Posts tagged: Stagecoach

94 Point Syrah ROCKS!

Founded by an army of one, Patrick Krutz, Krutz Family Cellars has just recently grown into its “full” business name. The 2003-’06 vintages were crafted entirely by Patrick. Youngest brother Cole came on the scene in 2007 and has been assisting in the cellar ever since. Also joining the operation (and the family) in 2008 […]

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Score some 94+ Points Pott

Aaron Pott has amassed a nice portfolio over the years and his own label has been on fire as of late.  This latest bottling the HMSS  or “Her Majesty’s Secret Service” comes from the famed Stagecoach Vineyard.  The legend has it that a notorious 19th century Englishman bandit robbed the daily Stagecoach here from St. […]

Small producer slams big name 100 point wines!

In a recent blind tasting of 2008 Cabernets and 2007 Syrahs, Patland vineyards beat out some big name wineries, including some 100 Point wines! In the Syrah tasting the lineup included: Alban Reva (100 Points, $150.00), Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne (97+ Points $350.00!!), Alban Lorraine (96 Points), ,  Betz Family La Cote Rousse, Araujo […]

Stewart Cabernet – Turning Heads

This little winery has been turning a lot of heads as of late. Of course it helps when Paul Hobbs is your winemaker and your source from some of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley, many that have produced 100 Point wines! Stewart 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Retail 68.99 – GGWC 55.99 With Paul […]

Que Syrah Syrah What will be – Two stunning new Syrah releases from Red Car and Skylark.

Skylark 2007 Stagecoach Syrah, Napa Retail 45.00 – GGWC 39.99 Buy 12 for only 37.99 ea. This vineyard known for some of the most sought after Cabernet and Syrah lies at the southern edge of Pritchard Hill at 900 – 1800 feet elevation.  My friends John Lancaster and Rob Perkins (sommeliers at Boulevard Restaurant in […]

A recap of our Spring Wine tasting event.

It was again a sold out full house – we are looking at a new venue so we don’t need to turn away anyone in the future!  We tasted over 30 wines with the owners and winemakers of Adastra,  Atrea, Baton, Boeschen, Brewer Clifton, Demuth Kemos, Fisticuffs, Hilliard Bruce, Krutz, Luli, Paloma, Phifer Pavitt, Red […]

Stewart 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul Hobbs has turned this little winery into a real gem.  This release was sourced from three top Napa Valley vineyards (45% Stagecoach, 29% Beckstoffer IV and 26% State Lane). This wine is firm, dense and powerful, yet very elegant!  The wines aromas jump out of the glass for this well-textured Cabernet!  The nose opens […]