Category: Tasting Notes

A 96 Point Rated Napa Oldie, but Goodie Cabernet

Ric Forman does not need an introduction.  Forman goes back to 1978 when Ric purchased the current winery/vineyard on a ridge at the base of Howell Mountain overlooking the town of St. Helena. A remarkable site, it has produced some unusually elegant wines.  The first vintage was 1983… and still counting. Forman 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate […]

Friday May 24th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A Classic MUST HAVE Chardonnay!

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream has been to […]

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A $40s Napa Cabernet Gem – ONLY 3 BARRELS PRODUCED

Who says that it needs to cost a bundle to be very good?  Our friends from Playground Cellars proved it with their latest St. Helena AVA Cabernet release. Playground Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Napa Valley GGWC 41.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout A smashing wine, my British friends would […]

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Coho … A Cab worth reeling in

I am thrilled to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2015 vintage. The wine is sourced from two family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East 88% & Perata 12%). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine! As always the Coho production is limited, only 208 cases produced of this vintage […]

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Bridesmaid Gets Married…. We give her a FREE SHIPPING gift!

After many years the Bridesmaid wines are being rebranded of sorts.  Pam Starr (fomer Spottswoode winemaker) has been producing the Crocker & Starr/Bridesmaid wines for many years now.  Crocker & Starr was always estate grown, Bridesmaid only partially.  That has changed and so has the pacakaging. Gorgeous new labels and the same stunning wines, sort […]

Monday May 20th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Sauvignon of the year by Scarecrow winemaker… A must have!

Celia has earned many great accolades as the winemaker of Scarecrow, Corra, Rewa, Castiel, Keever and many other wineries.  This latest Sauvignon Blanc, the Keever 2018 vintage is probably the best to come from this estate ever.  Unfortunately a very small production! The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc was grown both on the Keever Estate […]

Friday May 17th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

PAUL LATO 2017 RELEASES ARE NOW IN STOCK!

I am very sorry, but this release came and went very fast! Inventory is very limited.   PLEASE CALL/EMAIL ME WITH YOUR ORDER REQUESTS! 415-337-4083 AS YOU KNOW PAUL LATO WINES SELL OUT FAST ~ FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! ~ Paul Lato 2017 Chardonnay “It’s All Good” Talley – Oliver’s Vineyard  72.99 –  INAUGURAL RELEASE […]

Thursday May 16th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR CAB IS BACK … 97 POINTS!!

I am thrilled to pass on outstanding news! Once again, Robert Parker has reviewed My Favorite Neighbor 2017 as the highest scoring wines in the world in its price-point! In fact, it outscores 99% of the wines in the world across all price-points! A very exciting time to be part of MFN’s growth as it continues […]

Wednesday May 15th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

95 Point VALUE OF THE MONTH!

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

98 Point Syrah Sensation

Bibiana González Rave is the founder and winemaker of Cattleya Wines. She is also the wife of star winemaker Jeff Pisoni.  Born and raised in Colombia and trained as a winemaker in France, she moved to California in 2007 to settle into making extraordinary wines.  In her words: “Since my early teenage years, my dream has been […]

Monday May 13th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »