Posts tagged: Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Diva + Video Game Producer = AMAZING NAPA WINES

The team of Heidi Barrett (Wine Diva a.k.a Queen of the Valley) and famed viticulturist David Abreu are the axile driving CapCom owner Kenzo Tsujimoto’s Napa Valley winery.  The vineyard was planted in 1998, and the first release (2005 vintage) was in 2008.  Since then “Kenzo” has become an household name for top-notch, high-end Napa […]

WINE ALERT – 100 Point Winemaker Must Have White

Celia Welch cannot be stopped!  She’s a women with a mission.  A mission to make the best and perfect wines in the Napa Valley. She has many 100 pointers under her name (Scarecrow).  Keever Vineyards is nestled in the western slopes of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley. It is a family-owned and operated winery, producing […]

Last Call for Bevan’s Highly Rated New Releases!

Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo knew they were on to something special way back in the late 90′s when impromptu blind tastings with friends and trips to Napa became a regular part of their life. Over the next several years, they met with and were inspired by some of the greatest winemakers and viticulturists […]

What makes a Crisp Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

The BEST Sauvignon Blanc in California

  Last week my tasting group conducted our first “blind” Sauvignon Blanc tasting in a long time. The lineup included: Arkenstone “Estate” (95 Pt) Paul Lato (94 Pt) Merry Edwards (93 Pt) Vineyard 29 (95 Pt) Crocker & Starr (93 Pt) Lieu Dit (93 Pt) Peter Michael (94 Pt) Bevan (94 Pt) Morlet (93 Pt) […]

3 Barrel, Kick-Ass 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 […]

What is a “crisp” wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker’s Sensational Inaugural Cab & Sauv Blanc Releases

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new […]

Napa’s First Growth White Bordeaux

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Thursday June 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Stunning Sauvignon Blanc by 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 […]