Posts tagged: Estate

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 […]

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

Our first of the summer blind tasting Cabernet tasting brought together the who is who among great Cabs.  The lineup included: Aloft (95 RP) Vineyard 29 (95 WA) Fait Main Las Piedras (95 WA) Vineyardist (96 WA) Barnett Rattlesnake Vyd (95+ WA) Ramey Pedregal (95+ AG) Ceritas PMR (96 AG) Cliff Lede Scarlet Love (97 […]

96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

Our first of the summer blind tasting Cabernet tasting brought together the who is who among great Cabs.  The lineup included: Aloft (95 RP) Vineyard 29 (95 WA) Fait Main Las Piedras (95 WA) Vineyardist (96 WA) Barnett Rattlesnake Vyd (95+ WA) Ramey Pedregal (95+ AG) Ceritas PMR (96 AG) Cliff Lede Scarlet Love (97 […]

Wine of the Year Candidate!

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 […]

Monday July 30th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

98 Point Dave Phinney STUNNER= FREE SHIPPING!

The Crane Assembly is centered around a unique eight-acre vineyard located in the gravel rich soils of southern St. Helena. It is believed that George Beldon Crane, or simply G.B. Crane, first established grapes on this site in the year 1885, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Although records are […]

FIREWORKS!! 95 POINT STUNNING LOW $30 RED

  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 […]

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

April Showers bring May Flowers & an Outstanding Spring/Summer-like SAUV BLANC

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 2015 […]

Monday May 21st, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

88 CASE CABERNET BY 100 POINT GENIUS

This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of 100 Point winemaker Peter Heitz who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by two couples, neighbors, the […]

Vine Hill Ranch: The Quiet Superstar

Galloni 96+ Points: “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Above all else, I am impressed with how much freshness the 2015 shows. Racy red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender notes fill out the wine’s sumptuous frame. Bottled just a few months ago, the 2015 is a bit reticent, but it is nevertheless impressive. Time in the glass […]

Master Sommelier’s Stunning new Pinot Project

Within a few months of becoming the ninth Master Sommelier in the United States, Larry Stone became the first American to win the prestigious Best International Sommelier in a French Wines competition in Paris. He continued as a restaurateur and sommelier at the Four Seasons, Charlie Trotter’s, and Rubicon Restaurants. After leaving the restaurant scene […]

Friday April 27th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »