Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Killer under $50.00 2012 Cabernet by Carter Cellars!

Thomas Rivers Brown’s protégée Mike Smith (who is also the winemaker at Carter, Myriad, Scarlett,  12C, etc.) has crafted yet another amazing wine for Mark Carter’s Envy label. Sourced entirely from their Estate in Calistoga, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon will wow you both in the flavor as Dollar-cost-average in the wallet department!  Envy 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon “Calistoga […]

Friday October 3rd, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Paloma’s hot new 20th anniversary release

Paloma has become synonymous with Merlot for Cabernet Lovers.  Like some of its First Growth French counterparts , Paloma’s Merlot could be called a proprietary red blend as it is a blend of 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet.  This is not a wine for whiners. This is big burly (yet elegant) wine!  A wine for lovers […]

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

John Kongsgaard’s most remarkable Chardonnay ever!

If the Hudson Ranch would be in France it would be the equivalent of a Premiere Cru vineyard.  Lee Hudson has been farming this famed property for years and his client group is very impressive (30 high-end wineries buy his fruit).  Lee is very meticulous and when you have John Kongsgaard as your winemaker you […]

Monday September 29th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Amazing under $40 Napa Cab Blend!

The Bridesmaid name comes from the more serious analogy between a First Growth Bordeaux and the next level Appellation blend. Pam and Drew took the more whimsical aisle of what the Bride is to the Bridesmaid: left of center, sexy and totally available! Pam Starr garnered her inspiration for this wine while working at such celebrated wineries […]

Monday September 22nd, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »

Stunning 180 case Bargain Napa Chardonnay

Scott Peterson has been producing stunning Bordeaux blends for years now under the SP Drummer label as well making the Cabernet and Merlot for Textbook and Pinot Noir and Riesling for Pey Marin Wineries.  Now he has ventured into Napa Valley Chardonnay as well.   The 2012 vintage marks his “debut” with this varietal and it […]

Re-birth of a Napa Gem!

Michael Trujillo has been making wine in the Napa Valley for decades now.  He had a long run with his Karl Lawrence label, which was “retired” after the 2010 vintage.  Under a new disguise, the 2011 Trujillo Cabernet was born.  Sourced from the same amazing vineyards: Herb Lamb, Morisoli, Healy & Henry Brothers.  Only 400 cases of […]

“A.B.C.” Anything But Chardonnay

Nicole Abiouness took the long way to get  into the wine industry.  Growing up in Virginia, she packed up her belongings and moved to Napa where she was accepted at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America).  She signed up very every single wine course they had and eventually landed a job at Swanson before moving […]

Crowd pleasing under $40 Napa Cab Blend

Petit Batard is the illegitimate offspring of the Xtant Cabernet. A small production winery in the Napa Valley. Jeff Gaffner (Hestan, Saxon Brown) has been making the wines for some years now and the “Dollar Cost Average” formula is always applied here. I would call this a “Great wine for your Buck!” The owners are […]

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 in , , , , | No Comments »

Merlot of the Month

Mia Klein goes way back in the food and wine industry. She was a chef, got her Enology degree at UC Davis and worked with Tony Soter, Cathy Corison at Chappellet. She followed with stints as the winemaker at Araujo, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle, Viader and Cimarossa. The Selene name comes from Greek mythology. There are […]

Monday July 21st, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Remarkable Inaugural 3 barrel (70 cases) Napa Red Blend

Two wine industry friends got together they decided to make some great quality wines that would not break the bank. Due to the fact that they don’t have a “middle-man” we are able to offer you their wines at a price well-below where it should be. So don’t want too long to jump on this […]

Wednesday July 9th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »