Posts tagged: Estate

93 Point Rated under $27 Chardonnay

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

MUST HAVE ZINFANDEL by 100 point winemaker

In a recent Zinfandel line up between some amazing producers we had some surprises.  The lineup included: Bedrock “Monte Rosso” (94 WA) Harford (95 WA) Ridge “Geyserville” (93 Galloni) Carlisle Montafi (94 WA) Martinelli “G&L” (94 Galloni) Novy “Papera” (93 Galloni) William Selyem “Papera” (93 Galloni) Scherrer (94 Galloni) Outpost (94 Galloni) Turley “101” (94 […]

Wednesday April 15th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

140 Case, Value Chardonnay of the year!

This is  “the” Chardonnay find of the month!  Only 6 barrels of this gem were produced, sourced from their Carneros Estate! Attune 2013 Chardonnay, Estate, Carneros Sonoma  Retail 40.00 – GGWC 37.99  FREE SHIPPING on 6+ Use code ATTUNE upon checkout Can mix and match with Attune Pinot Noir The 2013 Attune Chardonnay offers up copious notes […]

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96 Point rated 150 case Zin GEM!

The best caves, and cave tour in California (hint, hint for those who like to visit). Add a few amazing vineyards, including their Estate properties and 2 great winemakers and you have the key to success.  Bella has been producing stunning Zins for 20 years now very quietly, below the radar, but not for long.  The […]

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Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Merlot wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of top-flight Merlots, a small 300 case production winery stunned our group of 16 wine professionals.  The line-up for the 2012 Merlot tasting included: Blankiet Rive Droite (96 WA) Keenan“Reserve” (94 WA) Venge “Estate”(94 WA) Pott “La Carte” (95 WA) Pahlmeyer (95 Galloni) Abeja (93 Galloni) La Jota (96 WA) […]

Exquisite Napa White under $24

Kenefick Ranch Vineyards is owned by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick, and his two children Caitlin and Chris Kenefick. In 1978 Dr. Kenefick acquired a 125-acre vineyard property next door to the Eisele Estate (Araujo). This vineyard was head pruned and dry farmed with old Italian varietals. Over the next 20 years these were […]

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95 Point rated, Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent blind tasting our panel of 12 tasters paired some big names, high scoring wines against some unknown or lesser knows producers. The result, shocking! The line-up included: Argot “Estate” (94 Parker) Paul Hobbs “Katherine Lindsay” (94 Parker) By Farr “Sangreal” (95 Parker) Capiaux “Wilson” (94 Galloni) Martinelli “3 Sisters” (93 Galloni) Aubert […]

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Stunning Premiere Release Cabernet 97 Point Cabernet

QTR is the latest Philippe Melka/Jim Barbour venture.  The vineyard is situated on Howell Mountain spanning between 850 and 1200 feet elevation.  The vineyard is divided into seven blocks, ranging from 1/3 to 2 acres in size.  Only 6 acres are planted.  The 2012 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR or Quality Time […]

Cab Franc of the Year! ONLY 6 cases allocated!

Our friends at Trespass crafted yet another remarkable wine! Kirk Venge does not skip a beat with this latest release. It is beyond awesome. I would almost rate this is the best Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley, but who am I to say. This wine has an amazing dense purple hue and a touch of anise […]

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Zin-Tastic 2012 Release

Vince grew up in an Italian family – LOTS of food and WINE!  His grandfather introduced him at a very young age to wine (he would pour a little vino in his water), and that led to an early introduction, and later education as winemaker crafting great wines and tending to this amazing vineyard.  The […]

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