Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

Take Note $45.00 Napa Cab from “First Growth Vineyard”

Alondra is Spanish for Skylark, the wine company established by my longtime friends John Lancaster and Robert Perkins, who run the wine program at Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco. During his tenure at Boulevard, John has traveled extensively throughout the world’s wine regions studying wine production and is also a professional wine judge and consultant. John […]

Philippe Melka’s 96 Point Cab-vaganza

When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer.  Gandona (humble man […]

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5 Barrel 2012 97 Point rated Napa Cab

Benoit Touquette might be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa.  He was Andy Erickson’s right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protégé of the world’s top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.  All three were at the helm of Ovid producing their wines for some years. His “Fait-Main” label, […]

Cabernet of the Month

Louis XIV, The Sun King, appointed D’Artagnan, our Gascon home boy, as the Captain of the Musketeers. The Sun King was known for his flamboyant style and exquisite taste. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines for are sustainably farmed and are located in the highly acclaimed Mount Veeder appellation at 2,000 feet elevation. Rousseau 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s 95 Point Merlot & 96+ Point Cab

Fritz Hatton “auctioneer extraordinaire” not only plays a mean tune on the piano and swings the gavel very well, but he has a created a great following with his Arietta label. Of course a big part of that is because of his “Ace in-the-hole” Screaming Eagle Winemaker Andy Erickson. Grapes are sourced from some of the most […]

Classic 2012 “96 Point Rated” Napa Cabernet

Luc Morlet has been on a roll as of late, and this latest venture “Cabaud” is just one of the many accolades this great winemaker can add to his portfolio.  Luc who was born in France, but is best known for his success at Peter Michael Newton, Staglin, Carte Blanche, Linked, his own Morlet label and of […]

Must Have Cab by 100 point winemaker

When you have one of the BEST winemakers in Napa (Mike Smith – known for honing his skills at Schrader, Maybach, Rivers Marie, Carter, 12C, etc.) at the helm, you can only wind up with a top-notch wine, and I can tell you this is a TOP NOTCH wine!  This wine, named after the winery […]

Must have – Striking 2012 Napa Cab

It all began in 1990 when Clay & Tersilla (T) met while working at a large Napa winery. In 1995 they were married and purchased a property – with sheep – The deal was that the owner only would sell it, if they kept the sheep. So when it came time name the winery, T […]

Cabernet of the Month – 8 barrels produced

Passenger is the project from wine broker Kimberly Jones and the "other" Passenger Master Sommelier Chris Blanchard (FYI only 192 of them on planet earth). This is one of my favorite “secret” wines. You’d ask – Why the secrecy?  The vineyard sources are designates for many high-end wines and they like to keep their price […]

Down Under stunner 20% OFF

Last week I enjoyed an afternoon visiting with Donal O’Dwyer who flew all the way from Australia with a few sample bottles of wine!  I tasted his new 2009 Cabernet (400 cases produced), which will be in stock shortly, as well as a latest venture, his 2010 Shiraz (only 100 cases produced) – we are […]

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