Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Stunning under $50.00 Napa Single Vineyard Cab

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. This wine’s […]

Top Secret Cabernet Stuns!

Passenger is the project from wine broker Kimberly Jones and the “other” Passenger Master Sommelier Chris Blanchard (FYI only 148 of them on planet earth). This is one of my favorite “secret” wines. You’d ask – Why the secrecy?  The vineyard sources are designates for many high-end wines and they like to keep their price […]

Stunning 94 Points Napa Petite Sirah

20% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more! Aratás, is an extraordinary statement as to the potential of this “American Heritage Varietal” and an absolute and uncompromising commitment to produce the finest artisanal Petite Sirah possible using organic farming methods and sustainable practices. Paying tribute to co-founding brothers John & Mickey Chohany’s Hungarian roots, […]

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“THE” Cabernet find of the year – FREE SHIPPING

The story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore, seeing a world we will never know. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces that created what is now the Porter Family Vineyards in the Coombsville region of Napa Valley. […]

Bargain Napa Red blend

Chris Corley is a Monticello descendant and of course he was set out to make wine.  He did not always agree with the family practice and decided with the help of his wife “Jules” to create the Jules and Barrelhead winery. The Jules wines are well-made Napa Valley blends under $30.00! Jules 2010 Melange “Vin […]

Stunning Cab Franc from Napa under $40.00

John Skupny gained tons of experience at wineries around the world before landing the National Sales Manager position at Francis Ford Copolla’s Rubicon winery.  It was during that time his love for Cabernet Franc came more to the forefront and eventually came to fruition when he located an amazing vineyard on ideal rocky soils on […]

Mark Herold Cab wins blind tasting – FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2011 Cabernets (there are some very good ones around) Mark Herold’s “Uproar” beat out a great line-up Andrew Will “Mays” (94 Parker) Paul Hobbs (93 Parker) Betz “Pere” (95 Parker) Vine Hill Ranch (94 Parker) Scarecrow M. Etain Melka (93 Parker) Caymus Von Strasser Chiarello (92 WS) Mark Herold […]

The REAL Halloween Wine!

Rancho Carne Humana was a 17,962-acre Mexican land grant in present day Napa County, California given in 1841 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Edward Turner Bale. The name means “human flesh” in Spanish! The original landowner was afraid that the people would squat on his land, so he created tales of the cannibals living there […]

Heidi Barrett (94 Points) does a “Johnny Depp”

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!  Heidi just released a bunch of new wines from her La Sirena portfolio: The Premiere release of the Le Barrettage Estate Syrah, 2010 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

Small Napa Cab wins “Big” Blind Tasting

In a recent blind tasting (16 tasters) of 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets and Cabernet Blends, the small Ramian winery beat out a very honorable lineup: Dominus (97+ Pts Parker) Antica “Townsend” (95 Pts Parker) Drinkward-Peschon (94 Pts Parker) Rivers Marie “Panek” (95 Pts. WS) Arnot-Roberts (93 Pts Parker) David Arthur “Old Vine” (94 Pts Parker […]