Category: Tasting Notes

Bella Lily Hill, THE BEST California Old-Vine Zin, BAR NONE! NOW 10% OFF

The 2018 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella’s 1.2 acre old vine “Lily Hill Estate” vineyard which was planted in 1915. This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful balance of bold black and red stone fruit and a hint of subtle spiciness. An elegant bouquet of brambly raspberries, chocolate and plum […]

Saturday September 25th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Bella Lily Hill, THE BEST California Old-Vine Zin, BAR NONE! NOW 10% OFF

SADLY LAST CALL — A Must Have 94 POINTS & UNDER $45.00 Cabernet Blend

The owner /winemaker of Desparada, Vailia From, is the wife of Russell From the owner/winemaker of Herman Story. Desparada is the culmination of 19 years of traveling and working for and in wine. Vailia has seen every side of the industry, from winemaking to harvesting, to importing, cold calling for sales, to managing brokerages, to […]

Friday September 24th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on SADLY LAST CALL — A Must Have 94 POINTS & UNDER $45.00 Cabernet Blend

A FUN WHITE GEM THAT WILL PLEASE PALATE & WALLET!

The Côtes du Coast offers more exotic pineapple, tangerine, marmalade, and honeyed notes, with a pure, medium to full-bodied, elegant, incredibly pure style on the palate. This is a sensational white that is underpriced in today’s market. The wine is aged in 26% New French oak, 54% neutral French oak, and 20% stainless steel.  Sans […]

Thursday September 23rd, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on A FUN WHITE GEM THAT WILL PLEASE PALATE & WALLET!

Bevan Disciple “Sugarloaf Red” 96 Points TODAY ONLY 15% OFF

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s OWN wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they […]

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Bevan Disciple “Sugarloaf Red” 96 Points TODAY ONLY 15% OFF

98 Point Paul Lato “Rhône” Selections JUST ARRIVED. They are stunning, but VERY LIMITED!

  The much-anticipated releases of Paul Lato’s Rhône releases (Syrah & Grenache) have finally arrived, and they are stunning!   As always, the Paul Lato “Rhône” releases are the smallest productions of his portfolio and sell out even faster than his highly-rated “Burgundy” offerings a.k.a as Paul Lato Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs. We are offering the […]

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 98 Point Paul Lato “Rhône” Selections JUST ARRIVED. They are stunning, but VERY LIMITED!

97 Points – Bastard Tongue, an Hedonistic Pinot Noir

  The Bastard Tongue, a blend of Swan, Pommard and Dijon 115 clones, offers up dark raspberry, strawberry and cherry notes that give the wine a dark-red-fruit character, but there are also loamy soil undertones, underbrush, spice box and a rich, medium to full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a complex Pinot Noir to drink now […]

Monday September 20th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 97 Points – Bastard Tongue, an Hedonistic Pinot Noir

SORRY LAST CALL FOR 94 Point UNDER $40 Pinot

  Capiaux is the Pinot Noir venture from Sean Capiaux, the longtime winemaker and partner at O’Shaughnessy winery. The Widdoes vineyard is the source for some other amazing wines (DuMol, Kosta Browne, Bacio Divino, etc.).  This wine greets you with a gorgeous nose of strawberries and bright red stone fruits. On the palate; this well-constructed […]

Saturday September 18th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on SORRY LAST CALL FOR 94 Point UNDER $40 Pinot

94 Point Flamboyant, Super Exotic under $70 Napa Cabernet

  Behrens 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Anchor Napa Valley GGWC 69.99 net item FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more Use code ANCHOR during checkout Vinous 94 Points: “The 2017 The Anchor is rich, flamboyant and super-exotic. Crème de cassis, menthol, lavender and sweet spice all race out of the glass. This rich, sumptuous Cabernet is […]

Friday September 17th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 94 Point Flamboyant, Super Exotic under $70 Napa Cabernet

“The Petrus from Napa” has arrived

  Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build […]

Thursday September 16th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on “The Petrus from Napa” has arrived

When Bordeaux and California Meet … California takes the Crown!

  Shared Notes is a winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced […]

Tuesday September 14th, 2021 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on When Bordeaux and California Meet … California takes the Crown!