Posts tagged: 2016

4 Barrel, 95 Point “Sleeper” Cabernet

Chuy Ordaz has hand tended the Montecillo Vineyard for over 40 years. These old Cabernet Sauvignon vines seem to nod in respect towards Chuy when he walks by them or when he stops to tuck a shoot or remove a leaf. Chuy remarked about the 2016 vintage, “2016 is classic Montecillo – very good year, […]

Another 100 POINT SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET!

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Friday September 13th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

EXUBERANT, SEDUCTIVE & UNDER $80 NAPA CAB

The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]

Wednesday September 11th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

CARTE BLANCHE 2016 WINS BLIND TASTING!

In a tasting of the Big Boys & Girls, a “smaller” one was like “Speedy Gonzalez” The lineup included: VHR (100 AG) Dominus (97 AG) Adamus (97 RP) Chappellet (100 JD) Bevan Tench (97+ RP) Carter “Grand Daddy” (98+) Fairchild GIII (97+ RP) Pulido Walker (97 AG) Kelly Fleming (97 AG) Crocker Starr “Stone Place” […]

Friday September 6th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

HURRY GOING FAST – Cali Value Wines & we’ll even throw in the shipping!

Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

TURLEY AT ½ the PRICE & FREE SHIPPING!!

The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.  Turley labels it under the “EARTHQUAKE” bottling. Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from the […]

Stellar “Kitchen Sink” Red Blend Under $40 WITH FREE SHIPPING!

Helen Keplinger has been crafting amazing wines for over a decade now (Bryant Family, Carte Blanche, Grace Family, Arrow & Branch, Kenzo, Paradigm, Fiddlehead Cellars etc.) She has worked with the Napa Elite (Heidi Barrett & David Abreu) and gained other valuable experience in France and Australia.  She can stand her own in this demanding wine world […]

Tuesday August 27th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

SADLY, LAST CALL 4 MELIS FAMILY G3 BECKSTOFFER CAB (FREE SHIPPING)

I am very proud that we did so well with of our first Melis Family G3 Cabernet bottling. The grape were sourced from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. The Vineyard Story: Historical records show that a portion of this vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford. This 300-acre parcel first […]