Posts tagged: Napa Valley

WINE ALERT – 100 Point Winemaker Must Have White

Celia Welch cannot be stopped!  She’s a women with a mission.  A mission to make the best and perfect wines in the Napa Valley. She has many 100 pointers under her name (Scarecrow).  Keever Vineyards is nestled in the western slopes of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley. It is a family-owned and operated winery, producing […]

Dave Phinney’s Stunning new Cabernet

Jim Kaplan’s winery Aftermath (AFTER MATH) is a story of Math Professor turned Winery Owner, the story of what he is doing “After Math” Jim Kaplan has a phD in Applied Mathematics and was a professor at Northwestern and Boston Univeristies.  A consulting gig morphed into an investment advisory business, JL Kaplan Associates which grew […]

95 Point-Crowd Pleasing, Big, Bold, “Little” Sirah

The new wave of Petite Sirah winemaking going on these days is drawing attention and changing the way this grape is regarded.  Surging forward is the recognition by winemakers, insiders, wine judges and critics that Petite Sirah is a time-tested noble grape that is truly deserving the status as a classic California varietal.  Robert Biale […]

Overachiever Napa Cab at ½ the Price

In 1979 Bill and Mary Seavey bought the present Seavey Vineyard from an old family friend. It had been a vineyard in the 1870s, although by the 1970s it was a cattle ranch. While Bill continued his San Francisco law practice, Mary and he set about restoring the property and replanting the former vineyard. The four Seavey […]

Multi-Dimensional 2 BARREL Cab Franc

Marilyn Crowley Crawford  was born and raised outside Falkirk, Scotland. She established CrauforD Wine Company in 1999 with intention to honor her seven centuries of Clan Crawfords and the love for Napa Valley. Together with her son Chris, they released their first vintages a year later in 2000. Now, seven years later, Marilyn has since retired and Chris continues to […]

MOST AMAZING 94+ Point, 5 Barrel Napa Cab Franc

Not sure where to start, but the shortest way is to say that both Matt Taylor (former winemaker at Araujo) and Francois Morisette were cut from a similar cloth – both loved the gipsy way of live and travel.  Both lived around the world and were exposed to … wine!  Matt has some “movie fame” […]

A Black Chicken is not a Black Sheep… especially when you get FREE SHIPPING.

  Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs and a “black chicken”. And thus went one of the hundreds of inquiries during prohibition when selling wine was not legal. Aldo Biale called his jugs of Zin a “Black Chicken” to […]

100 Point Winemaker’s Tiny Production “Killer” Cab Release

  It all began in 1990 when Clay & Tersilla (T) met while working at a large Napa winery. In 1995 they were married and purchased a property – with sheep – The deal was that the owner only would sell it, if they kept the sheep. So when it came time name the winery, […]

WINE ALERT! 4 Barrel Knockout Napa Cab

Matt resides on his family’s ranch in the Napa Valley where he runs a herd of organic cattle and grows wine grapes used to produce some of the valley’s best known brands.  As the 6th generation farmer of the Wallace Ranch, Matt juggles his full-time work as vineyard manager and partner in Barbour Vineyards Management […]

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THOMAS RIVERS BROWN CAB UNDER $70?

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 […]