Category: Tasting Notes

Inaugural 2 Barrel Napa Cabernet Star is born!

The first grapes were planted in the 1880’s, and the vineyard continuously farmed until Prohibition. Mike Yates’ family purchased the property in 1950, and Mike took over farming of the property in 1995, and began selective replanting in 1999. The vineyard is carefully tended by Mike and his daughters Whitney and Mary. Vintone winemaker Sean […]

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Message in a bottle… Value… & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

This is the eighth vintage of Vaughn Duffy’s Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The 2017 is a blend of seven great vineyards that span this world renowned Pinot Noir region. The vineyards extent through various microclimates of the AVA and showcase the diversity of this unique growing region. Vaughn Duffy 2017 Pinot Noir, Russian River […]

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

$25.00 OFF OUR Holiday Bubbly Six-Pack “Special”

The holidays are around the corner and what better to celebrate with than some great Champagnes that will not break the bank! This CHAMPAGNE SAMPLER 2018 – SIX PACK Retails normally for 285.00 – It is yours for 259.99! A CHAMPAGNE SAMPLER 2018 – SIX PACK SPECIAL 1 bottle each of: CLOTILDE BRUT “GRAND-CRU” CHAMPAGNE, […]

Monday December 10th, 2018 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

LAST CALL French Laundry’s Top Rated Chardonnay

What do the French Laundry & Golden Gate Wine Cellars have in common… Hudson Chardonnay The Hudson Chardonnay is poured by the glass and paired with a butter-poached Lobster Tail – mouthwatering, delectable, scrumptious – MUST HAVE! Winemakers John Kongsgaard and Christopher Vandendriesche did it again! Only a few hundred cases of the stunning, very […]

Saturday December 8th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Drink wine with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, and Jackson Pollock…

The wrath of Juno sent Aeneas wandering the Mediterranean in Vergil’s Aeneid. For the ancient Romans, ira or wrath, was a tool of a god, an unstoppable anger driven by forces greater than man. One can argue that we see such fury in both the might of nature and the passion of art. Wrath appears […]

Friday December 7th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

A Kosta Browne Pinot at ½ the price!

Cuvée Marcy is the latest release from Sandler.  Cuvée Marcy was previously known as KEEFER RANCH.  Kosta Browne purchased the vineyard and have the exclusive name rights to this source.  Sandler is still purchasing the fruit and uses Keefer’s original owner (Marcy) as its moniker instead.  Keefer Ranch Vineyard was planted in 1988 by Marcy […]

Thursday December 6th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Bubblies for the upcoming holidays!

Just in time for the holidays we added some new Champagnes and one Sparkling wine to our portfolio. Here are some of Frank’s newest suggestions: FRANCOISE BEDEL NV BRUT CHAMPAGNE “ORIGNI-ELLE” 53.99 HENRI DOSNON BRUT ROSE CHAMPAGNE 49.99 THIENOT ROSE CHAMPAGNE NV REIMS, FRANCE 69.99 LOUIS DE GRENELLE PLATINE CREMANT DE LOIRE 19.99 Also check […]

Wednesday December 5th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

My neighbor’s Wine…

Founded in 1999, Copain, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘buddy’ in French, embodies the philosophy that wine enhances life’s most joyous occasions, and is an experience best shared with friends and family. Sourced from cool climate vineyards in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, the Copain portfolio consists of three distinct collections—Tous Ensemble, Les […]

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

100 Pointer Luc Morlet does it again!

The 2014 growing season was easygoing.  Grapevines found their happy place quickly, as warm spring soils brought an early budbreak, and the rest of the season was mild and relaxed, with high temperatures dancing in the mid 80’s.  The vines and grapes developed smoothly, soaking up the dreamy vacation-like weather.  Wine country got a little […]

Monday December 3rd, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

95 Point Zin!

From the Winery: Our Estate Zinfandel is our flagship wine.  Originally planted by Italians at the start of the 1900’s, this wine hearkens back, in some ways, to a different time.  While seamless and with an unparalleled clarity of flavor and aromas, there is also an undeniable gravity that Limerick Lane Zinfandel seems to exude. […]

Saturday December 1st, 2018 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »