Posts tagged: Yountville

30% OFF “SUPER SAVER” on killer wine

This might just be “the” holiday saver of the year. Save 30% off this stunning Cabernet, from an amazing vintage, and get FREE SHIPPING as well! The Gemstone Vineyard is a winemakers delight. Situated in the Yountville AVA on the Rector Creek alluvial fan, it contains a diverse selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, […]

Scarecrow Winemaker turns heads with her latest gem

When you put Celia Welch & Jim Barbour on one team, it is like seeing Joe Montana and Jerry Rice connect for some of the best plays (wines) ever. Celia’s portfolio is well-known as is Jim’s so it is not surprise that the latest Keever is probably the best one to date! Keever 2009 Cabernet […]

Scarecrow winemaker driving source behind another Bad Boy!

Celia does not need an introduction and for those who bought the 2006 Bad Boy Red, this one will blow 2006 away! The Rocca’s purchased their vineyards in 1999 and hired Celia to “put them on the map.” I can say she has done just that.  All wines coming from the Rocca property are first […]

An Amazing Pedigree! Tor 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

I just tasted with Tor Kenward from Tor winery.  His latest release, the 2009 Napa Cabernet is a cuvee (blend) of To-Kalon, Cimarossa and Mast vineyards!  This bottling contains an  amazing pedigree and the wine lives up to it’s expectations! On the nose you get the cool side of cabernet with earth/blackberry/cloves and a touch […]

Sommelier Special – 2007 Alondra Cabernet

Alondra is Spanish for Skylark, the wine company established by my long time friends John Lancaster and Robert Perkins, who run the wine program at Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco. During his tenure at Boulevard, John has traveled extensively throughout the world’s wine regions studying wine production and is also a professional wine judge and […]

Keever 2008 Cabernet – Celia Welch cannot be stopped!

Celia Welch cannot be stopped!  This latest release of Keever 2008 Estate Cabernet will rock-your-world!  Only 400 cases produced of this little gem, so I caution you – buy it NOW as it will be gone tomorrow Keever Vineyards is nestled in the western slopes of Yountville, California in the Napa Valley. It is a […]

The Ghost is Back! Very limited.

Ghost Block has been scaring many of us in a good way.  The Quality/Price ratios are intune like the the best performers in a ballet.  As always, only a very limited production of this Oakville producer is available (six bottle limit per person). Nestled on a gently sloping knoll on the north edge of Yountville, […]

Tor “Mast” 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

On the nose there is big, rich blackberry followed by notes of tar and currants. On the palate this wine is sneaky with a long finish. It begins with a very rich, sweet entry and though packed with tannin, it never shows those tannins – absolutely palate coating with venison, smoke, tobacco and cloves. The […]

Textbook 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Fin de Journee”

I am excited to introduce the latest release from Textbook: the 2008 “Fin de Journee” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The fruit was sourced from both the estate in Oakville as well as from two stellar sources in Yountville and Spring Mountain! David Ramey is the consulting wine maker. The wine is a blend of 93% […]