Posts tagged: Estate

#1 Rising Star “94 Point” Cabernet

In 1999 Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased the 21 acre property after a 3 year search for the “ideal” vineyard site.  Mary called upon renowned winemaker Celia Welch, then Celia Masyczek to produce the label’s first vintages. The debut bottling was the 2000 Syrah, a varietal which to this day garners praise and awards […]

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Pritchard Hill Cabernet STUNNER

Greg Melanson first came to the wine country on vacation at age 18. After graduation from U.S.C. in 1975 he moved to San Francisco to start a legal document management company. During those early years he learned to fly and skydive at the Pope Valley Parachute Ranch. Greg caught the bug for both soaring and […]

97 Point KILLER Estate Napa Cabernet

    In 1979 Bill and Mary Seavey bought the present Seavey Vineyard from an old family friend. It had been a vineyard in the 1870s, although by the 1970s it was a cattle ranch. While Bill continued his San Francisco law practice, Mary and he set about restoring the property and replanting the former […]

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Chardonnay of the Month ~ ONLY 5 Barrels produced

After the iron curtain falls, the Molnar family returns to the old country (Hungary) discovers and helps rebuild the Kadar Hungary cooperage, and begins importing barrels to Napa and Sonoma wine country.  In 1995 the Molnars plant their first vineyard, and the rest… is history.  In 2003 they start making wine in earnest and a […]

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LAST CALL PHILIPPE MELKA CAB GEM INCLUDES $0.01 SHIPPING

  When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer.  Gandona (humble man […]

#1 Rising Star “94 Point” Cabernet

  In 1999 the two owners Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased the 21 acre property after a 3 year search for the “ideal” vineyard site.  Mary called upon renowned winemaker Celia Welch, then Celia Masyczek to produce the label’s first vintages. The debut bottling was the 2000 Syrah, a varietal which to this day […]

Sexy Napa $50’s Cabernet

  What began as a passion for collecting wine and farming has turned into a spectacular Napa Cab. In 1983 Spencer Hoopes planted his ten-acre vineyard in the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley. With the remarkable terroir, a little bit of luck and a lot of love, he soon became the source for some of […]

Inaugural 6 Barrel Diamond Mountain Cabernet NEW GEM

  Michael Klopka purchased the 150 acre estate in 1998, 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 of Bordeaux […]

126 case CAB by 100 Point Wine Genius

  This 1 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, […]

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KILLER CAB WINS BLIND TASTING

  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) […]

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