Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

100 Point winemaker’ sensational Napa Cab

Father and son McSharry both had a love for wine.  Gerry McSharry developed a love of fine wine though a lifetime working in Media.   He created one of the world’s leading media companies with offices in fifteen countries around the globe.  When his son Paul, who had started a wine import business, met Mark Herold […]

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

Top Notch under $44 Napa Cab

Le Pich is the culmination of several seasoned and determined wine professionals’ efforts to produce the finest Cabernet Sauvignon possible from the best estate vineyards in Napa Valley including Pritchard Hill all under the guidance of winemaker Julien Fayard (assistant winemaker at Lafite Rothschild, Dalla and Philippe Melka’s projects) and ace viticulturist Steve Matthiasson.  The production […]

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Stunning Premiere Release Cabernet 97 Point Cabernet

QTR is the latest Philippe Melka/Jim Barbour venture.  The vineyard is situated on Howell Mountain spanning between 850 and 1200 feet elevation.  The vineyard is divided into seven blocks, ranging from 1/3 to 2 acres in size.  Only 6 acres are planted.  The 2012 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR or Quality Time […]

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 […]

Tuesday February 17th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]