Posts tagged: Napa Valley

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 […]

Under $50 Napa Cab turns heads

  Tony Biagi from Spottswoode, Plumpack, Senegal etc. fame has a lot of experience under his belt!  So when he rolles up his sleeves, he becomes linebacker and ballerina at the same time.  His big stature shows roughness, yet his wines show elegance, thus a ballerina of sorts.  Tony believes in quality/value wines and overdelivered […]

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“Textbook” Napa wine at bargain price

It doesn’t always need to cost a ton of money to be very good!  Our friends at Textbook created two bargain priced wines (Cabernet and Merlot), both of which taste a lot more expensive than their price tag reveals.  As always, small production, so don’t wait too long! Originally brought to the United States in […]

Academy Award Winning Cabernet by John Kongsgaard

    Carroll Ballard is an Academy Award winning filmwriter, known for movies such as Never Cry Wolf, Information Agency, Black Stallion, etc.  Most of Ballard’s films deal with man and his relation to nature and have a strong poetic streak, and this carried over into his love of wine.  He met John Kongsgaard and […]

HIDE & SEEK… YOU FOUND IT, AN AMAZING WINE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

   SEEK is a very small family (Sieck Family) owned winery atop Howell Mountain, producing small amounts of Zinfandel! Only 2 barrels, 48 cases of this wine were produced! The vineyard was planted about 35 years ago, so nice maturity here! Seek 2014 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley GGWC 44.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

Merlot of the Month

  I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2014 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property […]

Value Napa White is a “Textbook” example of quality/cost ratio

  The Textbook Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from two superb Napa Valley sites. The first is located in the Carneros AVA which represents sixty percent of this release. Its long, cool season brings rich, tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavors. The second site represents forty percent of the blend, is located near the Yountville […]

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