Posts tagged: Napa Valley


The Meaning of “Vespera”: (Latin) Evening, a time to gather with friends and family. In 1999 the two owners Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased the 21 acre property after a 3 year search for the “ideal” vineyard site.  Mary called upon renowned winemaker Celia Welch, then Celia Masyczek to produce the label’s first vintages. […]

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »


You cannot show up with one rose, you need a dozen, especially on Valentine’s Day.  Ditto with wine, 1 bottle will not make her happy.  We selected a DOZEN VAROZZAS Zinfandel by the Biale Winery for you to share with your loved one(s) and friends.Varozza – Hard-working farming families that plowed and grinded out a life season […]

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

NFL Quarterback’s Hail Mary Cabernet

Rick Mirer, the former stand-out Quarterback at Notre Dame and NFL player with the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, Bears & Jets turned another longtime hobby into a profession – wine! This Mirror 2012 Cabernet is his ninth release and I would say the best-effort yet-to-date! His friend Jeff Smith (owner of Hourglass winery) did not need to convince […]

Monday January 25th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Dave Phinney’s Stunning but Limited Blend

The Story by Dave Phinney: “Life is an endless procession of surprises. The expected rarely occurs and when it does, make sure to erase it from your memory because it’s highly unlikely to repeat itself. That should be the definition for farming and more specifically grape growing. When we first purchased a portion of the […]

Petite Sirah Stunner, 94 Points ONLY 5 CASES ALLOCATED!

The new wave of Petite Sirah winemaking going on these days is drawing attention and changing the way this grape is regarded. Surging forward is the recognition by winemakers, insiders, wine judges and critics that Petite Sirah is a time-tested noble grape that is truly deserving the status as a classic California varietal.  Robert Biale has […]

Must Have” 2012 Napa Cabernet

It all began in 1990 when Clay & Tersilla (T) met while working at a large Napa winery. In 1995 they were married and purchased a property – with sheep – The deal was that the owner only would sell it, if they kept the sheep. So when it came time name the winery, T […]

Aaron Pott & Michel Rolland’s Inaugural hot new 2012 Cabernet

Jericho Canyon was created some 25 years ago by Marla and Dale Bleecher, but it was not until they hired “hot shot winemaker” Aaron Pott and the in-demand consulting winemaker Michel Rolland that the winery received some notice from the wine world. From the Winemaker:  The Chimera is a mythical beast enjoying the wings of Pegasus, […]

A 4 Barrel Napa Cab Gem

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 contiguous vineyard sites and the resulting wine is flat out amazing. We introduced the 2013 Milange Cabernet at our […]

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

A “Monumental” Cabernet, Only 10 cases allocated!

This wine will rival big names like Screaming Eagle, Harlan and Colgin at a fraction the cost. The wine was sourced from one of Napa Valley’s much sought after vineyards. Only 4, yes FOUR, barrels of this nectar of the gods were produced, and with a 15 case allocation one cannot go very far promoting […]

Tuesday December 8th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »


The Best under the Radar Cab in Napa! The inaugural release was the 2007 vintage and as of today this winery still floats under the radar, which is great for you and me!  Only 2 barrels (50 cases) of this amazing gem are produced.  This is exactly why I wake up early every day to […]

Saturday December 5th, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »