Posts tagged: Estate

96 Point ~ 200 case Sensation – Includes $0 Shipping

Bill and Cindy Wenzlau purchased 100 acres, but only planted 12 ½ of them (8½ to Pinot 4 to Chardonnay).  For 2 decades they fantasized about owning their own vineyard.   But it was not until their sommelier son Tommy came back from a trip to France that he persuaded his family to look for […]

Monday October 26th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Must Have Cab by 100 point winemaker

When you have one of the BEST winemakers in Napa (Mike Smith – known for honing his skills at Schrader, Maybach, Rivers Marie, Carter , 12C, etc.) at the helm, you can only wind up with a top-notch wine, and I can tell you this is a TOP NOTCH wine!  This wine, named after the […]

Friday October 23rd, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL ~ WINE OF THE YEAR “the” Paloma 2012 Merlot

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts, Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers of intensity, full-bodied […]

96 Point Pinot Noir Vineyard

Senses is the dream of three childhood friends – Chris Strieter, Max Thieriot and Myles Lawrence-Briggs –  who reunited after various journeys with the vision to produce world-class Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from renowned vineyards. Senses’ estate vineyards are located in the West Sonoma Coast region of northern California, specifically in the small town of Occidental […]

Pinot Noir Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent Pinot Noir blind tasting of well-known 2013 Pinot Noirs, a surprise winner arose from the pack. The lineup included: AP Vin (94 Pt) Foxen “Block 8” (95 Pt) Dierberg “Drum Canyon” (94 Pt) Brewer Clifton “Hapgood” (96 Pt) Chanin (93 Pt) Aubert “UV” (96 Pt) Hilliard Bruce (94 Pt) DuMol, Lindstrom (94 Pt) Dom. […]

Friday October 2nd, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Another WINE OF THE YEAR for PALOMA!

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts, Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers of intensity, full-bodied […]

Lewis Winemaker’s hot new Napa Cabernet

Mark Grassi grew up in Northern California in Walnut Creek. Fond of wilder places, he moved to Napa Valley in 1980. He was torn between working in the wine industry and in construction, and first chose the latter. All the while, Mark kept taking viticulture and enology classes at Napa Valley College and refining his palate. […]

Wednesday September 16th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

4 Barrel Napa Cab Gem

Milange is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine.  Milange is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina).  Our award winning winemaker sourced fruit from two of Napa Valley’s most famous contiguous vineyard sites and the resulting wine is flat out amazing. We introduced the 2013 Milange Cabernet at our […]

Tuesday September 8th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point Kamen 2012 Cabernet = Outrageously Good!

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. This year […]

4 Barrel, Blind Tasting Winner

Our tasting group rarely tackles Cabernet Franc, so I was very excited to review one of my favorite varietals.  Our panel selected some amazing wines: Ramey (94 Galloni) Hudson (93+ Galloni) Kamen (93 Galloni) Crocker Starr (92 Galloni) Hourglass (94 Galloni) Lang & Reed Reverie Robert Keenan (93 Points) Oakville Ranch “Roberts’ (93+ Galloni) Constant […]

Saturday August 29th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »