Posts tagged: Jim Barbour

96 Point Rated Napa Cab Stunner

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?).  Gandona is rooted in tradition and a passion for transforming land into something […]

Last call on 96 Pt rated Napa Cab

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 (wife of former Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt – who pretty much invented the Super Bowl).  This gorgeous property is well-situated, and when you bring in the Quarterback – […]

Stunning Premiere Release Cabernet 97 Point Cabernet

QTR is the latest Philippe Melka/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 2012 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR or Quality Time […]

Hidden Napa Cabernet Secret ONLY 190 cases produced!

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “extraordinaire” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks), add the skills of a seasoned winemaker– and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2009 Cabernet, Estate Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99  -  FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use […]

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 […]

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 […]