Posts tagged: Estate

Hirsch Pinot wins Blind Tasting

The Hirsch Vineyard has been the source for many great wineries’ top producing Pinot Noirs (Failla, Williams & Selyem, Littoria, etc.)  The “Estate San Andreas Fault” is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature Pinot Noir and is crafted to give the drinker a complete picture of this complex vineyard. The 2011 Hirsch “Hirsch Estate San Andreas Fault” has […]

Scarecrow Winemaker’s latest concoction stuns!

The Kelly Fleming Estate is located next door to Napa collectible Araujo on Pickett Road in Calistoga. The estate might be 300 acres, but only 12 acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, while the other 288 acres are its own natural wildlife preserve.  Planted in 2002, this winery is slowly but surely turning into a […]

Saxum Winemaker Does it Again

The 2011 Epoch Red Blend sees a change in vineyard makeup, but not in quality!  The “Estate” Red wine is a blend of two vineyards (54 % Paderewski & 46% Catapult).  The wine is a blend of 38% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Tempranillo  & 7% Counoise.   Winemaker of year (2010) Justin Smith (Saxum) […]

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100 Point winemaker’s new Cab

NOW with Denis Malbec (Kapcsandy, Chateau Latour, Haut-Brion, etc.) as your winemaker you can only expect one thing – AMAZING wine!   The 2010 Cabernet is 100% sourced from the Sodaro’s estate vineyard in Coombsville.  For now, this winery might still be an unknown (remember, many were unknowns before I introduced them to you).  I can […]

Wine of the Month!

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma is a Merlot based wine (85 Merlot – 15 Cabernet), that could be called a Meritage, Proprietary Red.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers […]

“THE” Cabernet find of the year – FREE SHIPPING

The story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore, seeing a world we will never know. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces that created what is now the Porter Family Vineyards in the Coombsville region of Napa Valley. […]

New DuMOL Designated Vineyard Releases!

Time flies, as this is the 16th release of DuMOL.  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” bottlings  are always something special, and this year is no difference.  Andy Smith pulled up his sleeves and put together an amazing […]

The most consistent Mountain grown Cabernet ever

Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again.  His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 93 Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 11 straight vintages the wine has received 93 Points from Robert Parker, this is the most solid A rating ever.  […]

Inherit The Sheep STUNS big names in blind Cabernet tasting!

In a recent blind tasting Inherit the Sheep 2010 Cabernet beat out some big-to-do wineries! The line-up included: Caymus Special Select (96 WS) Dominus (96+ Parker) Peter Michael Arietta (94 Parker) Dunn Napa Alpha Omega Beckstoffer George III (94 Parker) David Arthur 1147 (95 Parker) Betz (95+ Parker) Tor (94 Parker) INHERIT THE SHEEP The […]

Paloma Merlot ~ wine of the year?

Paloma has become synonymous with the Petrus of Napa Valley and I don’t say this lightly. Like Petrus, Paloma is a Merlot based wine and not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A Merlot for Cabernet lovers.  Paloma and I got back 19 years!  The wine is now in stock […]