Posts tagged: Napa Valley

LAST CALL Thomas Rivers Brown’s Amazing Cabernet

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, stories were […]

A $100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by 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 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Retail 52.00 – GGWC […]

Hot New Napa Cab by 98 point winemaker

  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 […]

Syrah of the month!

  The Buoncristaini Winery was created by four brothers in 1999.  All four have been working for various high-end wineries in the Napa Valley, and continue to do so today, while devoting time to the “family brand”. Their goal is to make high-quality wine at palatable price point, and I say that they have been able to […]

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’s UNDER $50 PREMIERE RELEASE

  Kirk Venge has a long list of great wineries he has helped put on the map (Beau Vigne, Trespass, MilAnge, Venge, etc.).  He has produced many amazing wine garnering scores between 95-100 Points!  So for this Premiere Release of “First Cut” the Renterias struck “gold” from the starting line! The 2014 First Cut is a blend […]

LAST CALL 4 UNDER $80 NAPA CULT CAB

  The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]

SEXY UNDER $60 MUST HAVE NAPA CABERNET

  What began as a passion for collecting wine and farming has turned into a spectacular Napa Cab. In 1983 Spencer Hoopes planted his ten-acre vineyard in the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley. With the remarkable terroir, a little bit of luck and a lot of love, he soon became the source for some of the better wineries in […]

Friday June 3rd, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

95 Point Napa Cabernet under $50

  The Gianulias’ had been farming and making wine for centuries in Greece, so it was only normal that they would do so after emigrating to the US. It started in 1926 when the Gianulias family planted their first vines in the Napa. So decades later they are still at it and they say “Levendi” […]

A TURLEY SOURCE AT ½ the PRICE

The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.   Turley labels it under the  “EARTHQUAKE”  bottling.  Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from […]

A $52 Napa Cab blend by 100 POINT Winemaker

The “Tether” wine is a new project between Benoit Touquette (who has made MANY 100 POINT wines as well as, 96+ Kata, and 95+ Fait-Main & Teeter-Totter Cabernets) and my dear friend Kimberly Jones (wine broker to the stars).  The 2013 Tether Proprietary Red is a blend of 62.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12.5% Petit […]