Posts tagged: Estate

DuMOL 2015 “Designated Vineyard” releases 94-96 Points

With lower than normal production levels this vintage will sell out in no time! The 2015 DuMol releases are turning out to be quite spectacular! I would say that several of these may the best ever from this winery. Look for some rave reviews from the wine critics! As you know DuMOL is always in […]

96+ Point KAMEN Cabernet Gem

  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 […]

Merlot of the Month

  I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2014 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property […]

Morlet’s 87 case Cabernet Surprise

    Luc Morlet has yet another accolade to his name, the new Linked 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Only 87 cases of this great wine were produced. Just around the bend from Peter Michael’s stomping grounds, this new wine is poised to become a reference point for Knights Valley. Dense, mouth‐coating flavors of dark fruits, chocolate […]

The Second Coming of a Napa Legend

Vincent Arroyo purchased and transformed 23 acres of the Greenwood Ranch in 1974, and initially produced a few hundred cases of wine, and sold the rest to other wineries.  Over the years the winery grew into a great business with an amazing following.  He eventually retired, and passed on the winery to his daughter and son-in-law – […]

Psst… Remarkable Pinot by SF Chronicle’s FIRST EVER FEMALE EMPLOYEE

Being regarded as a pioneer in her field was business as usual for Nan McEvoy. Her grandfather, Michael De Young (as in the The Young’s Museum), founded the San Francisco Chronicle in 1865 and Nan started there as a cub reporter (a rare position for a female at the time), gradually working her way up […]

100 Point Winemaker’s Dazzling Wine = FREE SHIPPING

Winemaker Mike Smith (Carter, Myriad, Bench, 12c ETC) produced an amazing big bold red – the 2014 Scarlett Petit Verdot.  I know, you think/say: “This is a blending grape” – yes it is.  But this is a great example that Petit Verdot shows well on its own! So, why not give it a try – […]

New Winds Blow over venerable Stag’s Leap Winery

Mike Smith (Carter, Bench, Miriad, Scarlett, etc) and Jim Barbour (Viticulturist extraordinaire) took over the the day-to-day vineyard and winemaking duties at the venerable Stetlzner Winery and it really shows! The vineyard was established in 1964 and has been owned and run by the same (Steltzner) family, but it was not until 2011 when these two […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker’s Astonishing New Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new project called YOUNT […]

Thriller… THOMAS RIVERS BROWN 97 & 95 POINT CABS

In 1997, while visiting the Napa Valley, Dr. Revana discovered a small parcel of prime vineyard land in St. Helena.  He immediately sensed the property’s potential. The area was already known for producing some of the world’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon and the property’s gravelly soils, sloped pitch, and excellent exposures seemed perfect for […]