Posts tagged: Julien Fayard

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 95 Point “Knock-Out” Napa Cab

Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.” In this case, it is a reference to their home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the entire Napa Valley. Symbolically, “purlieu” refers to their approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of […]

Happy HalloWine!!

Le Pich, meaning “golden eagle” in Waipo Indian is a project from Purlieu Wines. Purlieu’s objective is always balance:  healthy fruit picked at peak ripeness, with power and freshness; with balance comes the capacity for wine to age, fascinate and excite. Winemaker Julien Fayard trained in France, was the assistant to director of winemaking for […]

2012 Napa Cab Franc 30% OFF!

Founder and managing partner, Jody Harris started this career in commercial contracting, but his first love was wine – which he developed growing up and visiting his grandparents’ weekend retreat in the Napa Valley.  He eventually planted 10 acres of vines and after meeting Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Azur and Atelier Philippe Melka) they decided […]

Cab Franc “Bargain” 30% OFF

Sommelier turned winemaker Dan O’Brien and Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Le Pich, Azur, Purlieu & Atelier Philippe Melka) crafted this fun 161 case Cabernet Franc production from a stunning vineyard source in Oakville! Cultivar 2011 Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC 34.99 on six with FREE SHIPPING! Use discount shipping code […]

Chateau Margaux can step aside for this limited Cab!

Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.” In this case, it is a reference to their home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the entire Napa Valley. Symbolically, “purlieu” refers to their approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of […]

Limited offer Napa Gem, Only 10 Cases Available!

Le Pich is the culmination of several seasoned and determined wine professionals efforts to produce the finest Cabernet Sauvignon possible from the best estate vineyards in Napa Valley all under the guidance of winemaker Julien Fayard (assistant winemaker at Lafite Rothschild and former assistant to Philippe Melka) and ace viticulturist Steve Matthiasson. Le Pich 2010 […]

The next “Collectible” is born.

A pedigree background from the two world-class wine making regions in the world… Bordeaux and Napa Valley. Julien Fayard came to Napa Valley with a refined wine making style from his experience at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafite. Julien continued to define himself as a renowned winemaker by assisting in making some of the […]

A $100.00 Napa Valley stunner at $45.00!

Julien Fayard the right-hand man of Phillipe Melka worked at various grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite.  He also crafts his own label, Azur, and has a great philosophy of making terroir accentuated wine.  He told me one time that the wine is really made while in the vineyard. […]

Azur – The next Bryant Family at 1/10 the price!

Julien Fayard is a Philippe Melka disciple (he works very closely with Melka on Projects like Entre Nous, etc.).  Julien, born and raised in France, worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte to gain valuable experience for this current enterprise – Azur. Azur 2007 Proprietary Blend, Napa Valley – Retail 65.00 – GGWC 54.99 […]