Posts tagged: Napa Valley

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. […]

Tuesday August 15th, 2017 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Yes… 100 Point Winemaker’s UNDER $50 CAB BLEND

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 Release of “First Cut” the Renterias struck “gold” from the starting line! The 2015 First Cut is a blend […]

Rare Jewel … Thomas Brown’ 95 Point UNDER $75

Hestan Vineyards was born from the culinary passion of Stanley Cheng and his wife, Helen. Stanley pioneered hard-anodized cookware in the 1970s and has continued to improve the ways we cook through innovations from back-of-house to the backyard.  His meticulous  pursuit to perfection with pots and pans carried over the vineyard, and the rest… is […]

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100 Point Winemaker’s Dazzling Wine = FREE SHIPPING

Winemaker Mike Smith (Carter, Myriad, Bench, 12c ETC) produced an amazing big bold red – the 2014 Scarlett Petit Verdot.  I know, you think/say: “This is a blending grape” – yes it is.  But this is a great example that Petit Verdot shows well on its own! So, why not give it a try – […]

LAST CALL 96 POINT GEMSTONE

Following on the heels of an impressive 2013 vintage, the Gemstone Vineyard 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from six blocks of the vineyard “…where our rarest clones are planted.” The berries from those vines are small and concentrated, producing create a powerful and dark ruby wine that exhibits a ‘Left Bank’ Bordeaux style with remarkable balance, backbone and […]

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100 Point Winemaker does it again – 5 barrel stunner

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. […]

New Winds Blow over venerable Stag’s Leap Winery

Mike Smith (Carter, Bench, Miriad, Scarlett, etc) and Jim Barbour (Viticulturist extraordinaire) took over the the day-to-day vineyard and winemaking duties at the venerable Stetlzner Winery and it really shows! The vineyard was established in 1964 and has been owned and run by the same (Steltzner) family, but it was not until 2011 when these two […]

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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 […]

Thriller… THOMAS RIVERS BROWN 97 & 95 POINT CABS

In 1997, while visiting the Napa Valley, Dr. Revana discovered a small parcel of prime vineyard land in St. Helena.  He immediately sensed the property’s potential. The area was already known for producing some of the world’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon and the property’s gravelly soils, sloped pitch, and excellent exposures seemed perfect for […]

2017 Napa Vintage Preview

2017 Napa Vintage Preview Heatwaves during the early stages by Vincent Sauton, Fruition Sciences Today, we review some of the aspects of the 2017 growing season in Napa. While Bordeaux suffered some very serious frost events earlier this year, followed by unprecedented heat waves, Northern California has endured a series of heat waves following an extremely […]

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