Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Haut Brion meets Napa Valley

After the success with her own label, Helen Keplinger is out of control (in a very good way)!  The latest releases of Carte Blanche Cabernet and Proprietary Red showcase Helen’s amazing talents.  Only a few hundred cases of this mindboggling wine was produced from this “next” Haut Brion of the Napa Valley! This wine received  a […]

$100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by Winemaker of the Year

Winemaker of the Year Steve Matthiasson has been farming some of Napa’s greatest vineyards for decades now and he also created some great brands himself.  The latest CONVEXITY is one of those $100.00 “tasting” Cabernets that I can offer at $50.00 and you’ll be happily surprised with the quality/$ ratio! Convexity 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa […]

100 Point Winemaker’s Stunning New Cabernet!

Jim Barbour was raised on his family ranch in Rutherford where he learned the life of framing, a passion for land, and the understanding that hard work breeds success. After graduating from UC Davis, Jim returned to Napa to begin a career that would lead him to become on Napa Valley’s most sought-after and successful […]

Inaugural Celia Welch “Cult” Release!

The “Love” Story: It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later […]

A $100 Napa Cab at a $50 price tag

Wolf Family was created in 1997 by Jane and Doug Wolf.  In 2013 they sold the property and purchased another great existing vineyard on White Lane a stone’s throw away.  With well over two decades of great winemaking from their “ace” Karen Culler, they continue to amaze me. They still make two Cabernets, one 100% […]

Friday January 26th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

EPIC Mike Smith – Jim Barbour Cabernet

    Bench Vineyards is a new family venture from Sam Sharp and Allison Steltzner. The Estate consists of 30 acres and sits next door to Odette and some other great Stag’s Leap vineyards. The name “Bench Vineyards” comes from its unique topography – a true “benchland” vineyard located on the eastern side of the […]

Scarecrow Winemaker’s releases another SUPERB Cabernet – Only 200 cases produced!

Rewa is the latest venture of ace winemaker extraordinaire Celia Welch.  The Rewa vineyard is located in the Coombsville appellation in the South Eastern part of the Napa Valley.  The vineyard is planted on shallow rocky white volcanic ash in the slightly cooler growing area of the Napa Valley.  Rewa Vineyards represents a significant project […]

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Exclusive Cabernet Early Release Offer!

  Golden Gate Wine Cellars received an exclusive early Cabernet Release Offer from our friends at Coho Winery. Yesterday I visited and tasted with Coho owner Gary Lipp. We sampled his latest (2014) Cabernet Release and WAW (What a Wine) it was! I am excited to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the (small) […]

Historic Napa Vineyard Cabenet Release

  A few weeks ago we had a retrospective tasting of the 2007 vintage, including the Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard – an amazing wine!  Michael Trujilo is a smart guy to have a contract with this venerable Napa Valley vineyard.  Michael Trujillo has been around the Napa Valley since 1982, and started his own label […]

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Knock-Out Scarlett Cab by Mike Smith 2.0

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in […]

Saturday November 18th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »