Posts tagged: Merlot

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Merlot wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of top-flight Merlots, a small 300 case production winery stunned our group of 16 wine professionals.  The line-up for the 2012 Merlot tasting included: Blankiet Rive Droite (96 WA) Keenan“Reserve” (94 WA) Venge “Estate”(94 WA) Pott “La Carte” (95 WA) Pahlmeyer (95 Galloni) Abeja (93 Galloni) La Jota (96 WA) […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s 95 Point Merlot & 96+ Point Cab

Fritz Hatton “auctioneer extraordinaire” not only plays a mean tune on the piano and swings the gavel very well, but he has a created a great following with his Arietta label. Of course a big part of that is because of his “Ace in-the-hole” Screaming Eagle Winemaker Andy Erickson. Grapes are sourced from some of the most […]

5 Barrel Landmark Wine – Only 8 cases allocated!

Yannick Rousseau was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its ‘French paradox’ of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pépé […]

Tuesday November 25th, 2014 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Paloma’s hot new 20th anniversary release

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers […]

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Merlot of the Month

Mia Klein goes way back in the food and wine industry. She was a chef, got her Enology degree at UC Davis and worked with Tony Soter, Cathy Corison at Chappellet. She followed with stints as the winemaker at Araujo, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle, Viader and Cimarossa. The Selene name comes from Greek mythology. There are […]

Monday July 21st, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Remarkable Inaugural 3 barrel (70 cases) Napa Red Blend

Two wine industry friends got together they decided to make some great quality wines that would not break the bank. Due to the fact that they don’t have a “middle-man” we are able to offer you their wines at a price well-below where it should be. So don’t want too long to jump on this […]

Wednesday July 9th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Three Barrel Stunner (Only six cases allocated)

Yannick Rousseau was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its ‘French paradox’ of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pépé […]

Screaming Eagle assistant produces a real value

Farella Vineyards has been growing premium grapes in Coombsville since 1977. Tom Farella has an impressive list of long-standing clients (Realm, Far Niente, Pahlmeyer, Zeitgeist, Keenan, Relic, Lail etc. ) and has produced exceptional Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Malbec under his own label since 1985. Tom and Winemaker Massimo DiCostanzo (Assistant Winemaker at […]

A Merlot For Cabernet lovers!!

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2010 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently […]

Blind Tasting Cabernet Stunner by Aaron Pott

My tasting group assembled some amazing 2009 Cabernets and Bordeaux blends, and the result was even more stunning.  Our line-up included: Alpha Omega “To-Kalon” $140 (94 Parker) Dominus $175 (94 WS) Cimarossa “Rian” $ 85 (95+ Parker) Anderson Conn Valley “Black Label” $125 (96 Parker) Phelps “Insignia” $200 (93 WS) Hall “Bergfeld” $99 (94 Parker) […]