Posts tagged: Cabernet Blend

EPIC Mike Smith – Jim Barbour Cabernet

    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 […]

“Gorgeously & Voluptuous” Philippe Melka Cab blend – 94 Points

Fahri & Constance Diner created Skipstone after successful careers as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  The vineyard is sits like an amphitheater carved into a horseshoe-shaped mountain hidden high above Alexander Valley. With their European roots Fahri & Constance strive to create the best wines to rival the quality and artistry of California’s most highly regarded […]

100 Point Winemaker’s STUNNING $50s Napa Cab Blend

The “Tether” wine is a new project between Benoit Touquette (who has made MANY 100 POINT wines as well as 96+ Kata, and 95+ Fait-Main & Teeter-Totter Cabernets) and my dear friend Kimberly Jones (wine broker to the stars).  The 2014 Tether Proprietary Red is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 14% […]

Flashy under $40 Cabernet Blend

  The winery is a partnership between Marty Tautcher an executive at Microsoft and Chris Peterson (winemaker), who honed his skills at DeLille Cellars and several wineries in France and Italy.  When their paths crossed at DeLille, an immediate bond was created and the idea for Avennia was born. “Avennia is inspired by the Roman name for […]

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Crowd pleasing under 40.00 Napa Cab Blend

Petit Batard is the illegitimate offspring of the Xtant Cabernet.  A small production winery in the Napa Valley.  Jeff Gaffner (Hestan, Saxon Brown) has been making the wines for some years now and the “Dollar Cost Average” formula is always applied here.  I would call this a “Great wine for your Buck!”  The owners are […]

Small Napa Cab wins “Big” Blind Tasting

In a recent blind tasting (16 tasters) of 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets and Cabernet Blends, the small Ramian winery beat out a very honorable lineup: Dominus (97+ Pts Parker) Antica “Townsend” (95 Pts Parker) Drinkward-Peschon (94 Pts Parker) Rivers Marie “Panek” (95 Pts. WS) Arnot-Roberts (93 Pts Parker) David Arthur “Old Vine” (94 Pts Parker […]

BEST UNDER $40.00 Napa Cab Blend, Tastes like $80!

Owner Mark Carter (Carter Cellars & The Carter House) and his winemaker Mike Smith hit it off some years ago at the Carter House on “Table 5” – This wind up being the table that Mike also landed the gig at Schrader Cellars when he met Fred Schrader there.  So when they created this fun […]

A “To-Kalon, Herb Lamb, Dr. Crane” Cabernet at only $59

Karl Lawrence (Michael Trujillo) has been crafting wines in Napa for 30 years now, and his own label since the early 1990’s.  Sourced from some of the most sought after vineyards in Napa, he really outdid himself with this latest release.  Sourced from the Herb Lamb (Colgin, etal), To-Kalon, Dr. Crane, Morisoli and Henry Brothers […]

Bargain Napa Valley Blend Takes Flight

Duke Heringer is a fifth generation farmer, he farms crops in the delta community of Clarksburg but sources grapes from premium vineyards in Napa.  His philosophy is to make great wines at an affordable price.  His winemaker Gary Branham (from Branham fame – the brains behind the Rockpile appellation) crafts amazing wines and does not […]

30% OFF “SUPER SAVER” on killer wine

This might just be “the” holiday saver of the year. Save 30% off this stunning Cabernet, from an amazing vintage, and get FREE SHIPPING as well! The Gemstone Vineyard is a winemakers delight. Situated in the Yountville AVA on the Rector Creek alluvial fan, it contains a diverse selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, […]