Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

98 POINT EXCLUSIVE, ONE-OF-A-KIND “Premiere Napa Valley Auction Lot” CABERNET

(koo dah foo drah) – The moment when “lightning strikes” or something unforgettable occurs that you want to capture forever. This amazing 2012 Cabernet (a venture of John Schwartz/Heidi Barrett) was specially crafted for the 2014 Premiere Napa Valley Wine Auction, and Golden Gate Wine Cellars is the EXCLUSIVE OWNER of this one-of-a-kind offering!  Only 60 […]

Last call on 96 Pt rated Napa Cab

This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knight’s Valley (better than Peter Michael, really!)  The venture is owned by Norma Hunt (wife of former Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt – who pretty much invented the Super Bowl).  This gorgeous property is well-situated, and when you bring in the Quarterback – […]

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 […]