Posts tagged: Merlot

Coho spawns again, its BEST ever release look for 95+ Points!

I just tasted the NEW releases of Coho with owner Gary Lipp, and was blown away by the amazing quality of these youngsters.  Those of you coming to my New York tasting will get to meet the brain behind this great venture, and of course taste these wine. The production numbers are still low, so […]

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 […]

Yet another “Wine of the Year!” – Paloma 2009 Merlot

Paloma has become synonymous with the Petrus of Napa Valley and I don’t say this lightly. Like Petrus, Paloma is a Merlot based wine and not a wine for whiners or wimps. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A Merlot for BIG red drinkers. Paloma and I got back 17 years! When I settled […]

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Pre-order Paloma 2009 Merlot!

Top Secret: We are taking pre-orders for the Paloma 2009 Merlot! Due to the very small production, I am only receiving 30 cases of this vintage (my smallest allocation ever), so hurry on this one! Arguably this is one of the best wines my friends at Paloma have produced. This rivals their 2001 vintage (Wine of […]

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 […]

Coho is spawning!

Coho 2008 Pinot Noir “Stanly Ranch”  Carneros Retail 45.00 – GGWC 39.99 This wine comes three distinct Dijon clones of Pinot Noir on Stanly Ranch in Los Carneros. Ripe aromas of black cherry, wild berry and enticing ripe plum aromas mingle with floral violet scents with a toasted almond and vanilla-infused bouquet. Rich and mouth-filling […]

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 […]

Holiday Wine Tasting Recap

The holiday tasting was yet another great success, and my apologies for those who I had to turn away – it helps to make those RSVP’s ASAP! Our line-up was amazing, and the crowd was excited to meet many star-studded winery owners and representatives. I need to acknowledge all of them – Alondra, Arbe Garbe, […]

The Top 10 Wines of the Year.

Every year around this time since 1988, Wine Spectator releases it’s list of the top 100 wines of the year. The list just hit the bookstands and includes some incredible selections from around the world. Tasting each of the 13,000 plus wines they chose from would have me under the table in no time at […]