Posts tagged: 2015

A Scintillating Five Star wine, Top on the French Laundry List!

  Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and Golden Gate Wine Cellars! The following year he produced a massive 75 […]

A REAL NAPA DISCIPLE

In August of 2012, Dave Phinney and his friends stood in the middle of a block of hundred year old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the vineyard […]

Knock-Out Scarlett Cab by Mike Smith 2.0

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in […]

Saturday October 14th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

“Textbook” Napa wine at bargain price

It doesn’t always need to cost a ton of money to be very good!  Our friends at Textbook created two bargain priced wines (Cabernet and Merlot), both of which taste a lot more expensive than their price tag reveals.  As always, small production, so don’t wait too long! Originally brought to the United States in […]

A Casual Wine, A Casual Price

“All the fun of impressing your date with a clandestine tour of your rich uncle’s topsail schooner at Newport Harbor Yacht Club – forbidden blackberries, fl­intlock guns, fresh baked dark chocolate brownies, distant engine oil, rain wet sage, maduro cigars, 1000 leather bound books, raspberry coulis and the devilish pleasure of getting away with it […]

LAST CALL! PAUL LATO 97-100 POINT WINES!

  Because of the great press, these wines have moved faster than I had anticipated and unfortunately, I have to give a “LAST CALL” already! The long awaited day has arrived! We now have Paul’s latest wines in stock and ready to ship out to you! This is a very impressive vintage with several ratings […]

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EPIC Mike Smith – Jim Barbour Cabernet = FREE SHIPPING

   Bench Vineyards is a new family venture from Sam Sharp and Allison Steltzner.  The Estate consists of 30 acres and sits next door to Odette and some other great Stag’s Leap vineyards.  The name “Bench Vineyards” comes from its unique topography – a true “benchland” vineyard located on the eastern side of the Napa […]

Dalla Valle, Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy Erickson’s Inaugural Release

  Long before the arrival of many wineries, in the early days of Napa Valley viticulture, three brothers settled in what is now known as Coombsville; Antonio, Lorenzo, and Nicola Carbone were the first Italian immigrants to inhabit this quiet, rolling area east of the city of Napa, cultivating their first crops in 1872.  They […]

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Pinot Noir of Month / 95 Points

  Two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) teamed up with their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. They gained valuable experiences at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead Cellars before they started this awesome venture. Over the past couple of years the press has been (rightfully so) generous […]

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

OLDIE, BUT GOODIE ZIN

  Dino Amantite and his mother Norma Pagani Amantite are the devoted caretakers of this iconic and hallowed ground in Sonoma at Dunbar Road and Highway 12 that has been in their family for over a century. The Pagani Ranch (Sooma) was planted originally in the 1880’s then added to in the 1920’s by Felice […]

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