Posts tagged: Howell Mountain

CABERNET AFTER THE NFL

Rick Mirer, the former stand-out Quarterback at Notre Dame and NFL player with the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, Bears & Jets turned another longtime hobby into a profession – wine! This Mirror 2014 Cabernet is his eleventh release and I would say the best-effort yet-to-date! His friend Jeff Smith (owner of Hourglass winery) did not need […]

Exotic Howell Mountain Cab Blend

Cami was the fifth child for Tom & Laurie Shelton – a very small 5-acre Howell Mountain project they purchased in 2001.  The property is managed by vineyard “Guru” David Abreu, who said that this soil was real “Cabernet Dirt’. The family sold the grapes for many years, until Tom’s untimely death in 2008. It […]

Powerhouse Howell Mountain Cabernet

Wayne and Victoria Prim elevated their passion for wine to the next level in 2009 by merging their exceptional Howell Mountain harvest with the wine making mastery of Rudy von Strasser. Prim Family Vineyard has been delivering highly acclaimed and award winning wines since its inception. The culmination of the “Prince of Cabernet” and the […]

Inaugural Celia Welch “Cult” Release!

The “Love” Story: It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later […]

HIDE & SEEK… YOU FOUND IT, AN AMAZING WINE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

   SEEK is a very small family (Sieck Family) owned winery atop Howell Mountain, producing small amounts of Zinfandel! Only 2 barrels, 48 cases of this wine were produced! The vineyard was planted about 35 years ago, so nice maturity here! Seek 2014 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley GGWC 44.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

WINE ALERT! 4 Barrel Knockout Napa Cab

Matt resides on his family’s ranch in the Napa Valley where he runs a herd of organic cattle and grows wine grapes used to produce some of the valley’s best known brands.  As the 6th generation farmer of the Wallace Ranch, Matt juggles his full-time work as vineyard manager and partner in Barbour Vineyards Management […]

A+ RATED THOMAS RIVERS BROWN CAB

QTR is a Thomas Rivers Brown & 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 2014 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR […]

Melka’s 95 Point Howell Mountain GEM!

In 2008 The Adams family purchased the great White Cottage Ranch on Howell Mountain and hired legendary viticulturist Michael Wolf and Winemaker-Extraordinaire Phillipe Melka to develop a new venture.  The 28 acre planted vineyards are located between 1600 and 2000 feet elevation.  The winery and vineyard almost read like a love story -  “It is […]

Mountain grown gem (126 cases)

Mike Drash grew up in Memphis, TN on a farm.  After graduating from (a small) college in Memphis he moved to Florida where he found his love for food and wine.  With the encouragement of a friend he moved to California and landed a job at a Russian River Valley winery as a cellar rat.  […]

O’Shaughnessy gets 95 Points From Robert Parker

Betty O’Shaughnessy hails from Minnesota, having spent her childhood growing up in a rural farming community. After college she raised a family while building a career in real estate investing and development in Minneapolis. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food and wine fueled the fires that transitioned her from owner/teacher of a cooking school […]