Category: Tasting Notes

BEVAN’S HOT NEW CABERNET RELEASES ARE FINALLY HERE!

I just tasted the latest Bevan wines last week, and was speechless how good they were, this young!  The wines were opened (and decanted) at 11 AM, and I tasted them at 1 PM. One after another they were a WAW (What A Wine)!  Unfortunately production levels are as always small, so not a large […]

Saturday September 21st, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

4 Barrel, 95 Point “Sleeper” Cabernet

Chuy Ordaz has hand tended the Montecillo Vineyard for over 40 years. These old Cabernet Sauvignon vines seem to nod in respect towards Chuy when he walks by them or when he stops to tuck a shoot or remove a leaf. Chuy remarked about the 2016 vintage, “2016 is classic Montecillo – very good year, […]

Friday September 20th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Stunning White!

Winery Notes: “The Arietta White Wine “On the White Keys” is a blend of hillside Sauvignon Blanc and old vine Semillon. We ferment and age the White Keys for nine months in a combination of new and second-use oak and stainless steel barrels. The label incorporates the manuscript of the Arietta movement from Beethoven’s last […]

Thursday September 19th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Another 100 POINT SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET!

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

98 Point, Paul Lato’s “Rhone” Selections JUST ARRIVED – THEY ARE STUNNING & LIMITED!

The much-anticipated releases of Paul Lato’s fall “Rhone” releases (Syrah & Grenache) have arrived. As always, this is the smallest part of Paul’s Portfolio and sell out even faster than his “Burgundy” offering (a.k.a. Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) Paul Lato 2017 “Il Padrino” Syrah, Bien Nacido, Santa Maria Valley GGWC 94.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 […]

Monday September 16th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

The Titans are back – A 97 Point, Perfectly structured Syrah!

Just from the color you can tell the 2016 Les Titans Syrah will be magnificent; it has an electric psychedelic purplish glow hinting at the energy present in the wine. The nose is a complete knockout with iron, grilled meat, hickory smoke, ink, and pain grillé aromas. The mouth is consistent with the nose combining […]

Friday September 13th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

BEST WINE OFFERING TO DATE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone blends at a very respectable price level for years. Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about over a decade ago, and the rest is history. Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base among my clients, as far as Japan, Europe […]

Thursday September 12th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

EXUBERANT, SEDUCTIVE & UNDER $80 NAPA CAB

The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]

Wednesday September 11th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

THE BEST NAPA SAUV BLANC EVER … OF COURSE BY CELIA WELCH

Celia Welch can easily be voted as one of the best winemakers in the world. That said, give this lady some of the best fruit and you have some of the best wine in the world. The 2018 Rewa Sauvignon Blanc (Second release) is flat out stunning!  Remarkable, a MUST HAVE! Very limited production wine. Only 168 […]

Tuesday September 10th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Another 98 Point Rated Thomas Rivers Brown Gem

Pulido-Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of  ace winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, they chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts. Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard […]

Monday September 9th, 2019 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »