Posts tagged: Estate

100 Case Blind Tasting Winner!

Grenache is not in everyone’s wine vocabulary and it still confuses many Cabernet and Pinot drinkers.  It is not as bold, bacon-fatty spicy as Syrah, yet it is more elegant and complex.  Last week was one of our last tasting meetings of the year and we decided on Grenache.  We lined up some great wines with […]

Monday November 24th, 2014 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

94 Point Mountain Grown Cab-a-licious wine!

Situated mid-slope on Diamond Mountain, this 2.3 acre vineyard is a real gem-in-the-rough.  At ½ the price of its esteemed neighbor “Diamond Creek”, this wine will blow your mind and not your wallet.  In a recent “Mountain Cabernet” tasting, Dyer stood its own against some big-boys (and girls).  Only 241 cases of this 2010 Cabernet […]

Sensational 2 barrel Pinot Noir production, only 5 cases allocated

A small winery but an amazing wine!  The name is a combination of the vineyard owners (a.k.a mom and dad) Nancy KIVELson and Tom AngSTADT.  An all estate property producing some great (mostly) Rhone wines and a small amount of Estate grown Pinot Noir.  Too bad the production of the Pinot Noir is still very […]

Monday October 20th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Cabernet “IS” what the Doctor ordered

When a heart surgeon tells you to drink a bottle of red wine, listen to him! Dr. Ramzi Deeik (owner of GrapeHeart Winery) dedicated his life fighting heart disease through surgery in his career as a cardiac surgeon,educating patients on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle; moderate exercise, a Mediterranean diet… and RED WINE! Dr. […]

Chardonnay of the month! (6 barrels produced only 10 cases allocated)

In the early 1930’s Garret Bowlus’ grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind “Albatross” sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today his family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge rising over 1250 feet. The vines are rooted in a rocky […]

5 Barrel Pinot Noir find of the year (Only 5 cases allocated)

I was asked where do I find these gems…the answer, I knock on every door where I see vines planted in the front yard and ask to taste it.  That is how I found yet another gem “Attune” winery.   Attune is a new project from Auteur winemaker Ken Juhasz that will not disappoint the seasoned […]

100 Point winemaker’s latest release

Kapcsandy is on a roll the last couple of years, having produced three 100 point rated wines and it does not seem to stop. The winery owner’s tale starts in Hungary where he escapes a bloody revolution in 1956 and winds up on the West Coast via stops in the Bay Area and Seattle. Fast […]

Hidden Napa Cabernet Secret ONLY 190 cases produced!

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “extraordinaire” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks), add the skills of a seasoned winemaker– and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2009 Cabernet, Estate Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99  -  FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use […]

Chardonnay of Month! FREE SHIPPING

The history of Scribe starts in 1858, just ten years after California joined the Union, when Emil Dressel, son of a famous Champagne producer came to California in search of his fortune.  Fast forward through phyloxera, WW I & II, the150 year old property was in disrepair.  The “Scribe” folks are returning it to a […]

Schrader Winemaker produces another perfect Cabernet

Thomas Rivers Brown (Schrader, Revana, Pulido Walker, etc – Winemaker of the Year awards) does not need any intro, as his name is synonymous with perfect, amazing, stunning, outrageously good wines! The vineyard dates back to the days of Robert Louis Stevenson – Foremost among the books about the lore of Napa Valley is “The […]