Posts tagged: Napa Valley

100 Point Winemaker’s UNDER $50 PREMIERE RELEASE

  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 Premiere Release of “First Cut” the Renterias struck “gold” from the starting line! The 2014 First Cut is a blend […]

LAST CALL 4 UNDER $80 NAPA CULT CAB

  The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]

SEXY UNDER $60 MUST HAVE NAPA CABERNET

  What began as a passion for collecting wine and farming has turned into a spectacular Napa Cab. In 1983 Spencer Hoopes planted his ten-acre vineyard in the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley. With the remarkable terroir, a little bit of luck and a lot of love, he soon became the source for some of the better wineries in […]

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95 Point Napa Cabernet under $50

  The Gianulias’ had been farming and making wine for centuries in Greece, so it was only normal that they would do so after emigrating to the US. It started in 1926 when the Gianulias family planted their first vines in the Napa. So decades later they are still at it and they say “Levendi” […]

A TURLEY SOURCE AT ½ the PRICE

The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.   Turley labels it under the  “EARTHQUAKE”  bottling.  Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from […]

A $52 Napa Cab blend by 100 POINT Winemaker

The “Tether” wine is a new project between Benoit Touquette (who has made MANY 100 POINT wines as well as, 96+ Kata, and 95+ Fait-Main & Teeter-Totter Cabernets) and my dear friend Kimberly Jones (wine broker to the stars).  The 2013 Tether Proprietary Red is a blend of 62.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12.5% Petit […]

Inaugural Release GEM by Dave Phinney

  In August of 2012, Dave Phinney and his friends stood in the middle of a block of hundred year old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the […]

LIMITED 96 Point Napa Cab Gem

  2012 marks the 36th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 12th consecutive vintage of “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon. It all started in 1974 when Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 1700 feet. The winery is now in its second generation on leadership of Michael Keenan […]

LAST CALL Under $30 Napa Cabernet = FREE SHIPPING

The latest release of Fisticuffs will 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 2012 vintage. For those who dream of big and expensive Cabernets and don’t want to pay the […]

Under $80 Napa Cult Cab

  The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]