Posts tagged: GSM

A Casual Wine, A Casual Price

“All the fun of impressing your date with a clandestine tour of your rich uncle’s topsail schooner at Newport Harbor Yacht Club – forbidden blackberries, fl­intlock guns, fresh baked dark chocolate brownies, distant engine oil, rain wet sage, maduro cigars, 1000 leather bound books, raspberry coulis and the devilish pleasure of getting away with it […]

100 Point Vineyard’s Alluring Red

Chris and his wife JoAnn Cherry moved to Paso Robles in 1996 to open a restaurant, partake in the burgeoning wine scene and raise their children in the country. In 2001 they purchased their first grapes to make wine for their restaurant. And so began Villa Creek Cellars, a real expression of west Paso Robles’ […]

Monday August 28th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Inaugural 94 Point Rated, 4 barrel release from the infamous McGagh (a.k.a. Scarlett) vineyard

  Kale Anderson has put Pahlmeyer back on a path to success, but it is his own label that caught my eye and will turn lots of heads in years to come.  Kale is the day-to-day winemaker for the Cabernet and Merlot production at Pahlmeyer.  As for his Kale “Heritage” this was sourced from the […]

Monday November 28th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

KEPLINGER’S KILLER 95 POINT RHONE BLENDS JUST ARRIVED!

  The MUCH anticipated 2014 (Helen) Keplinger releases are finally in stock! I received both the  KEPLINGER 2014 LITHIC, GSM & KEPLINGER 2014 SUMO wines. Quantities are very limited this year, but the quality is amazing! Let me know ASAP as these wines will sell out well before the end of the month! Helen Keplinger […]

Blind Tasting Winning GSM

  In a recent “Rhone Varietal” blind tasting my tasting group awarded Alta Colina with a solid first place. We tasted the following wines: Herman Story GSM (94 RP) Booker “Vertigo” (95 RP) Frequency (93 AG) Tenet (95 RP) Big Basin (93 AG) DuMOL “Eddie’s Patch” (95 AG) Keplinger “Sumo” (94 AG) Keplinger Fuego (95 AG) Herman […]

California Chateauneuf-du-Pape Surprise!

  Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind […]

Wednesday June 1st, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A Gem in the Rough

This is a story of a restaurateur in Paso Robles (California’s “Rhone Valley”) that took on amazing dimmesions.  He sources from 95-100 point rated vineyards such as James Berry, Denner, Bassetti and Luna Matta.  This winery has been flying below the radar for some time, but not for much longer! Previous vintages have scored between […]