Posts tagged: Napa

Philippe Melka’s latest Cabernet-vaganza

When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from days past?) into a top notch producer.  Gandona is rooted in tradition […]

100 Point winemaker produces stunning under $60.00 Napa Cab

When you have one of the BEST winemakers in Napa (Mike Smith – known for his skills at Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, Rivers Marie, Carter, Myriad, etc.) at the helm, you can only wind up with a top-notch wine, and I can tell you this is a TOP NOTCH wine!  This wine, named after the winery […]

Winemaker of the Year’s stunning Chardonnay

Bello is the story of a young boy with a dream, he wanted to be a champion.  He became very successful with his residential construction business, but that was not enough.  In 2000 he purchased a prime property in the Rutherford Bench district of Napa and began construction of this amazing site.  He hired David […]

Friday September 13th, 2013 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Best domestic Rhone blend of the year

The Alta Colina folks have been kicking up a lot of dust as of late, and this latest release is yet another example of their attention to detail winemaking skills.  The 2010 GSM is a blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah from their Estate property. Alta Colina 2010 GSM Retail 44.00 – […]

Friday March 29th, 2013 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point winemaker’s Scarlett Story

Although it is probably already in the forefront of your mind, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to all of those who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I have spoken with several friends from New York and other areas, some of whom have lost literally everything. The devastation on the east […]

Cultivar 2009 Cabernet Franc, Napa – 30% OFF

Sommelier turned winemaker Dan O’Brien and Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Azur and Atelier Philippe Melka) crafted this fun 161 case Cabernet Franc production from a stunning vineyard source in Oakville! Cultivar 2009 Cabernet Franc, Oakville Napa Valley Retail 53.00 – GGWC SPECIAL 37.50 on six or more (FREE SHIPPING on 12) Use discount code “CULTIVAR09CF” […]

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Best White of 2012!

How do I pronounce Picayune? {pi-ka-’yun} What does Picayune mean? Picayune was a Spanish coin worth half of the value of a “Real” {re-al} How does that relate to the wine? When buying Picayune, you are buying prestigious wine at half price. Altogether, this is a venture of high quality at even better prices! Picayune […]

Tofanelli beats many Zins in a blind tasting!

Vince Tofanelli recently poured at our Valentine’s Day Tasting and wowed many with his great wines and personality. As you might know Tofanelli grows a lot more than what he produces and Turley is one of his biggest clients!  That said, the following day we conducted a bind tasting of 10 great Zins (Martinelli G&L, […]

Wine of the year winemaker has the wind in his sails! 3 HOT new releases!

With Ehren Jordan  (Turley Cellars and Failla winery) as your winemaker and a top sommelier as your founding partner it is no surprise that you create some of the best wines money can buy!  This venture really has a lot of wind in its sails and is cruising along nicely, but if snooze you will […]

UnOrthodox wine at an UnOrthodox price.

This wine comes with a twist and a story. An aspiring winemaker is woken up in the middle of the night when police, ATF, IRS and other agents (guns drawn) rush in with a search and arrest warrant for his roommate.  Apparently the roommate had “stashed” large quantities of collector wines in his second bedroom. […]

Tuesday November 22nd, 2011 in , , , , , , | No Comments »