Posts tagged: Rutherford

A “Bargain” To-Kalon wine

The name Apsara comes from the Sanskrit word for a celestial dancer whose movements represent the key elements in our wine, balance, purity & expression.  Robin Akhurst learned from some of the best in industry – Anne Claude Leflaive at Dom. Leflaive in Burgundy, Matt Wenk at Two Hands in the Barossa Valley, Thomas Rivers […]

Amazing Zin crafted by ace winemaker Mike Smith

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

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Under $50 Rock Star Napa Cabernet Blend

Scott Peterson (S.P. – Drummer) is a seasoned winemaker with a portfolio stretching almost 30 years making wine at an array of great wineries like Cardinale, Textbook, Pey-Marin, Mt. Eden, Anderson Conn Valley and others.  Scott is a big fan of Bordeaux-style blended wines, thus his blends have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & […]

Impressive Napa Sauvignon Blanc under $24

It feels like Spring in California and that calls for nothing better than sipping on a nice Sauvignon Blanc.  This latest release of Ten Seventy Green will please both palate and wallet!   Mike Smith (Myriad, 12C, Scarlett, etc.) crafted yet another amazing wine. Ten Seventy Green 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Retail 26.00 – GGWC 23.99 FREE […]

Superb quality & well-priced Napa Cabernet

At its core, Balius Wines was created to provide examples of great wines that don’t have to cost a lot of money. This inaugural releases show that they are on track.  Balius Story — Achilles and his two immortal horses, Balius and Xanthos, were legendary and heroic figures on the battlefields of ancient Greece.The warrior […]

Redmon. Another 97 point in “the Next Round!”

We have created a great following with the Redmon Estate Cabernet for years now. Unfortunately, the estate is only 4 acres and 250 cases is about as much as the Redmons can produce – unless they start cutting corners.  Quality before Quantity is both Redmon and Golden Gate Wine Cellars’ motto.  That said year in […]

Sojourn kicks up some dirt! Big scores on ALL fronts.

Hailing from the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is establishing a reputation for producing excellent Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. They have just released some great new wines that have been very well received, and as was the case with its previous vintages, they are very limited. #1 – Sojourn Cellars 2009 Sangiacomo Vineyard […]

Big Cab Weekend!

With the cold weather around the country, I think a bottle of big bold Cabernet might be the solution.  Here a few suggestions for your weekend reading! Buy SIX BOTTLES of any of these wines and receive FREE SHIPPING*! Pina 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Firehouse” Rutherford, Napa Valley Retail 95.00 – GGWC 84.99 – Robert Parker […]

Modus Operandi 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Today we will be reviewing a 2008 Modus Operandi Sauvignon Blanc by winemaker Jason Moore. This fabulous wine was poured as the first course wine at President Obama’s first State Dinner, hosting the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. Sourced from a small vineyard in the Rutherford region of the Napa Valley, the aromas of […]