Posts tagged: 2007

A decade in retrospect, the 2007 Vintage from Frank’s Cellar

On Saturday, March 11, we tasted 10 wines from the 2007 vintage and shared them with a crowd of about about 35-40 guest in our tasting room. The 2007 vintage lineup included the following: Ramey “Hudson vineyard” Chardonnay, Carneros Walter Hansel “Cahill Lane” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Lioco “Carneros” Pinot Noir Paul Lato “Sine Cera” […]

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I know the holidays are not something you are thinking of in June, but we are! Last week I met with the owner and winemaker of this great Champagne producer and am very excited to offer you a chance to offer this great bubbly on Pre-Sale at a nice discount plus FREE SHIPPING! The Brocard […]

Astonishing Syrah (94 Points)

Jeff Cohn got his start at a Maryland winery of all places, not Napa not the Rhone Valley. He moved to California in 1993 as he really got the “wine bug”  and he wanted to learn from the best.  While getting his Master’s Degree in Agriculture Chemistry, with an emphasis on Enology he developed a […]

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Hundred Acre’s “stunning” younger brother

When your brother is Jason Woodbridge, owner of Hundred Acre, it requires digging deep in the barrel of wine ideas to outsmart him and make wine in the same league, or better.  Jayson & Cameron both collaborated on this new venture and I walked away happily impressed with the quality of the final product – […]

Hidden Gemstone

Petit Verdot is a varietal one does not see bottled by itself very often, as it is and has been a blending grape (like Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec).  It is by far the least visible single Bordeaux varietal.  I would say because of its boldness that few wineries  want to bottle it.  I am […]

30% OFF “SUPER SAVER” on killer wine

This might just be “the” holiday saver of the year. Save 30% off this stunning Cabernet, from an amazing vintage, and get FREE SHIPPING as well! The Gemstone Vineyard is a winemakers delight. Situated in the Yountville AVA on the Rector Creek alluvial fan, it contains a diverse selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, […]

A 95 Point Cabernet Gem!

This property is hidden amongst the great producers on Spring Mountain. Marco di Giulio has been at the helm since its inception and they have slowly created a loyal following of their mountain Cabernets.  The property is situated on a steep 55% slope, so not suitable for a whole lot – hard for the grapes […]

An amazing value Cabernet blend for under $40.00!

Jeffrey O’Neill is the third generation winemaker and chairman Emeritus of the Wine Institute, his business partner Larry Vosti has had an interest in wine since attending school in the Bordeaux region of France. Along the way, in addition to his real estate development, he has owned a restaurant, a retail wine business and has […]

A real Blue Chip wine from Oracle’s founder.

Robert Miner was one of the original founders of Oracle some moons ago.  Robert was actually Larry Ellison’s manager at a previous company.  They jointly created Oracle, but he was the “key” engineer and a master of people skills!  I had the chance to meet him several times before his untimely passing at the age […]

Howell Mountain GEM does it again!

Cornerstone seems to have turned another corner in its long history. Created some 20 years ago, this winery has had some amazing winemakers along the way, Bruce Scotland, Celia Welch (Scarecrow, Corra, etc.) and now Jeff Keene. The philosophy has not changed, continue to make first-rate, handcrafted wines! I can see that this latest release […]