Posts tagged: Tasting Notes

Cabernet of the Month

Louis XIV, The Sun King, appointed D’Artagnan, our Gascon home boy, as the Captain of the Musketeers. The Sun King was known for his flamboyant style and exquisite taste. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines for are sustainably farmed and are located in the highly acclaimed Mount Veeder appellation at 2,000 feet elevation. Rousseau 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

Alta Colina wins blind tasting!

Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind of […]

Monday January 26th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s 95 Point Merlot & 96+ Point Cab

Fritz Hatton “auctioneer extraordinaire” not only plays a mean tune on the piano and swings the gavel very well, but he has a created a great following with his Arietta label. Of course a big part of that is because of his “Ace in-the-hole” Screaming Eagle Winemaker Andy Erickson. Grapes are sourced from some of the most […]

Zin-Tastic 2012 Release

Vince grew up in an Italian family – LOTS of food and WINE!  His grandfather introduced him at a very young age to wine (he would pour a little vino in his water), and that led to an early introduction, and later education as winemaker crafting great wines and tending to this amazing vineyard.  The […]

Friday January 16th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Pinot Winner!

Our first blind tasting of the year had to start on a mellow note, so we decided on Pinot Noir.  We lined up some great wines and the result was interesting The line-up included: Etude AP Vin (Rosella) The Hilt Siduri (Sebastiano) Pisoni Kosta Browne (Gap’s Crown) Kanzler Talley Rosemary Patz & Hall (Gap’s Crown) […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Classic 2012 “96 Point Rated” Napa Cabernet

Luc Morlet has been on a roll as of late, and this latest venture “Cabaud” is just one of the many accolades this great winemaker can add to his portfolio.  Luc who was born in France, but is best known for his success at Peter Michael Newton, Staglin, Carte Blanche, Linked, his own Morlet label and of […]

4 Barrel Gem

The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in more than 70 harvests provide them with a level of knowledge and a connection to the land that is rare in Napa. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 114 acres of vineyard situated in the hills north west of Napa. […]

Friday January 9th, 2015 in , , , , | No Comments »

Sin-Qua-Non at a discount

Sanguis winery is not a knock-off or copycat of Sine-Qua-Non, but I would say that their quality and zest are in the same realm.  One more positive note, these wines are less expensive and I can offer you some quantity!  Mattias has been crafting his wines for years in a similar fashion and has created a […]

Must Have Cab by 100 point winemaker

When you have one of the BEST winemakers in Napa (Mike Smith – known for honing his skills at Schrader, Maybach, Rivers Marie, Carter, 12C, etc.) at the helm, you can only wind up with a top-notch wine, and I can tell you this is a TOP NOTCH wine!  This wine, named after the winery […]

Schrader Winemaker’ exquisite 2012 Cabernet

Thomas Rivers Brown does not need an intro – He is Mr. 100 Point Cabernet!  Stone the Crows is an Australian expression of incredulity or surprise, having very little to do with crows themselves.  While there are certainly an abundance of crows in the vineyard, they spend most of their day perched on the fence posts […]