Posts tagged: Estate

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 […]

Syrah of the year!

Alta Colina is becoming a winery to be reckoned with in the battle of domestic Rhone varietals.  Although still a young property, each year the wines are showing more maturity and character.  I can only imagine how much better these wines will get when the vines get older.  Many among you have become big fans […]

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Screaming Eagle assistant produces a real value

Farella Vineyards has been growing premium grapes in Coombsville since 1977. Tom Farella has an impressive list of long-standing clients (Realm, Far Niente, Pahlmeyer, Zeitgeist, Keenan, Relic, Lail etc. ) and has produced exceptional Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Malbec under his own label since 1985. Tom and Winemaker Massimo DiCostanzo (Assistant Winemaker at […]

93 Case production wins blind tasting among Big Boys

Founded in 2004 by Peter Young, Grey Stack Cellars is hidden away in the Bennett Valley AVA in Sonoma County, one of the newest and smallest AVA’s in the United States. Vineyards and farming are truly the heart of Grey Stack Cellars and behind the traditional rock walls that surround our vineyards lies the secret […]

Red Hot Wine!

The love story began in 1990 when Clay & Tersilla (T) met while working at a large Napa winery.  In 1995 they married and purchased a property – with sheep – The deal was that the owner only would sell it, if they kept the sheep.  So when it came time name the winery, T […]

Paul Lato’s hot new Chardonnay – FREE SHIPPING

Hilliard Bruce (a husband and wife team) has quietly snuck under the radar with some amazing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays the past couple of years.  Ace winemaker Paul Lato is the reason this small estate is slowly but surely making a big name for itself.  The 21 acre  estate is planted to Pinot Noir (17.5 […]

Zinfandel of the Month

Nestled in the Russian River Valley the century-old Gamba Estate has consistently produced limited-production (handcrafted) wines. This organic and dry-farmed 35 acre vineyard is owned by Gus and Paulette Gamba. Guided by a family heritage of six generations of wine grape growing, it is a firm belief at Gamba that wines are made in the […]

96 Point Trespasser wins blind tasting

My tasting group (15 strong) wasn’t shy to bring out the Napa “big guns” for this blind tasting “taste-off.” All of the candidates with scores in the mid to upper 90′s and some definite heavy-hitters in the mix. Even so, it wasn’t a big surprise to see which wine was the winner as much as […]