Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Legendary Vineyard Cabernet by 100 point winemaker

Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s  He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa!  The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. […]

MUST HAVE 252 case Napa Cab , 94 Points

Situated mid-slope on Diamond Mountain, this 2.3 acre vineyard is a real gem-in-the-rough.  At more than ½ the price of its esteemed neighbor “Diamond Creek”, this wine will blow your mind and not your wallet.  In a recent “Mountain Cabernet” tasting, Dyer stood its own against some big-boys (and girls).Remember, only 252 cases of this 2012 Cabernet (76% Cabernet […]

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Frank’s Birthday Wine – My own 4 barrels production!

Milange is my own label, so I am of course very partial to the wine.  Milange is named after my two daughters, MIL(ayna) and ANGE(lina).  Our award winning winemaker sourced fruit from two of Napa Valley’s most famous vineyard sites and the resulting wine is amazing. We introduced the 2013 Milange Cabernet at our 10th […]

300 case Napa White Gem

Steve Matthiasson is probably one of the most sought after vineyard managers in the Napa Valley. His current clients include Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Chappellet, Hall, David Arthur, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and many others. Steve dreamt of farming his entire life. He became an obsessed gardener and cook while studying philosophy in college. In the […]

99 Point Winemaker’s hot new Cabernet

Mark Herold’s fascination with wine started in his childhood home in Panama City. On his twelfth birthday he “liberated” a bottle of Port from his father’s cellar. Undeterred from the horrendous hangover that followed the next morning, he set about to learn as much as he could about wine. After completing his academic career at […]

A Screaming Eagle White

Did former Screaming Eagle winemaker, Queen of the Valley Heidi Barrett make a white wine under her La Sirena label? Sure, she did, but it’s not just any white wine. This is a bone dry-style Muscat Canelli. Most Muscat is made into sweet, dessert wine.  But not this one. With La Sirena Moscato Azul, you have all the […]

Best Under $50 Napa Cabernet

Phaedrus is the Greek word for wolf, an animal known for mythical strength and longevity.The 2012 Phaedrus was made exclusively from estate grown fruit from the Wolf Family vineyard located just south west of St. Helena against the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in St. Helena. The Phaedrus Vineyard which is comprised of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and […]

HOT WINE! PAUL HOBBS’ 95 POINT RATED CAB

Black Cordon Vineyards approaches winemaking with the intention of making wine that is intense and complex with a distinct character that faithfully represents where the grapes have been grown. Attention to detail and hands-on attention to every barrel of wine is what it takes to pull this off. With Paul Hobbs as your Winemaker, the wines […]

Heidi Barrett’s Pirate meets Johnny Depp!

Heidi Barrett does not need any intro, but for those who do not know her – she is “Lady” Napa Valley, even better the “Queen” of the Valley!  Heidi just released two new wines from her La Sirena portfolio; 2012 Pirate (her multi varietal  Cabernet based blend) and a stunning (bone dry) 2014 Moscato Azul (a wine for ABC fans  – […]

“The” Value under $25 Napa Cab Blend

  The Maldonado family has been farming the Napa Valley for decades, also producing some real gems along the way. The 2012 “Farm Worker” Grapes are sourced from the Lyon’s Vineyard, a hillside vineyard in the south-eastern part of the Napa valley, above Coombsville and from the Los Olivos vineyard in Napa. Maldonado 2012 The Farm Worker […]