Posts tagged: 2015

A 96 Point Rated Napa Oldie, but Goodie Cabernet

Ric Forman does not need an introduction.  Forman goes back to 1978 when Ric purchased the current winery/vineyard on a ridge at the base of Howell Mountain overlooking the town of St. Helena. A remarkable site, it has produced some unusually elegant wines.  The first vintage was 1983… and still counting. Forman 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate […]

Coho … A Cab worth reeling in

I am thrilled to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2015 vintage. The wine is sourced from two family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East 88% & Perata 12%). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine! As always the Coho production is limited, only 208 cases produced of this vintage […]

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

French Laundry’s Syrah Favorite

Site is the new venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California.  This latest Syrah is just a good example.  The 2015 Site is sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard.  Bien Nacido Vineyard would be considered “Grand Cru” if they were located in France. Site’s list of accolades is […]

Wednesday May 8th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

CELIA WELCH’S MOST UNDERSTATED & UNDER THE RADAR CABERNET

This fully ripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows intensely aromatic tones of spiced plums, cranberry, cherry tobacco, and a note of warm toasty vanilla. On the palate the texture is immediately broad and plush, with bright, fresh berry notes and dusty mocha/dark cherry flavors both simultaneously enveloping the palate. The finish displays surprisingly resolved tannins given the […]

A 95 Point Modern Marvel

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

97 Point, Full-Throttle, under $85 Must have Cab

Bob Betz MW (Master of Wine, only a few hundred of those in the whole world), has had a long career in the wine industry, going back to 1974 when he received his first “training” in France. Fast forward to 28 years at the helm of a prominent winery, and creating Betz Winery with his […]

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Explosive 6 Barrel Pinot Noir

Bohème was originally chosen for its geographical reference to the Bohemian Highway that runs through the town of Occidental, on the Sonoma Coast.  The road’s name arose in the late 1800s when San Francisco’s Bohemian Club followed this summertime route to a grove in the redwoods.  In 2000 Chuck Wagner (owner of Caymus) asked Kurt […]

An UNDER $65 “Voluptuous & Open-knit” Napa Cabernet

I am thrilled to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2015 vintage. The wine is sourced from two boutique, family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East 88% & Perata 12%). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine! As always the Coho production is limited 208 cases produced of […]

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Screaming Eagle’s under $60 Chardonnay

Stan Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle (etal) loves Santa Ynez and The Santa Rita Hills where he created Jonata and The Hilt.  Initially Andy Erickson who was the long time winemaker at Screaming Eagle was in charge, eventually turning over the reigns to Matt Dees.   Today Matt has totally transformed both wineries and it […]

Tuesday April 9th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

IMPRESSIVE CABERNET BY 100 POINT WINEMAKER

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, […]