Posts tagged: 2016

A 95 Point Merlot FOR Cabernet Lovers

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2016 Switchback Ridge (made 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 […]

LAST CALL for the AMAZING Scarlett Cabernets

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in […]

Post Parade … the latest HOT Cabernet from Thomas Rivers Brown

Three great friends – One goal: to create something worth appreciating, like the time they’ve spent together. They searched for an area rich in heritage, resources, and committed winemakers which took them 2,297 miles west from their homes in Kentucky to Napa Valley. They traveled to California time and again. Wine was shared, stories were […]

LAST CALL 4 The Titans are back – A 97 Point, Perfectly structured Syrah!

Just from the color you can tell the 2016 Les Titans Syrah will be magnificent; it has an electric psychedelic purplish glow hinting at the energy present in the wine. The nose is a complete knockout with iron, grilled meat, hickory smoke, ink, and pain grillé aromas. The mouth is consistent with the nose combining […]

Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

“THE” Best under $100 Napa 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 […]

You must be kidding me… DuMOL Cabernet?

  DuMOL has been synonymous  with great Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.  As you might (not) know, Andy Smith (winemaker and partner) made the wines at Larkmead in the Napa Valley for years.  That said, after 20+ vintages, DuMOL decided to add some Cabernet to its portfolio. The 2016 Cabernet is a blend of some […]

Tuesday October 29th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Wine “Catch” of the Day ~ FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED

Winemaker Phil Titus (Chappellet etal) is the new winemaker at the helm, and it seems like Coho is getting an extra shot in the arm with this new addition. Coho will continue to source from the same vineyards, but with adding Phil Titus, they might have gone from Coach to First Class! Coho 2016 Pinot […]

4 Barrel, UNDER $60 Napa Cab Gem ~ from 100 Point Vineyard Crew

As the 6th generation farmer of his family’s Napa Valley ranch, Matt Hardin has a natural appreciation of the exceptional place that is the Napa Valley. Matt manages his full-time work as vineyard manager and partner in Barbour Vineyards with his commitment to managing the family ranch. In his time with Barbour Vineyards, Matt has […]

Saturday October 19th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

Meet Ann Colgin

Meet the woman behind the Napa Valley wine company that currently has a waitlist for its coveted vintages By Emily Rella, AOL.com In the modern world, careers tend to be defined by a 9-5 job that pertains to what you studied in school, what your skillset calls for and what you see as being a […]

Another 98 Point Rated Thomas Rivers Brown Gem

Pulido-Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of  ace winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, they chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts. Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard […]