Posts tagged: Jim Barbour

Scarecrow Winemaker’s latest miracle wine

Jim Barbour has been one of the most sought after vineyardists in the Napa for decades now. Having managed and consulted for many cult wineries in the Valley, he planted his own vineyard in 1992 where he grafted bud wood from Grace Family.  The first 15 vintages were made by Heidi Barrett, and since then […]

A Super Bowl-Winning Cabernet

Even for those non-football fans – this is a wine to look out for. This might be one of the very best Cabernets to come from Knight’s Valley (better than Peter Michael, really!). The venture is owned by Norma Hunt (Lamar Hunt, former Kansas City Chiefs owner’s wife – who pretty much invented the Super […]

Cabernet of the Year!

When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from days past?) into a top notch producer.  Gandona is rooted in tradition […]

Scarecrow Winemaker turns heads with her latest gem

When you put Celia Welch & Jim Barbour on one team, it is like seeing Joe Montana and Jerry Rice connect for some of the best plays (wines) ever. Celia’s portfolio is well-known as is Jim’s so it is not surprise that the latest Keever is probably the best one to date! Keever 2009 Cabernet […]

Napa Valley’s other hidden secret

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “first class” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks) – and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, JenMar Vineyard Napa Valley St. Helena Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99 – full case 59.99 With “Vineyardist”  Extraordinaire […]

The next Abreu/Screaming Eagle, C-Beck 2007 Cabernet

Corey Beck grew up in the the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from the infamous Jim Barbour’s estate vineyard. This wine’s quality (and its grapesource) […]