are driven by a maritime influence, producing a small but concentrated crop of Pinot Noir that is harvested in late September through mid-October. The foggy coastal climate preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps […]

Thursday October 25th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Old Bridesmaid Gets Married…. We give her a FREE SHIPPING gift!

After many years the Bridesmaid wines are being rebranded of sorts.  Pam Starr (fomer Spottswoode winemaker) has been producing the Crocker & Starr/Bridesmaid wines for many years now.  Crocker & Starr was always estate grown, Bridesmaid only partially.  That has changed and so has the pacakaging. Gorgeous new labels and the same stunning wines, sort […]

Wednesday October 24th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Prodigious New Cabernet

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


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 and […]

Monday October 22nd, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

Exceptional Cabernet by an almost perfect (99 Pts) Winemaker!

A striking hillside property, Cornell is located on Spring Mountain, not too far from Togni, Pride and Paloma. In 2013, proprietors Henry and Vanessa Cornell hired winemaker Françoise Peschon (Araujo & Vine Hill Ranch) to oversee a complete makeover, and create the first estate grown wine from their then 10 year-old vineyard. Peschon brought in vineyard guru […]

Wednesday October 17th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »