Posts tagged: Napa Valley

#1 Rising Star “94 Point” Cabernet

  In 1999 the two owners Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased the 21 acre property after a 3 year search for the “ideal” vineyard site.  Mary called upon renowned winemaker Celia Welch, then Celia Masyczek to produce the label’s first vintages. The debut bottling was the 2000 Syrah, a varietal which to this day […]

Sexy Napa $50’s 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 […]

HOT NEW COHO RELEASES = FREE SHIPPING

  COHO 2013 MERLOT “MICHAEL BLACK VINEYARD” NAPA VALLEY RETAIL 58.00 – GGWC 53.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or MORE! Use code COHO at check out Mix with other Coho wines This might be the best Merlot Coho has produced yet to date.  A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the […]

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

136 year old Napa Winery comes back to life! Great Value for Amazing Quality

  Liparita winery was created in 1880 by WF Keyes, son of General Keys.  The actual cellar still stands high atop Howell Mountain today. Going through some ownership changes, prohibition, etc, along the way Liparita gained fame and glory by winning gold medals at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and in 1904 at the St.Louis […]

EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY & Thomas Rivers Brown’s Inaugural CAB

A note from the “President, Wine Taster, Dishwasher, Jack O.A.T, of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Dear Friends, Cypress Freeway Memorial source:wikicommons October 17 is in an “interesting” day at the Melis’ Family as it is the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but also my wife’s birthday (I better remember that!) For those who […]

LAST CALL – Under $30 Napa Cabernet MUST HAVE

  The latest release of Fisticuffs will really 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 stunning 2013 vintage. For those who dream of big and expensive Cabernets and […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Grenache Rocks!

    In case you didn’t know her yet, It all started in the late 80s when Heidi Barrett began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterwards, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in […]

Tuesday October 4th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

5 Barrel – 95 Point $50′s Napa Cabernet Gem

   Benoit Touquette might be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa.  He was Andy Erickson’s right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protégé of the world’s top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.  All three were at the helm of Ovid producing their wines for some years. His “Fait-Main” […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s GREAT WHITE

  Heidi Barrett’s stunning “Dry” Muscat Canelli from Calistoga, Napa Valley. Unlike almost every other Muscat wine available, this is NOT a dessert wine, but rather a dry white table wine to be enjoyed alone or with unique cuisine. Bottled in beautiful blue, the singular essence of this wine will awaken your palate for any […]

Saturday September 24th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Fun White by former Spottswoode winemaker

  Cloaked in mystery and unable to divulge secrets, Bridesmaid Wines are serious wines for bona fide wine drinkers. Just like her namesake and inspiration, Bridesmaid Wines are available, alluring, important and very sexy. Bridesmaid is an Appellation Napa Valley white blend framed in the Bordeaux classic grape varieties. This wine is all about the […]