Posts tagged: Spotlights

A hidden gem from “behind” Spring Mountain

Hidden Ridge is really hidden behind a ridge on the back of Spring Mountain, the esteemed appellation of Napa Valley. Hidden Ridge’ neighbor Kamen has received great accolades over the years, and now is their turn! Marco di Giulo has been the winemaker since day 1.   With some years under his belt working with this […]

Premier Cru quality at Bistro price!

I am excited to introduce the Knez Winery: An awesome new Pinot Noir producer. A new winery, but not that new… Peter Knez is a longtime friend and client of Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  Peter purchased two very much sought after vineyards Cerise (Chronicle/Littorai, Anthill Farms,  William Selyem, etc.) and Demuth (DK, Anthill Farms, etc.) […]

The world is not ending… but it may stop for a moment!

I am very excited to offer the latest hot item from the Napa Valley.  Jonathan Maltus, garagiste winery owner of the amazing Chateau Teyssier in Bordeaux has created a big buzz in Napa with the latest release of three stunning wines.  With  the assistance of the enologist from Cheval Blanc and Jonathan’s passion and attention […]

Premiere Napa Valley 2011

I attended the 15th Premiere Napa Valley wine auction on February 25, and purchased some great auction lots! All of them are available for purchase on our website – www.goldengatewinecellars.com The days leading up to the big event I tasted through and array of great wines that were offered at the auction. I was not […]

Paul Lato’s Newest Releases Pre-Sale!

Paul Lato will soon be releasing what I think are his BEST wines ever! I have sampled of all these new releases, and can tell you that they blew my mind! These wines are NOT yet available online. I am taking pre-sale requests now and will start processing orders on January 10. After January 10th […]

Blast Into The New Year With Some Sparkle!

Out with the OLD and IN with the new, you know what to do – check out our holiday gift offers. It is still not too late to order, but it is getting close.  A good New Year’s eve suggestion would be our Bubbles-In-A-Box – Three bottle gift pack (Retail 145.00 – GGWC 111.99)  A […]

Elizabeth Spencer ’07 Cabernet – An Amazing Wine

Each with a long and notable history in the world of fine wines, the husband and wife team of Spencer Graham and Elizabeth Pressler formed Elizabeth Spencer Wines in 1998 with the goal of creating wines of intensity without excess weight, in a model of purity, persistence and length. Together with winemaker Matthew Rorick, they […]

The “Prisoner” escapes again!

It has become a major problem in the Napa Valley, but Orin Swift cannot be kept under lock and key. He recently escaped from the vineyard’s detention cellar. I have been told that he will be captured just in time for his formal sentencing (a.k.a. new release) on November 2 – Call it an Election […]

Showket Vineyards – Winery of the week.

I met up with the Showket folks this week and was happily impressed with their 2007 portfolio. This neighbor of Dalla Valle (at one point they shared the same winemaker – Heidi Barrett) has been producing some amazing wines for the past 15 years. Today with Russell Bevan at the helm it seems that they […]

Wine of the Week: Sans Liege 2008 “The Offering”

This is my WINE OF THE WEEK!  Curt Schalchlin is probably one of the most talented young winemakers whom I’ve had the opportunity to meet and taste with.  His latest “Offering” is his version of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Offering is a blend of 41% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 27% Syrah, and 2% Viognier which were aged in 83% neutral French, 10% 2yr French […]