Posts tagged: Howell Mountain


   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 […]


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 […]

2009 Howell Mountain Cab stuns in blind tasting

The 2009 Moffett Howell Mountain Cabernet beat out 9 Napa Valley Cabernets in a recent blind tasting. The line-up included Diamond Creek Dunn (97 Points Parker) Morlet (96 Points Parker) Kapscandy ($350.00 and 97 Points Parker) Peter Michael Buccella Dancing Hares Screaming Eagle ($$$$$ – 97 Points) Mondavi Reserve. Not only did Moffett come in […]

Howell Mountain GEM does it again!

Cornerstone seems to have turned another corner in its long history. Created some 20 years ago, this winery has had some amazing winemakers along the way, Bruce Scotland, Celia Welch (Scarecrow, Corra, etc.) and now Jeff Keene. The philosophy has not changed, continue to make first-rate, handcrafted wines! I can see that this latest release […]

This Howell Mountain Cabernet ROCKS!

I am very excited to work with Spence again, this little winery has become a real commodity and many among you have been asking for the next release.  It is here!  Finally.  Another one of the “great” 2007 vintage wines!  As you know, Spence is very small in quantity, but great in quality.  This Mountain […]

An Amazing Pedigree! Tor 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

I just tasted with Tor Kenward from Tor winery.  His latest release, the 2009 Napa Cabernet is a cuvee (blend) of To-Kalon, Cimarossa and Mast vineyards!  This bottling contains an  amazing pedigree and the wine lives up to it’s expectations! On the nose you get the cool side of cabernet with earth/blackberry/cloves and a touch […]