Posts tagged: St. Helena

96 Point Trespasser wins blind tasting

My tasting group (15 strong) wasn’t shy to bring out the Napa “big guns” for this blind tasting “taste-off.” All of the candidates with scores in the mid to upper 90′s and some definite heavy-hitters in the mix. Even so, it wasn’t a big surprise to see which wine was the winner as much as […]

Milange, the next “collectible” – Frank’s own wine label

I don’t want to be partial to my own label, but I am proud!  Milange is named after my daughters (MILayna and ANGElina).  It has been in the works for some years now, and now it is finally here! Our inaugural release of 100 cases was poured at our New York wine event last week […]

Trespass beats the best Cab Francs from Napa and Washington State!

In a blind tasting of big name Cabernet Francs, the little Trespass winery (yes only 150 cases produced of this vintage) blew away a lot more expensive and highly rated wines, including:  Hourglass ($150.00), Cadence, Andrew Will ($75.00), Derencourt ($140.00), Realm ($90.00), Pride ($75.00), Cayuse ($85.00), Del Dotto ($90.00), Crocker Starr ($70.00), Reverie ($60.00) and […]

Napa Valley’s other hidden secret

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “first class” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks) – and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, JenMar Vineyard Napa Valley St. Helena Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99 – full case 59.99 With “Vineyardist”  Extraordinaire […]

Redmon does it again! Little gem beats big guys in blind tasting!

For the second straight year Redmon Cabernet beat the who is who of Cabernet in a blind tasting. We had 50 people our tasting last week.  We tasted – Dominus,  Baldacci, Cru from Vineyard 29, Chat. Montelena, Diamond Creek, Von Strasser, Insignia, Caymus Special Selection and Opus One.  The result: Redmon by a horse length! […]

Thursday April 28th, 2011 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Wolf is a Nice Guy After All!

Karen Culler has crafted yet again two amazing wines from this stunning estate. I taste a good 2000 wines each year, and both of these ended up on my Top ten list for 2010! The production of both these puppies is very limited, so I highly recommend that you jump on this offer now. Wolf […]

Trespass 2007 “Rendez-Vous” Estate, St. Helena Napa Valley

In its third year of production, this is a complex red for lovers of Right Bank Bordeaux. The interaction of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc shimmers with excellent dark ruby color. The nose is vivacious with aromatics from the Cabernet Franc coming through first of rhubarb, cinnamon, clove vanilla and undertones of pine forest and […]

Trespass 2007 Cabernet Franc, St. Helena

An incredible follow-up to the stunning 2006 vintage. Kirk Venge, yes Nils’ son does not skip a beat with this latest release. It is beyond awesome. I would almost say that this is the best Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley, but who am I to say. This wine has an amazing dense purple hue […]

Thursday March 18th, 2010 in , , , , , | No Comments »