Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Petite Sirah of the YEAR (only 5 cases allocated)

  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 […]

100 Point Winemaker’s 4 Barrel Cabernet Gem!

  This 1 acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of 100 Point winemaker Peter Heitz who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by two couples, neighbors […]

French Laundry & Meadowood’s Favorite Sauv Blanc

After decades of cultivating the Napa Valley’s most celebrated industry, the Belli and Cybulski families created Agnitio Wines to pay tribute to the land and honor their devoted farming team.  With the help of a great winemaker they have been crafting some amazing wines, including the Agnito Sauvigon Blanc. Agnito Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Napa Valley Retail 32.00 – […]

Tuesday April 5th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Must Have 125 Case Napa Cab Blend

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Vegne (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his […]

100 Point Cab Surprise!

  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, […]

96 Point Cabernet Gem by Thomas Rivers Brown

  The vineyard dates back to the days of Robert Louis Stevenson – Foremost among the books about the lore of Napa Valley is “The Silverado Squatters” by Robert Louis Stevenson.  In the passage above from this book you found the name for the winery, THE GRADE Cellars.  As he “entered on ‘the grade’ ” […]

Cab Franc of the Year! ONLY 6 cases allocated!

  Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge(the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his 1985 […]

WINE ALERT! 4 Barrel Napa Cab Wonder

  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 […]

Wednesday March 16th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Latest Cabernet 95 Points

  Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The Arietta wines have been on fire as of late and this latest release is […]

Killer Dave Phinney Cabernet Gem

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 […]