Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

136 year old Napa Winery comes back to life! Great Value for Amazing Quality

  Liparita winery was created in 1880 by WF Keyes, son of General Keys.  The actual cellar still stands high atop Howell Mountain today. Going through some ownership changes, prohibition, etc, along the way Liparita gained fame and glory by winning gold medals at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and in 1904 at the St.Louis […]

EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY & Thomas Rivers Brown’s Inaugural CAB

A note from the “President, Wine Taster, Dishwasher, Jack O.A.T, of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Dear Friends, Cypress Freeway Memorial source:wikicommons October 17 is in an “interesting” day at the Melis’ Family as it is the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but also my wife’s birthday (I better remember that!) For those who […]

Highly Rated 2014 Carter Cabernets have arrived!

  Dear Friends, Winemaker, Mike Smith Mid October is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the shores of Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  As always the Carter Cellars wines crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith are worth the wait!  The current “stash” of 2014 although amazing in quality, is unfortunately very […]

LAST CALL – Under $30 Napa Cabernet MUST HAVE

  The latest release of Fisticuffs will really knock your socks off!  Rob Lawson has been making stunning wines under various “cult” Cabernet labels such as Ghostblock, Mirror, Pahlmeyer and Kapcsandy for many years and did not skip a beat with the stunning 2013 vintage. For those who dream of big and expensive Cabernets and […]


  In a recent blind tasting of 10 Cabernets, one wine surprised our group of 15 tasters.  The lineup included: 12C Beckstoffer George III (95 Parker) Roberts & Rogers (95 Parker) Aiken (95 Parker) Fait Main (95 Parker) Aperture (94 Parker) Beau Vigne (96 Parker) Myriad (94 Parker) Perfect Season (95 Parker) Scarlett (95 Parker) […]

Thursday October 6th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Sensational Inaugural Cab & Sauv Blanc Releases

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new […]

5 Barrel – 95 Point $50′s Napa Cabernet Gem

   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” […]

100 Point Winemaker “Thomas Rivers Brown” HOT NEW CABERNET

  The story of Hobel Wine Works began in 1998, when Cameron Hobel first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development of a wine auction site and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to […]

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96 Point Kamen Cabernet = A Striking 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 […]

LAST CALL for Exquisite Under $50 Napa Cabernet!

  Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby […]

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