Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

Under $50 Napa Cab turns heads

  Tony Biagi from Spottswoode, Plumpack, Senegal etc. fame has a lot of experience under his belt!  So when he rolles up his sleeves, he becomes linebacker and ballerina at the same time.  His big stature shows roughness, yet his wines show elegance, thus a ballerina of sorts.  Tony believes in quality/value wines and overdelivered […]

Saturday October 21st, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Value Still “Happens”

  Pied-à-Terre is the realization of many years Richard Luftig put in working in the restaurant and wine industry and grasping that you should be able to find a well-priced bottle of Cabernet under $30.00!  He again succeeded with the 2014 Pied à Terre Cabernet which he sourced from various amazing Sonoma vineyards – Clajeaux, […]

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 […]

Cabernet Blind Tasting Winner!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 vintage Napa Cabernets,  Switchback Ridge “Estate” Cabernet surprised a lot of people by winning the tasting! The lineup was pretty impressive: Dumol Cabernet Napa  (95  Galloni) Seavey “Estate” (96 Galloni) Favia “Oakville” (96 Galloni) Patria “Avoyelles” (95+ Galloni) O’Shaughnessy “Howell Mountain (95 Galloni) Hobel “The Grain” (94 Galloni) […]

Wednesday October 11th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Academy Award Winning Cabernet by John Kongsgaard

    Carroll Ballard is an Academy Award winning filmwriter, known for movies such as Never Cry Wolf, Information Agency, Black Stallion, etc.  Most of Ballard’s films deal with man and his relation to nature and have a strong poetic streak, and this carried over into his love of wine.  He met John Kongsgaard and […]

96+ Point KAMEN Cabernet Gem

  Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 93 Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 11 straight vintages the wine has received 93 Points from Robert Parker, this is the most solid A rating […]

Monte Bello Cabernet at a Fraction the cost

  Napa Valley has become synonymous with great California Cabernet Sauvignon. But I’d argue that the state’s greatest and most distinctive cab is not all from Napa, but from a special ridge high in the Santa Cruz Mountains from a vineyard called Monte Bello.  As you know Ridge Winery has been working with this vineyard […]

Morlet’s 87 case Cabernet Surprise

    Luc Morlet has yet another accolade to his name, the new Linked 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Only 87 cases of this great wine were produced. Just around the bend from Peter Michael’s stomping grounds, this new wine is poised to become a reference point for Knights Valley. Dense, mouth‐coating flavors of dark fruits, chocolate […]

Screaming Eagle’s neighbor amazing UNDER $70 CAB

  This close neighbor of Screaming Eagle has been producing some gems of their own. And remember … A full case of this “textbook” perfect wine won’t even buy you a bottle of Screaming Eagle! The production of Textbook is about the same as it was last year, so it is equally limited, does not […]