Posts tagged: Estate

Philippe Melka’s Rock Star Effort

Fahri & Constance Diner created Skipstone after successful careers as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  The vineyard is sits like an amphitheater carved into a horseshoe-shaped mountain hidden high above Alexander Valley. With their European roots Fahri & Constance strive to create the best wines to rival the quality and artistry of California’s most highly regarded […]

Diamond Creek’s neighbor Cabernet at 1/3 the price

Michael Klopka purchased the 150 acre estate in 1998 atop Diamond Mountain, but it wasn’t a palatial estate – even a “Diamond in the rough” was an understatement.  It was densely forested, nearly inaccessible woodland tract that choked sunlight.  It took a while to clear, and create 2 parcels (Cori and Sophie) totaling six acres […]

Scarecrow Winemaker’s Astonishing New Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc

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 project called YOUNT […]

LAST CALL PALOMA MERLOT

  Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts, Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  I also want to let those Cabernet-philes know that one the most sought after, highly rated and […]

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100 Point Winemaker’s “Inaugural” HOT NEW CAB project

  Bench Vineyards is a new family venture between the Sharp and Steltzner families.  The Estate consists of 30 acres and sits next door to Odette and some other great Stag’s Leap vineyards.  The name “Bench Vineyards” comes from its unique topography – a true “benchland” vineyard located on the eastern side of the Napa […]

Spottswoode Winemaker’s MUST HAVE White

Hourglass was created by Ned Smith in 1976, who loved making Zinfandel from this property.  In 1992 his son Jeff Smith took over the land and business and enlisted Robert Foley as his winemaker.  They started Hourglass 2.0. by making Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from this amazing property.  Jeff since purchased what is […]

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Cote-Rotie meets California – 93 Pt Parker

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

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Dave Phinney’s Stunning new Cabernet

Jim Kaplan’s winery Aftermath (AFTER MATH) is a story of Math Professor turned Winery Owner, the story of what he is doing “After Math” Jim Kaplan has a phD in Applied Mathematics and was a professor at Northwestern and Boston Univeristies.  A consulting gig morphed into an investment advisory business, JL Kaplan Associates which grew […]

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  Matt Murphy grew up in Arkansas among a “wine savvy family”.  While studying molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Matt followed his emerging appreciation of fine wine, and his love of the land, and worked a summer at Signorello Estate in Napa Valley. At Signorello, Matt found that […]

Multi-Dimensional 2 BARREL Cab Franc

Marilyn Crowley Crawford  was born and raised outside Falkirk, Scotland. She established CrauforD Wine Company in 1999 with intention to honor her seven centuries of Clan Crawfords and the love for Napa Valley. Together with her son Chris, they released their first vintages a year later in 2000. Now, seven years later, Marilyn has since retired and Chris continues to […]