Category: Spotlights

HOT FROM THE PRESS PAUL LATO 2019 WINES ARE NOW IN STOCK

Great NEWS, the AMAZING 2019 wines from my friend and winemaker Paul Lato are now in stock!!  The 2019 vintage is probably one of the best, if not “THE” best ever, potentially better than the amazing 2018!  Astonishing quality, but as always very small quantities.  I am very excited about Paul’s ever-expanding portfolio!  As always, […]

Monday April 12th, 2021 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | Comments Off on HOT FROM THE PRESS PAUL LATO 2019 WINES ARE NOW IN STOCK

Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

Future Fizz facts Contributed by BOB CAMPBELL MW from TheRealReview.com   Some glasses had been gathering dust for longer than others and each glass had a different number of flaws. (Photo by Pixabay) Our annual Christmas Eve party put pressure on my modest stock of Champagne flutes. I have about 30 Champagne flutes of all […]

Saturday February 6th, 2021 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Future Fizz facts & Valentine Suggestions

Champagne bottles created out of necessity

Champagne bottles created out of necessity Contributed by Gus Clemens in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal If you enjoyed Champagne or sparkling wine last week while gleefully celebrating the demise of 2020, you may not have thought about the heavy bottle containing the bubbly. But there is a story there. Wood emerged as a precious commodity […]

Saturday January 16th, 2021 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Champagne bottles created out of necessity

Bubbly suggestions to end a “…” year, and celebrate the start of a (much) better year!

Don’t procrastinate to get your Holiday Bubbly ordered up today! The holidays are (almost)here and what better to celebrate than with some great bubbles that will not break the bank! Click on the selections below for tasting notes & pricing Billecart-Salmon 2009 Champagne with Decanter Set Billecart 2008 Extra Brut Champagne 97 Points A. Margaine […]

Saturday December 26th, 2020 in Other, Spotlights | Comments Off on Bubbly suggestions to end a “…” year, and celebrate the start of a (much) better year!

Holiday Gift Cases

Dear Friends, The Holidays are upon us. I know it has been a rough year for all of us, so let us focus on better times ahead, and share some holiday cheer among all of us! I created some ideas for you from budget to extravagant, and from succulent reds to great bubblies. I have […]

Friday December 4th, 2020 in Other, Spotlights | Comments Off on Holiday Gift Cases

2020 Holiday Gift Cases!

Wednesday November 25th, 2020 in Other, Spotlights | Comments Off on 2020 Holiday Gift Cases!

CARTER CELLARS PERFECT PORTFOLIO 98-99 POINT CABERNETS!

The 2018 Carter Cellars Cabernets just arrived and they are stunning! Late fall is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the “shores” of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Among them Carter Cellars, crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith. The current “stash” of 2018 although amazing in quality, are unfortunately very small […]

Tuesday November 24th, 2020 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | Comments Off on CARTER CELLARS PERFECT PORTFOLIO 98-99 POINT CABERNETS!

Chardonnay, Our Most Beloved Globetrotter Grape

Chardonnay, Our Most Beloved Globetrotter Grape Contributed by Britt Karlsson Forbes.com What can you say about Chardonnay that has not already been said? Chardonnay is grown all over the world and is the most written about of all grapes. It is planted in more than 40 countries. With almost 500,000 acres, it is in second […]

Friday September 4th, 2020 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on Chardonnay, Our Most Beloved Globetrotter Grape

125 years of history at Larkmead Vineyards

Firebelles and research vineyards: 125 years of history at Larkmead Vineyards By Jess Lander In NapaWineTaste.com   For a Napa Valley winery, making it to 125 years is no small feat. And yet, despite predating many of the region’s most iconic estates, Larkmead Vineyards in Calistoga has managed to fly somewhat under-the-radar for over a century. […]

Saturday June 13th, 2020 in Articles, Spotlights | Comments Off on 125 years of history at Larkmead Vineyards

WALTER HANSEL = VALUE IN A BOTTLE (94 POINTS)

Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The first vintage they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir and 10 barrels of Chardonnay, and the rest […]

Thursday January 16th, 2020 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | Comments Off on WALTER HANSEL = VALUE IN A BOTTLE (94 POINTS)