Category: Tasting Notes

An UNDER $55 Thomas Rivers Brown 95 Point Napa Cab!

The farmer works to produce the best crop possible, knowing once it leaves their hands, they no longer have control. The winemaker, regardless of skill and ability, can only work with what comes through the winery doors. Matt Hardin, a 6th generation Napa resident and farmer, is a partner in Barbour Vineyards, one of the […]

Thursday July 2nd, 2020 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

96 Point Karate Kid creator’s Cabernet is WOW SPECTACULAR

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 […]

Wednesday July 1st, 2020 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Exciting White Summer Blend

This is the very first White Blend for Y. Rousseau. After making and tasting Colombard and Chardonnay for more than 10 years, Yannick came up with this unique and delicious Blend. Colombard is a variety originally from the South-West of France where it has been grown for two hundreds years. Yannick made his first Colombard […]

Tuesday June 30th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Exciting White Summer Blend

A GORGEOUS WINE AT A GORGEOUS PRICE

For 3 generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting […]

Saturday June 27th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

DuMol’s 2018 HOT new releases JUST ARRIVED – AT A DISCOUNT!

I tasted these out of the barrels last spring and was happily surprised.  I tasted them again once bottled a few weeks ago, and I was stunned.  2018 is a gorgeous vintage! Andy Smith knows how to convert every drop of juice that goes in a bottle like a 5000 piece puzzle – every piece […]

Friday June 26th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | No Comments »

10% OFF FRENCH LAUNDRY’S FAVORITE

“Site” is the venture of  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker). He sources from the best “Sites” in California.  This latest Red Rhone Blend  is just a good example. The 2016 Site Red blend is sourced from the Larner Vineyard. The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” designation if it was located in France. […]

Thursday June 25th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 10% OFF FRENCH LAUNDRY’S FAVORITE

Frank’s NEW Cabernet from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard is here!

I am very proud to release our third Melis Family G3 Cabernet bottling. The grapes were sourced from the famed Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley. The 2018 vintage might be the one we have produced to date. Our Melis Family 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III offers intense aromatic notes of […]

Wednesday June 24th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Frank’s NEW Cabernet from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard is here!

Great New Coho (2016) Cabernet Release

I am excited to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2016 vintage. The wine is sourced from two boutique, family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East, Perata & Michael Black). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet winery) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine!  As always, the Coho production is […]

Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Great New Coho (2016) Cabernet Release

An Under $100 Napa Sensation by Bevan’s Right Hand

Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open. 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 wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they will sell out […]

Monday June 22nd, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on An Under $100 Napa Sensation by Bevan’s Right Hand

Paul Lato Virtual Tasting & New Releases

July 10 is “D-DAY” at Golden Gate Wine Cellars, our Virtual Wine Tasting with Wine Virtuoso Paul Lato. We’ll ship you THREE bottles of his new releases for the 7/10 VIRTUAL WINE TASTING, click on this link: PAUL LATO VIRTUAL WINE TASTING to order your Virtual Tasting package. You can also call or email me […]

Thursday June 18th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Paul Lato Virtual Tasting & New Releases