Posts tagged: Napa Valley

KNOCKOUT UNDER $40.00 NAPA CAB

  The latest release of Fisticuffs will really knock your socks off!   Fisticuffs’ vision is to produce the highest quality wine while keeping price well managed  -  in essence, to over deliver, Knock you out. Rob Lawson has been making stunning wines under various “cult” Cabernet labels such as Ghostblock, Mirror, Pahlmeyer and Kapcsandy […]

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

LAST CALL for MUST have 2 barrel stunner by 100 Point wine magician!

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.Because of its prime location and high demand, this vineyard is known for its production of many great Cabernets exhibiting the FAMOUS “Rutherford Dust” mystique. […]

Saturday September 16th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

97 POINT RATED THOMAS RIVERS BROWN CAB

  Proprietors Mark Pulido and Donna Walker have a long history in Napa Valley, building relationships and putting down roots in the community. In the early 1980s, Donna and Mark began making regular trips to the Valley, meeting vintners at iconic cellars where they often tasted from the barrel. They were drawn into tasting room […]

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 […]

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Grenache Rocks!

In case you didn’t know her yet, It all started in the late 80s when Heidi Barrett began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterwards, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in the span […]

Thursday September 7th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Last Call for Dave Phinney’s Stunning 95 Point 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 iconic […]

BARGAIN NAPA CAB BLEND (Low 30’s) – IT STILL EXISTS

Chris Corley is a Monticello winery descendant and of course he was set out to make wine.  He did not always agree with the family practice and decided with the help of his wife “Jules” to create the Jules and Barrelhead winery. The Jules wines are well-made Napa Valley blends in the $30.00 range!  This […]

The Second Coming of a Napa Legend

Vincent Arroyo purchased and transformed 23 acres of the Greenwood Ranch in 1974, and initially produced a few hundred cases of wine, and sold the rest to other wineries.  Over the years the winery grew into a great business with an amazing following.  He eventually retired, and passed on the winery to his daughter and son-in-law – […]

It is FINALLY HERE, A “different” White Blend

This is only the second vintage of Annia, here Ribolla Gialla takes the lead in the blend. There is a story that George Vare liked to tell us about Ribolla, according to the late, great Stanko Radikon, Ribolla is the consummate supporting actor when blended into a wine under the 50% threshold. at that minority level, […]

Thursday August 17th, 2017 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Exploring Minerality – What does that really mean?

Exploring Minerality By Elisabetta Tosi, Wine Science Minerality = [SS + A + CC] – [E + T] – [O²] (Those interested in figuring out what this odd formula means should keep on reading.) Funny how things happen. Until the 1990s, the term minerality didn’t appear in the most acclaimed guides, not even the Oxford […]