Category: Tasting Notes

3 x 98 Points = Pretty Perfect Cabernet I’d say… JUMP ON THIS NOW!

  Brothers Georges and Daniel Daou embarked on a journey of conviction. It began with a belief that their DAOU Mountain estate would one day produce some of the most profound wines imaginable. With Patrimony, that promise has been fulfilled. It is the destiny of this land, and the masterwork of those who shepherd it. […]

Wednesday October 28th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on 3 x 98 Points = Pretty Perfect Cabernet I’d say… JUMP ON THIS NOW!

THE BEST NAPA PINOT FOR YOUR BUCK & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

  Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now. He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name […]

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on THE BEST NAPA PINOT FOR YOUR BUCK & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

GOING, GOING, ALMOST GONE… THIS UNDER $65 Thomas Rivers Brown Napa GEMSTONE is almost sold out!

  The 16-acre Gemstone Estate vineyard is truly a study in terroir. Situated on a gradual, west-facing slope in the Yountville appellation of the Napa Valley, this complex and diverse site has gravelly alluvial soil layered over loamy sandstone bedrock, avoiding the vigor of deep, rich soil. The vineyard is divided into 20 micro-blocks; including […]

Monday October 26th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on GOING, GOING, ALMOST GONE… THIS UNDER $65 Thomas Rivers Brown Napa GEMSTONE is almost sold out!

VOTE 4 the WINE PARTY 2020! Vote Frank Melis 4 President … of the Wine Party!

  Dear Friends, You know I would NEVER tell you how or who—but, I will throw in my advocacy to try (and by try, I mean VOTE 4 the Wine Party!). In my book a bottle of wine has no political, religious or gender based affiliations – You love it no matter what! Do get […]

Saturday October 24th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on VOTE 4 the WINE PARTY 2020! Vote Frank Melis 4 President … of the Wine Party!

Solid, Dollar-Cost-Average GREAT Value Napa Cabernet

  Turnbull has been rooted in the culture and history of the Napa Valley for more than 35 years. Operating out of a small building from the original estate winery in Oakville, they stand for exceptional quality and a true Napa Valley wine experience, as it should be.  This Cabernet is true Dollar-Cost-Value priced! Turnbull 2018 […]

Friday October 23rd, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Solid, Dollar-Cost-Average GREAT Value Napa Cabernet

Carte Blanche Cabernet = The Haut Brion from Napa, 97 Points

After the great  success with her own Keplinger label, Helen Keplinger is out of control (in a very good way)! The latest release of the 2017 Carte Blanche Cabernet showcases Helen’s amazing talents.  Only a few hundred cases of this mind boggling wine were produced from this “next” Haut Brion of the Napa Valley!  This […]

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Carte Blanche Cabernet = The Haut Brion from Napa, 97 Points

Sublime 96-100 Point Dumol “Designated Vineyards” Offerings, THEIR BEST RELEASE EVER!

Time flies, as this is the 23nd  release of DUMOL!  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” releases are always something special, and this year is no different.  Andy Smith rolled up his […]

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on Sublime 96-100 Point Dumol “Designated Vineyards” Offerings, THEIR BEST RELEASE EVER!

BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points ~ sadly only 5 barrels produced)

  Garys’ Vineyard is named for grape-growing partners Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, both of whom come from multi-generational farming families in the Salinas Valley. The Garys, like their parents before them, grew up together. Located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands on sandy loam soil, the esteemed fifty-acre vineyard is planted mostly […]

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on BAR NONE – The Best Jeff Pisoni Syrah To Date (96 Points ~ sadly only 5 barrels produced)

IT IS TIME TO SUPPORT PALOMA – THEY SUSTAINED A LOT OF FIRE DAMAGE TO THEIR PROPERTY

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 a […]

Saturday October 17th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on IT IS TIME TO SUPPORT PALOMA – THEY SUSTAINED A LOT OF FIRE DAMAGE TO THEIR PROPERTY

A 97 Point “Whale of a Wine” under $80 – TINY PRODUCTION

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 […]

Friday October 16th, 2020 in Tasting Notes | Comments Off on A 97 Point “Whale of a Wine” under $80 – TINY PRODUCTION