Posts tagged: Estate

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 […]

LAST CALL for SUPERB 5 barrel Napa Cab Franc

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with […]

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Hey there – Scarecrow’s Celia Welch KNOWS white wine too!

  Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you don’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the highly rated and highly regarded labels such as Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, Rewa, Castiel, 2480, Kelly Fleming, etc.  She’s now involved with a new project called YOUNT RIDGE. […]

Merlot for Cab lovers!

Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build a […]

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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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Halter Ranch is a small, family-owned winery located in the heart of Paso Robles’ Westside Adelaida district.  The “pulse’ of Rhone Varietals in California.  All the wines produced by this small winery are 100% Estate-grown. Halter Ranch 2016 “Estate” Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles GGWC 29.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code SHIPFREE12 at checkout This […]

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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 […]


Celia Welch can easily be voted as one of the best winemakers in the world. That said, give this lady some of the best fruit and you have some of the best wine in the world. The 2017 Rewa Sauvignon Blanc (Inaugural release) is flat out stunning! Remarkable, a MUST HAVE! Very limited production wine. […]

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6 Barrel, 95 Point Rated Pinot!

Justin Harmon, owner/winemaker was born in Chicago, to a large Irish family where wine did not play a role in his life while growing up. Milk was the beverage of choice at the dinner table, and the industrial beers of the Midwest, fueled family parties. He does not pinpoint a specific moment that his passion […]

Napa meets Spain & We’ll pay for the plane ticket*…

The Hendry Family is always reinventing itself.  A few years ago they introduced Albariño, and it has created a following. The Albariño grape hails from the area of Galicia, Spain, and were first planted at the Hendry Estate in 2003. Block 2, originally planted in 1997, was grafted over to Albariño from Pinot Gris in 2013. Hendry 2017 […]

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