Posts tagged: Napa Valley

EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY & Thomas Rivers Brown’s Inaugural CAB

A note from the “President, Wine Taster, Dishwasher, Jack O.A.T, of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Dear Friends, Cypress Freeway Memorial source:wikicommons October 17 is in an “interesting” day at the Melis’ Family as it is the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but also my wife’s birthday (I better remember that!) For those who […]

LAST CALL – Under $30 Napa Cabernet MUST HAVE

  The latest release of Fisticuffs will really knock your socks off!  Rob Lawson has been making stunning wines under various “cult” Cabernet labels such as Ghostblock, Mirror, Pahlmeyer and Kapcsandy for many years and did not skip a beat with the stunning 2013 vintage. For those who dream of big and expensive Cabernets and […]

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 […]

Tuesday October 4th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

5 Barrel – 95 Point $50′s Napa Cabernet Gem

   Benoit Touquette might be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa.  He was Andy Erickson’s right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protégé of the world’s top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.  All three were at the helm of Ovid producing their wines for some years. His “Fait-Main” […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s GREAT WHITE

  Heidi Barrett’s stunning “Dry” Muscat Canelli from Calistoga, Napa Valley. Unlike almost every other Muscat wine available, this is NOT a dessert wine, but rather a dry white table wine to be enjoyed alone or with unique cuisine. Bottled in beautiful blue, the singular essence of this wine will awaken your palate for any […]

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Fun White by former Spottswoode winemaker

  Cloaked in mystery and unable to divulge secrets, Bridesmaid Wines are serious wines for bona fide wine drinkers. Just like her namesake and inspiration, Bridesmaid Wines are available, alluring, important and very sexy. Bridesmaid is an Appellation Napa Valley white blend framed in the Bordeaux classic grape varieties. This wine is all about the […]

ANOTHER WINE OF THE YEAR for PALOMA

  Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

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Heidi Barrett’s hot new Red blend

  Heidi Barrett does not need any intro, but for those who do not know her – she is “Lady” Napa Valley, even better the “Queen” of the Valley!  Owner/Partner/Winemaker at Amuse Bouche, La Sirena.  Winemaker at Fantesca and Paradigm. La Sirena 2013 Pirate, Proprietary Red,  Napa Valley Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99 FREE SHIPPING […]

LAST CALL for Exquisite Under $50 Napa Cabernet!

  Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby […]

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