Category: Tasting Notes

A Cali-Rhone Sensation, and we’ll throw in the shipping!

I was excited to hear that Prophetess was one of the top wines Robert Parker has ever tasted, and I have to wholeheartedly agree! Curt Schalchlin has been crafting some of the most amazingly, well-priced, widely-praised Rhone blends for over a decade. His wines have made him (and me) many friends.  The Prophetess bottling, Curt’ […]

Tuesday March 9th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on A Cali-Rhone Sensation, and we’ll throw in the shipping!

A little Pisoni Pinot was born… 4 barrels produced!

The Pisoni family and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd make a great team. Mark Pisoni tends to the vines, while Jeff turns it into good wine that Sara brings to the table.  I am excited about two new releases, both just 100 case productions. The wines were sourced from the Monte Linda, and Lemoravo Vineyards, both located in […]

Monday March 8th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on A little Pisoni Pinot was born… 4 barrels produced!

Inaugural Pinot Release from Cali “Premier Cru” Vineyard – Very Limited!

A childhood dream, let’s hook up when we are all grown up and start a winery together. That is the story of two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) and their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis. They teamed up to pursue their live-long dream to make wine. While working at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead […]

Sunday March 7th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Inaugural Pinot Release from Cali “Premier Cru” Vineyard – Very Limited!

HOT NEW Scarlett Cabernet 2018 Release = 15% OFF & FREE SHIPPING

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

Saturday March 6th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on HOT NEW Scarlett Cabernet 2018 Release = 15% OFF & FREE SHIPPING

20th Anniversary for the Karate Kid Writer turned First Class Winery Owner!

Screenplay writer turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold has been making consistent 95+ Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 15 straight vintages the wine has received 93-99 Points, this is the most solid A rating ever. Talking about “A” ratings, check out Robert’s […]

Friday March 5th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 20th Anniversary for the Karate Kid Writer turned First Class Winery Owner!

Disciples of Bacchus bring us an amazing under $45 Red – 10% OFF

In August of 2012, Dave Phinney and his friends stood in the middle of a block of hundred-year-old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the vineyard and it […]

Thursday March 4th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Disciples of Bacchus bring us an amazing under $45 Red – 10% OFF

Last call for 99 Point Bevan Ontogeny

  Bevan 2018 Ontogeny Proprietary Red, Napa Valley – 99 Points GGWC 104.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more Use code BEVAN18 during checkout Mix & match with other BEVAN wines OK Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: “The 2018 Ontogeny should be up there with the 2017 and has lots of cassis and currant fruits as […]

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Last call for 99 Point Bevan Ontogeny

96 Point Premier Cru White Burgundy… grown in Napa!

  If the Hyde Vineyard would be located in Burgundy, it would for sure be classified as Premier Cru – no doubt!  But even in California this vineyard is very much sought out by many wineries (Aubert, Paul Lato, Dumol, Kistler, etc), and everyone that gets to buy some of this terrific fruit winds up […]

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 96 Point Premier Cru White Burgundy… grown in Napa!

COHO 2017 CABERNET NEW RELEASE SPECIAL OFFER 10% OFF!

  I am excited to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the (very small production) 2017 vintage. The wine is sourced from some boutique, family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley ( Perata, Michael Black & Sugarloaf East known from Bevan fame!). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet winery) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing […]

Monday March 1st, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on COHO 2017 CABERNET NEW RELEASE SPECIAL OFFER 10% OFF!

2 x 96 Point Impressive & Multifaceted Pinot Noir

  Justin Willett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing a whopping 190 cases. His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to “Must Have” status among many Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers. Working with some of the best vineyards in […]

Saturday February 27th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 2 x 96 Point Impressive & Multifaceted Pinot Noir