Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Screaming Eagle Winemaker under $70.00 Napa Gem

Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The Arietta wines have been on fire as of late and this latest release is yet […]

Sexy Beckstoffer Cabernet Release!

Mike Smith, who we sometimes call “Mr. 100 Pointer” (Carter Cellars, Myriad, Scarlett, etc.), has taken the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard’s stunning fruit and produced an equally stunning wine for 12C.  Incidentally, 12C get’s its name from Twelve degrees Centigrade or Fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimum storage temperature for wine. 12c “G3” […]

Napa meets Spain & We’ll pay for the plane ticket*…

The Hendry Family is always reinventing itself.  A few years ago they introduced Albariño, and it has created a following. The Albariño grape hails from the area of Galicia, Spain, and were first planted at the Hendry Estate in 2003. Block 2, originally planted in 1997, was grafted over to Albariño from Pinot Gris in 2013. Hendry 2017 […]

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Inaugural Release of Frank’s own Beckstoffer G3 Cabernet!

I am very proud to announce the release of our first Melis Family G3 Cabernet bottling.  The grape were sourced from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford.  This vineyard does not need any introduction, except that it produces amazing “juice”! The Vineyard Story: Historical records show that a portion of this vineyard was […]

Thomas Rivers Brown’s “only” 95 Point rated Cabernet!

Dr. Madaiah Revana balances a successful practice as a cardiologist in Houston, Texas with his commitment to Revana Family Vineyard. His desire to take on an additional career making Cabernet Sauvignon is rooted in his love for both wine and the rich tradition and culture of winemaking. First introduced to fine wine by friends, he […]

“Gold Standard” under $40 Red

The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in almost 80 harvests provides them with a high level of knowledge and a unique connection to the land. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the hills north west of Napa, which include 114 acres […]

Friday August 3rd, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

Seductive 95 Point Napa Cab Blend

The 2016 GB Crane  “El Coco” crafted by Dave Phinney  is a blend of  Cabernet, Merlot, with a spash of Petit Sirah and Old Vine Zinfandel.  Aromatics, abound and complete, the “El Coco” is replete with a wide spectrum from boysenberry jam and black plum to candied raspberries and nutmeg. The palate is ripe with […]

Under $50 Napa Cab – Smells Great, Taste Great – It is “delicious” and you receive FREE SHIPPING too!

Again, a superb, well-made Coho Headwaters.  This vintage is a blend of 56%  Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Merlot from the astounding Michael Black Vineyard add 11% Petit Verdot from the Coombsville area in southern Napa Valley and we have the ingredients for what I believe is one of the best Coho Headwater blends ever produced! […]

Wednesday August 1st, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Napa Cab by Russell Bevan’s Right Hand

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears open as she is on a roll now! Her Morgado label is bringing in some impressive reviews and creating quite a buzz. Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s […]

The 100-Point Cab guy does it again!

Mike Smith, who we sometimes call “Mr. 100 Pointer” (Carter Cellars, Myriad, Scarlett, etc.), has taken the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard’s stunning fruit and produced an equally stunning wine for 12C.  Incidentally, 12C get’s its name from Twelve degrees Centigrade or Fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimum storage temperature for wine. The 2016 […]