Posts tagged: 2016

Wine Diva + Video Game Producer = AMAZING NAPA WINES

The team of Heidi Barrett (Wine Diva a.k.a Queen of the Valley) and famed viticulturist David Abreu are the axile driving CapCom owner Kenzo Tsujimoto’s Napa Valley winery.  The vineyard was planted in 1998, and the first release (2005 vintage) was in 2008.  Since then “Kenzo” has become an household name for top-notch, high-end Napa […]

WINE ALERT – 100 Point Winemaker Must Have White

Celia Welch cannot be stopped!  She’s a women with a mission.  A mission to make the best and perfect wines in the Napa Valley. She has many 100 pointers under her name (Scarecrow).  Keever Vineyards is nestled in the western slopes of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley. It is a family-owned and operated winery, producing […]

Don’t say White Wine is not Real Wine…

Founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Chris Pittenger in 2009, Gros Ventre Cellars is a small, family-owned winery operating out of the Sierra Foothills. They produce less than 1,000 cases of vineyard-designated wines such as Pinot Noir from the True Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley, along with several new wines from the burgeoning wine region […]

The Top 25 Wines of 2016!

Dear Friends of Golden Gate Wine Cellars, It has been an amazing year of tasting, smelling & swishing wines.  We must have tasted over 2000 wines this year, so to come up with our “own” Top 25 wines that are “the best” is not easy. But as always, we will do our best! My tasting […]

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 in , | No Comments »

2016 Harvest Report – Part Two

Dear Friends,   As promised, two pre-harvest reports for you.  Last time we shared some info about DuMOL, Linked, and Inherit the Sheep.  Today, our focus is on Spottswoode and Hudson.  Two “big” boys and girls in the Valley.  Both these vineyards would have “First Growth” and “Grand Cru” status if they were located in […]

Saturday August 20th, 2016 in , , | No Comments »

2016 Harvest Report – Part 1

Dear Friends,   As we are approaching the 2016 harvest, I want to give you a heads-up and share my experiences while visiting the Napa and Sonoma Valleys this week.  This week the focus is on DuMOL, Linked and Inherit The Sheep. After 5 years of major drought in California, we finally had a somewhat normal winter […]

Friday August 12th, 2016 in , , | No Comments »