Posts tagged: 2016

A Cult Production Napa Cab under $40

About the Band: Born from a monthly tasting group of seven Napa Valley wine & taste makers—Barrett Anderson from 100 Point wineries (Lokoya & Cardinale), Mark Porembski (formerly Araujo, makes Anomoly & Zeitgeist), Jason Heller (Master Sommelier with a CV at Harlan, Bond & Dana Estate), Cameron Hobel (Hobel Winery), Brennan Anderson (Foley), Dan Petroski […]

Expressive – Low Alcohol Chardonnay = Burgundy in California

  From the first vineyard the Sangiacomo family planted in 1969, Green Acres is situated in the cool coastal appellation of Carneros and benefits from rocky, well-drained soils and signature afternoon winds. The Green Acres Chardonnay shows off its broad, rich texture, a natural gift from Old Wente, which contrasts with its minerality and a […]

Tuesday October 16th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

California’s Liquid Gold under $40!

  This small winery in the Santa Rita Hills is the brain child of Jeff and Nikki Nelson.  Their wine maker is Brandon Sparks-Gillis (the “man” behind the Dragonette success).  Their wine-style is based and named in honor of the chalky white hills of Chablis and diatomaceous earth of the  Santa Rita Hills.Liquid Farm “White […]

Two Knock-Out Cabernets 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 […]


  Senses is the story of three childhood friends who reunited after many years to make small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  One of them Max Thieriot (actor – Bates Motel, SealTeam and others) he is also a descedent of M.H De Young (The “The Young Museum in San Francisco and founder of the SF Chronicle). […]

Heidi Barrett’s First Ever Chardonnay – STUNNING

Heidi Barrett, the original Screaming Eagle winemaker just announced a brand new wine from La Sirena! Although she made Chardonnay a number of times for her clients over the years, she was not compelled to make her own until a special vineyard site became available in 2016. Well-known vineyard manager Ulysses Valdez told her he […]

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Paul Lato 2016 Rhone Releases!

Dear Friends, Paul Lato hardly needs an introduction. His wines have raised the bar among many California wines for over 10 years now and each release continues to impress. We received 5 cases each of his 2016 “Rhone” releases, IL Padrino Syrah, Cinematique Syrah and Ora Labore Grenache. For those who need to restock his […]

Expressive and Memorable Pinot Noir = FREE SHIPPING

The 2016 vintage is one of  the smaller releases for our friends at Kanzler, but  it might be one of the best ones they made to date!  The wine offers up a dark purple hue embarking on a nose of red stone fruit, Asian spices and some toasty notes.  The wine has a lush and […]

Friday September 14th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

A Saintly Priced Syrah!

Chris Kiranbay (Saint K) was involved in the Washington DC restaurant industry. When he took a trip to Napa in 2006 he decided that he had to move to California. Eventually winding up in Paso Robles in 2010. He worked in fine dining, and started a wine brokerage, and as Chris said: “he had found […]

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Last Call For This Great Red Hills Cabernet!

  Obsidian Ridge Vineyard is planted at 2,640′ atop the Mayacamas range just a hop sip and jump north of the Napa Valley. This is one of the newest American Viticultural Areas, named Red Hills Lake County for the distinctive volcanic soils that define this remarkable mountain appellation. The vineyard’s red soils are shot through […]

Saturday September 8th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »