Posts tagged: Merlot

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 »

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) […]

XXI Amendment new release is a mindboggling wine!

Amendment XXI is more than just rounded beauty and seductive grace in a bottle. Because of the 21st Amendment, prohibition was abolished and fine wine was again enjoyed by all!  This wine is not just a story, it is the real McCoy!  Crafted by ace-winemaker Nils Venge this Cabernet-Merlot blend will wow you and blow […]

Right Bank Bordeaux meets the Napa Valley!

A “virage” is a bend or turn in the road. In the Napa Valley the (Virage winery) winemaking road  banks right, in the Bordeaux tradition, blending Cabernet Franc and Merlot ripened slowly in varied soils and a temperate climate. This little gem turned heads recently when I poured it for some distinguished clients.  All assumed […]

Robert Foley 95+ Point Wines Just Arrived

Robert Foley has been around the block a few times, so to speak. With wines like Hourglass, Robert Foley, Paloma, and so on, one can only expect the best of the best from this winery.  The 2009 vintage just arrived and I can say that this blows 2008 out of the sky! This vintage rivals […]

A Value Priced Wine With an Expensive Taste

Situated on 335 acres of rolling oak and madrone woodland in the South-Western portion of the Alexander Valley, Medlock Ames produces organically farmed wines with an eye towards perfection and sustainability. The gravity and solar powered winery was specially designed for the gentlest possible handling of the juice and minimal environmental impact. This good karma […]

A recap of our Spring Wine tasting event.

It was again a sold out full house – we are looking at a new venue so we don’t need to turn away anyone in the future!  We tasted over 30 wines with the owners and winemakers of Adastra,  Atrea, Baton, Boeschen, Brewer Clifton, Demuth Kemos, Fisticuffs, Hilliard Bruce, Krutz, Luli, Paloma, Phifer Pavitt, Red […]