Posts tagged: 2014

A non-tannic Howell Mountain Cabernet

Many think that Howell Mountain is synonymous with Dunn’s big, tannic wines – Wrong! Our friends at Spence have again produced another gem of a (elegant) wine. The 2014 vintage was sourced from their “tiny” 3 acre vineyard on Howell Mountain. With a little bottle aging time, this has turned into a real gem! Spence […]

Monday January 27th, 2020 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Harlan Estate at 1/10 the price – a Mascot worth looking at!

Here’s a wine with some amazing lineage produced by Will Harlan heir to the Harlan Empire and son of Bill.  The 2014 Mascot Cabernet is produced from younger vines from the same vineyards used by Harlan, Bond, and Promontory (another stellar Bill Harlan venture).  The 2014 Mascot is a multifaceted wine that shows well young […]

Friday January 10th, 2020 in , , , , | No Comments »

$100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by Winemaker of the Year

The 2014 Convexity is an amazing bottle of wine from start to finish. It is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. On impact, plenty of dark/purple fruit jumps out of the glass. The wine is full in body with a host of stunning flavors on the palate – Savory, […]

Screaming Eagle owned… Under $60 Stunning Red

This venture is no longer the hidden gem, but in some ways it still is – nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley this grandiose estate, owned by Stan Kroenke (Screaming Eagle, LA RAMS, Arsenal FC. Etc.) has undergone a  spectacular metamorphism since he acquired it.  It surely shows in the final product of this venture! […]

Wednesday February 13th, 2019 in , , , , , , | 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 […]

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Petrus from the Napa Valley

This might be the best Merlot Coho has produced yet to date.  A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the great Michael Black vineyard in Coombsville (which is now officially an Appellation). COHO 2014 MERLOT “MICHAEL BLACK VINEYARD” NAPA VALLEY RETAIL 60.00 – GGWC 54.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or MORE […]

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Laser Focused, low alchohol Pinot Noir

Waits Mast is a husband and wife Pinot Noir venture that started in 2000 when two Pinotphiles decided to start their own venture. Under the guidance of their consulting winemaker Shalini Shehkar (Roar, William Selyem)  and the staff at Roar they started production of their own label, and the rest as they say…. is history.The […]

Tuesday September 18th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’s GSM Stunner = FREE SHIPPING! Edit Subject

The Paderewski Vineyard is 67 acres of undulating, steep, limestone rich hillsides within 350 rural, spring-fed acres in Paso Robles.  In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Fast forward a century, and this property stood forgotten and fallow.  In 2004 Epoch became […]

Thursday September 6th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point (200 case) Cabernet beats BIG NAMES in Blind Tasting

Our first of the summer blind tasting Cabernet tasting brought together the who is who among great Cabs.  The lineup included: Aloft (95 RP) Vineyard 29 (95 WA) Fait Main Las Piedras (95 WA) Vineyardist (96 WA) Barnett Rattlesnake Vyd (95+ WA) Ramey Pedregal (95+ AG) Ceritas PMR (96 AG) Cliff Lede Scarlet Love (97 […]

Impressive & Sexy Rhone blend

The winemaker says: “Sand & Stone is always our most vibrant cuvee due a good portion of Grenache, one of our most favorite grapes. Grenache absolutely thrives in the limestone soils of Paso Robles, and it seems as well suited here as its traditional home in the Southern Rhone. Coupled with the powerful nature of […]

Tuesday July 24th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »