Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

Real Napa Value Still Happens! Killer UNDER $45 CAB

Priest Ranch is a historic Napa Valley property established in 1869 by James Joshua Priest, a Gold Rush prospector. In 2006, Priest Ranch wines were born to pay tribute to the history of the property and Napa Valley. Produced from the historic Priest Ranch, the  wines showcase the diversity of the terroir and elevations of […]

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A 95 Point “Knock-Out” Napa Cab

Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.” In this case, it is a reference to their home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the entire Napa Valley. Symbolically, “purlieu” refers to their approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of […]

95 Point Premiere Release Napa Cab

Hertelendy wines represent an Old World family tradition over many centuries, from 18th-century Veltlínske zelené (Grüner Veltliner) and Rizling vlašský (Welschriesling) vineyards near Budatin Castle in Slovakia to Hungarian wines produced by their ancestral Great Uncle Gábor Hertelendy.  Fast forward…. 21st Century…. New World… Napa Valley Hertelendy 2013 “Estate” Cabernet, Napa Valley Retail 130.00 – […]

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Not An April Fools joke “Borrowed Jewels” – A Bevan source at ½ the Price

The title says it all – not a joke!  The “Borrowed Jewels” is a term winemaker Justin Harmon used as most of his wines come from his Sonoma Estate, and he “borrowed the jewels” from the likes of Russell Bevan’s great grapesource, the Sugarloaf Vineyard.  This is not a one-time deal, as Justin secured a […]

REALLY – AN UNDER $70 Thomas Rivers Brown CABERNET!

Three great friends – One goal: to create something worth appreciating, like the time they’ve spent together. They searched for an area rich in heritage, resources, and committed winemakers which took them 2,297 miles west from their homes in Kentucky to Napa Valley. They traveled to California time and again. Wine was shared, stories were […]

1 ACRE / 5 BARREL CAB BY 100 POINT GENIUS = FREE SHIPPING

  This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of 100 Point winemaker Peter Heitz who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by two couples, neighbors, […]

REALLY IT STILL EXISTS – GREAT QUALITY, UNDER $45 Napa Cabernet by A 99+ Winemaker

    The legend of the Old Poodle Dog… Back in the Gold Rush days of San Francisco the most popular French restaurant was named Le Poulet D’Or (which actually mean the Golden Chicken). Many of the miners found the unfamiliar language of the restaurant’s name difficult to pronounce so it was mangled into (Old) […]

Baah-baah Black Sheep, got any… WINE?

  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, […]

Mark Herold’s HOT NEW 94 Point Cab Release

Kevin Carriker started out in a wine store in San Francisco, making his way via some Napa and Bordeaux wineries where he did everything from working the tasting room, cleaning and topping barrels to participating in the harvest.  In 1990 he worked a crush at Grgich Hills and from here he decided it was time […]

WAKE UP & SMELL MELKA’S LATEST HOT NEW CABERNET

  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 […]