Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

Two Knock-Out Cabernets by Mike Smith 2.0

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

20% OFF Napa Cabernet Gem & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

  Ilaria 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – SPECIAL PRICING – 20% OFF & FREE SHIPPING on FULL CASE (NOW $56.00 per bottle INSTEAD OF $70.00) Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout The 2015 Ilaria Cabernet Sauvignon possesses gorgeous aromas of black current liqueur, blackberries and huckleberry compote and is complemented by notes of scorched volcanic […]

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100 Point Napa Cabernet

  After the success with her own label, Helen Keplinger is out of control (in a very good way)! The latest releases of Carte Blanche Cabernet and Proprietary Red showcase Helen’s amazing talents.  Only a few hundred cases of this mindboggling wine was produced from this “next” Haut Brion of the Napa Valley!  After many […]

Yet another high-scoring “TRB” Napa Cab Release

Robert Parker 97+ Points: “Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French oak, 90% new, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard Pritchard Hill has a deep purple-black color and a rock star nose of black currant cordial, dark chocolate, black forest cake and licorice with touches of charcoal, Chinese five spice, potpourri […]

Robert Parker’s Top 3 in VALUE

  Stack House Cabernet is the husband and wife effort of Anna & Mario Monticelli. Anna’s was the assistant winemaker at Bryant Family and is the current winemaker at Piña. Her husband Mario has worked with legendary winemaker Philippe Melka at Melka, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, Quintessa, and Lail. Stack House 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa […]

Last Call For This Great Red Hills Cabernet!

  Obsidian Ridge Vineyard is planted at 2,640′ atop the Mayacamas range just a hop sip and jump north of the Napa Valley. This is one of the newest American Viticultural Areas, named Red Hills Lake County for the distinctive volcanic soils that define this remarkable mountain appellation. The vineyard’s red soils are shot through […]

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Karl Lawrence Cabernet is Back!

After a little hiatus Karl Lawrence Cabernet is back.  I am not the gossip person, so I will not elaborate why the wine “disappeared” for a few years.  The owner Ric Henry was born in Napa, but spent most of his younger years in nearby Santa Rosa and Sacramento. After coming back to attend Pacific […]

Wednesday September 5th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A Howell Mountain Rock Star is born!

It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later and after a […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s own Rivers Marie!

Thomas Rivers Brown does not need any intro.  He’d be able to convert horse manure into gold flakes!  In the past 15 years he has made more than 25 wines that have received perfect scores from Robert Parker or Wine Spectator. As of this fall he oversees a total of 40 wineries, making multiple cuvées […]

Sexy Beckstoffer Cabernet Release!

Mike Smith, who we sometimes call “Mr. 100 Pointer” (Carter Cellars, Myriad, Scarlett, etc.), has taken the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard’s stunning fruit and produced an equally stunning wine for 12C.  Incidentally, 12C get’s its name from Twelve degrees Centigrade or Fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimum storage temperature for wine. 12c “G3” […]