Posts tagged: Napa Valley

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 »

Thomas Rivers Brown “Parades” his skills again

    Three great friends – One goal: to create something worth appreciating, like the time they’ve spent together. They searched for an area rich in heritage, resources, and committed winemakers which took them 2,297 miles west from their homes in Kentucky to Napa Valley. They traveled to California time and again. Wine was shared, […]

Michelin awards several Napa and Bay Area Restaurants 3 STARS!

Michelin awards several Napa and Bay Area Restaurants 3 STARS! By Diane Peterson, The Press Democrat After a delay due to the North Bay wildfires, Michelin on Wednesday announced its star selections for the 2018 Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country, with 11 restaurants in Wine Country snagging a total of 16 […]

Sunday November 12th, 2017 in , , | No Comments »

NEWS FLASH: Wine Pirates invade the Napa Valley!

Not fake, you read it right – Pirates have invaded the Napa Valley.  Although only a small section of Napa was captured, I am happy to report that Heidi Barrett fought them and was able to fight off the savage invaders.  But it was here that she created the idea of making a “Pirate” style […]

Thursday November 9th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

It is not weird, not light, not small – It is Petite and … comes with Free Shipping!

It started in 1914 when Eliza & Pads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property in the Napa Valley. It hosted a small Zinfandel vineyard, but with the onset of Prohibition in 1920, prunes became the cash crop. It remained an orchard, large vegetable garden and also hosted  numerous farm animals. Not until the 1990s was the […]

HOT FROM THE PRESS: Smashing Release from the Mike Smith/Jim Barbour Team

Mike Smith and Jim Barbour have become the Joe Montana/Jerry Rice duo of the Napa Valley!  Our friends at Bench have really benefited from their expertise! For those who tried and loved the Bench “Circa 1964” I can tell you that the Bench Cabernet will take you to another stratosphere! This is his first Cabernet […]

Napa Chardonnay = “Grand-Cru Chablis” at a value!

Situated on a hillside above Napa’s Dry Creek Road, the beautiful Harms Vineyard radiates wholesomeness and good vibes. Organically farmed for 25 years, and biodynamic for 20 years, the healthy soils and wise older vines produce deep and complex wines.  If this vineyard was in located in Burgundy, it would be a “Grand-Cru” Chablis! Winemaker […]

100 Point Winemaker “Thomas Rivers Brown” HOT NEW CABERNET

  The story of Hobel Wine Works began in 1998, when Cameron Hobel first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development of a wine auction site and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to […]

A “Bargain” To-Kalon wine

The name Apsara comes from the Sanskrit word for a celestial dancer whose movements represent the key elements in our wine, balance, purity & expression.  Robin Akhurst learned from some of the best in industry – Anne Claude Leflaive at Dom. Leflaive in Burgundy, Matt Wenk at Two Hands in the Barossa Valley, Thomas Rivers […]

98 Point Dave Phinney “STUNNER”

The Crane Assembly is centered around a unique eight-acre vineyard located in the gravel rich soils of southern St. Helena. It is believed that George Beldon Crane, or simply G.B. Crane, first established grapes on this site in the year 1885, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Although records are […]