Posts tagged: Proprietary Red

Coho’s Magnificent 2012 releases

Sumitvine We introduced the 2012 vintage of Coho during our 10th Anniversary Event in New York City.  As it was the case with previous vintages Coho wowed the crowd.  The 2012 vintage does not need any intro, just that it is very good!  We are also proud to add a new bottling and winemaker to the Coho lineup.  Chappellett […]

“The” Value under $25 Napa Cab Blend

  The Maldonado family has been farming the Napa Valley for decades, also producing some real gems along the way. The 2012 “Farm Worker” Grapes are sourced from the Lyon’s Vineyard, a hillside vineyard in the south-eastern part of the Napa valley, above Coombsville and from the Los Olivos vineyard in Napa. Maldonado 2012 The Farm Worker […]

Outrageous 140 cases produced Prop Red

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

“The” Friday 13th Wine

Everyone panics on the Friday the 13th – I don’t! For this Friday 13th I figure that we needed to have a “different” type of wine, and the 2012 Abstract is just that. This bottling is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah sourced from some great hillside vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. This […]

Sexy Napa Red low 30’s

Pazzo (which means “crazy” in Italian) is a wine crafted by ace winemaker Kirk Venge.  It is an unpretentious blend of Cabernet, Sangiovese, Syrah and Petite Sirah.   It is a wine that Parker called “Sexy, seductive, provocative” and “The best value Bistro wine from Napa” as well as “Gorgeously hedonistic, flavorful”.  In other words, a […]

This French Laundry Cab is one for the ages and under $64

Ten years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a wine exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. This 2009 release might be the best wine ever produced by Scott Palazzo! This Right-bank […]

Awesome 95 Point Napa Cab Blend under $45 with FREE SHIPPING!

The Buoncristiani O.P.C. is a Napa Valley proprietary red blend.  The synergy of marrying Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, while also folding in further complexity of texture and flavor with Napa Malbec and Merlot blenders. Grapes are sourced from some of Napa’s most prestigious vineyards including Hyde, Stagecoach, Hossfeld, and Bennett. Just like their winemaking […]

Crowd pleasing under 40.00 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 […]

The REAL Halloween Wine!

Rancho Carne Humana was a 17,962-acre Mexican land grant in present day Napa County, California given in 1841 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Edward Turner Bale. The name means “human flesh” in Spanish! The original landowner was afraid that the people would squat on his land, so he created tales of the cannibals living there […]

Stunning White blend wins blind Tasting

In a lineup of mixed whites we had some interesting comments and results. Arbe Garbe Prop White Spottswoode SB Kamen SB Sans Liege “Cotes du Coast” (91 WA) Blindfold L’Aventure Cuvee Blanc (92 WA) Woodward Canyon SB (92 WS) Kinero Roussanne (93 WA) EPOCH White (92 WA) Dragonette SB (92 WA) The Results: Arbe Garbe […]