Posts tagged: 2015


A STRIKING HILLSIDE PROPERTY, Cornell is located on Spring Mountain, not too far from Togni, Pride and Fisher. In 2013, proprietors Henry and Vanessa Cornell hired winemaker Françoise Peschon to oversee a complete makeover, and create the first estate grown wine from their then 10 year-old vineyard. Peschon brought in vineyard guru Phil Coturri (Kamen, […]

Thursday February 14th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Under $70 Napa Cab OVER delivers

Ryan (owner/winemaker of Localism), is currently the winemaker at Sinegal Estate Winery in St. Helena. Since beginning his wine career, Ryan has worked with industry veterans David Abreu, Michel Rolland, and Fredrik Johansson at Staglin Family Vineyard, Jim Barbour & Philippe Melka at Gandona Winery and Tony Biagi at Sinegal. He has gained an incredible […]

Monday February 11th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

Robert Foley’s majestic Cabernet

It started in 1914 when Eliza & Mads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property in the Napa Valley. It hosted a small Zinfandel vineyard, but with the onset of Prohibition in 1920, prunes became the cash crop. It remained an orchard, large vegetable garden and also hosted  numerous farm animals.  Not until the 1990s was the […]


Italian immigrant Antonio Romanini planted this vineyard, his first in Sonoma Valley, in 1954. Since then, the alluvial soils have yielded grapes for perfect Pinot Noir: vines with compact clusters and smaller yields. The vineyard comprises mostly Pommard and Calera Clones on 101-14 rootstock. The fruit intensity from this site is influenced by the nearby […]

Wednesday February 6th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Diamond Creek’s neighbor at 1/3 the Price!

Michael Klopka purchased the 150 acre estate in 1998 atop Diamond Mountain, but it wasn’t a palatial estate – even a “Diamond in the rough” was an understatement.  It was densely forested, nearly inaccessible woodland tract that choked sunlight.  It took a while to clear, and create 2 parcels (Cori and Sophie) totaling six acres […]

Merlot of the Month!

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy merlot, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2015 Switchback Ridge (produced by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently […]

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

20% OFF Napa Cabernet Gem & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

  Ilaria 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – SPECIAL PRICING – 20% OFF & FREE SHIPPING on FULL CASE (NOW $56.00 per bottle INSTEAD OF $70.00) Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout The 2015 Ilaria Cabernet Sauvignon possesses gorgeous aromas of black current liqueur, blackberries and huckleberry compote and is complemented by notes of scorched volcanic […]

Sunday January 20th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »


  The crown jewel of La Sirena, Cabernet Sauvignon is Heidi’s favorite varietal to work with, and the wine she is best-known for throughout her career. This Cabernet has all the makings of Heidi’s classic, elegant and balanced style, produced from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. La Sirena 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa […]

A Massive, Intense, Seductive Napa Cab at its best!

Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Vegne (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his […]

Thursday January 10th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Karate Kid also Knows how to make Great Kabernet

  Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 93 Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 11 straight vintages the wine has received 93 Points from Robert Parker, this is the most solid A rating […]

Wednesday January 9th, 2019 in , , , | No Comments »