Posts tagged: Tasting Notes

100 Point Winemaker’s next Hot Cabernet

Eric Yuan purchased 116 acres on Atlas Peak next door to Pahlmeyer, Au Sommet, Stagecoach and other great vineyards. Like their neighbors on Pritchard Hill and in Oakville, the vines are planted in the prized red and iron-rich volcanic soils that have become the benchmark for Napa Valley’s finest wines.  Add 100 Point Winemaker Denis […]

French Laundry’s Favorite White

When Sommeliers recommend and drink Sauvignon Blanc they often prefer, the dry, earthy, mineral, floral whites of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Graves. This is the inspiration for Somm Blanc, a blend of Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon “Remixed” in California.  When a great Master sommelier friend of mine, Will Sherrer, got the opportunity to use […]

2 Acre Vineyard Killer Cabernet

Adler Deutsch Vineyard is located on the edge of the acclaimed Rutherford Bench. This 2.17 acre site was planted in 2004 to Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is meticulously farmed by Ace viticulturist Jim Barbour.  Add Star Winemaker Aaron Pott to the mix and you have a tandem-winning winemaking team! Adler Deutsch 2012 Cabernet “Estate” St. Helena, […]

A Screaming Eagle White

Did former Screaming Eagle winemaker, Queen of the Valley Heidi Barrett make a white wine under her La Sirena label? Sure, she did, but it’s not just any white wine. This is a bone dry-style Muscat Canelli. Most Muscat is made into sweet, dessert wine.  But not this one. With La Sirena Moscato Azul, you have all the […]

French Laundry’s Top Chardonnay

Jason Kesner, winemaker extraordinaire at Kistler created yet another amazing wine. Jason was the longtime vineyard manager at Hudson, when in 2002 he produced 25 cases of his first wine for some of the top restaurants like French Laundry, Gary Danko and ME! The following year he produced a massive 75 cases, and the rest […]

$$ VALUE – 94 Point Rated under 25 Syrah

It all began in Oklahoma’s prohibition heartland where Alex Singer shared a love of French wines.  His son Stephen left at age 15 to attend boarding school in Connecticut, from there he wind up in San Francisco, where he earned Art and Critical Theory degrees from UC Berkeley.  He moonlighted in wine stores and restaurant […]

WINE NOTICE – 3 Barrel MUST HAVE Chardonnay

After the iron curtain falls, the Molnar family discovers and helps rebuild the Kadar Hungary cooperage, and begins importing barrels to Napa and Sonoma wine country.  In 1995 the Molnars plant their first vineyard, and the rest… is history.  In 2003 they start making wine in earnest and a dozen years later they have a […]

“The” Value under $25 Napa Cab Blend

  The Maldonado family has been farming the Napa Valley for decades, also producing some real gems along the way. The 2012 “Farm Worker” Grapes are sourced from the Lyon’s Vineyard, a hillside vineyard in the south-eastern part of the Napa valley, above Coombsville and from the Los Olivos vineyard in Napa. Maldonado 2012 The Farm Worker […]

6 Barrel Pinot Noir Special

Furthermore 2012 Pinot Noir “Gloria” Russian River Valley Retail $45.00 – GGWC $42.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6+ Use code FURTH12PNG upon checkout Only 6 barrels or 164 cases of this single vineyard were produced.  The wine has amazing color and aromas.  From the get go you’ll encounter fragrant notes of red and black fruit, […]

Outrageous 140 cases produced Prop Red

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]