Posts tagged: Proprietary White


Arbe Garbe (pronounced Arbay Garbay), literally “bad weeds”, is what they call the cover crops on the Friulian Colli Orientali (“eastern hills”). It’s the mid-nineties, same scenery; two philosophy students are paying for tuition by picking grapes in the Jermann vineyards. Long hours of hard work and dream-sharing, they find one too many ideas in common. Bob […]

French Laundry’s Favorite White

When Sommeliers recommend and drink Sauvignon Blanc they often prefer, the dry, earthy, mineral, floral whites of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Graves. This is the inspiration for Somm Blanc, a blend of Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon “Remixed” in California.  When a great Master sommelier friend of mine, Will Sherrer, got the opportunity to use […]

Limited offer from Peter Michael winemaker

Three stunning new releases from this Top Notch winemaker! Carte Blanche 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Retail 130.00 – GGWC 124.99 – FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more Can mix and match with other Carte Blanche wines Use discount shipping “CB10MX” during check out The 2010 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects vineyard selections from both […]

Banshee wines on a Roll!

Three friends. A missed turn. An intimate tasting with Robert Parker. Copious amounts of Champagne. A bird statue in a window.  This is the genesis of Banshee.  Since then they’ve come a long way in short time but the goal hasn’t changed: to craft distinctive wine that over-delivers in every possible way.  They want to […]

The best 96 Point White in Napa Bar-None!

It began almost 30 years ago… a love affair with the wines produced from the Bordeaux region of France. Particularly, wines from the small, family owned Chateaus that dot the rolling hillsides of the beautiful ‘Right Bank’ countryside. It is from here, that Scott Palazzo got his inspiration. Finally, the chance to fulfill a life-long […]

First Date white gets 95 Points

Jeff Cohn (JC Cellars) has been at it for 20+ years since he started his career at Ridge and Rosenblum.  His own label has been on fire as of late.  To finish up the summer I wanted to introduce a fun wine – The First Date, a Rousanne and Marsanne (White Rhone varietals) blend. JC […]

July 4th The Patriot Case. Six great wines for $177.6

Summer is now in full swing and time has come for gathering with family and friends to enjoy the weather and celebrate being together. With Independence Day right around the corner, I have put together a great six-bottle, celebration, party, BBQ, whatever-you-want-to-call-it pack to share with your friends, family, and loved-ones.  All of these selections […]

Page winery turns another page with TWO stunning releases!

Bryan Page and I met in 1998 when I tasted his first vintage 1997 Proprietary Red. Since then many of our customers have become groupies of this well-priced Napa winery. Bryan’s production is very limited as he focuses on quality and not quantity. Page 2009 Proprietary Red Napa Valley Retail 60.00 – GGWC 53.99 – […]

Cult Nouveau Sans Liege astonishes us again!

Sans Liege (without cork) the brainchild of Curt Schalchlin has crafted some of the most amazing no-nonsense wines over the past years. His relentless search for independence as he calls it is paying great dividend. He uses new world techniques combined with the heritage of the Rhone Valley to create a mind-boggling final product. Tasting […]

“First Growth” from the Napa Valley dazzles the crowd

I enjoyed tasting with Steve Matthiasson the other day at 10 A.M. That really is the best time to get your palate going! Steve is a “real” guy, jovial, down-to-earth farmer/winemaker. He has been consulting for Spottswoode, Araujo and Chappellett vineyards for years (which is very noteworthy). Steve’s own vineyard has been the source for […]