Posts tagged: 2016

Scarecrow Winemaker releases A SUPERB Cabernet!

Rewa is the latest venture of ace winemaker extraordinaire Celia Welch.  The Rewa vineyard is located in the Coombsville appellation in the South Eastern part of the Napa Valley.  The vineyard is planted on shallow rocky white volcanic ash in the slightly cooler growing area of the Napa Valley.  Rewa Vineyards represents a significant project […]


With still lower than normal production levels this vintage will sell out in no time! The 2016 DuMol releases are turning out to be quite spectacular! I would say that several of these may the best ever from this winery. Look for some rave reviews from the wine critics! As you know DuMOL is always in high-demand, […]

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For 3 generations the Holtermann Family has been one of the premier importers of wines, varying from hard-to-find, leading wineries to very large producers from all over the world.  Their longtime relationships with growers, enolgists, winemakers and vineyard managers provided them with a unique perspective of the wine industry. So the next step was panting […]

Friday January 18th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

French Laundry’s Top Rated Chardonnay = Our Chardonnay of the year for 2018!

What do the French Laundry & Golden Gate Wine Cellars have in common… Hudson Chardonnay. The French Laundry pours the Hudson Chardonnay by the glass and pairs it with a butter-poached Lobster Tail – mouthwatering, delectable, scrumptious – MUST HAVE! Winemakers John Kongsgaard and Christopher Vandendriesche did it again! Only a few hundred cases of the […]

Thursday January 17th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

100 Point Winemaker’s 290 case producer wins BLIND TASTING against the big ones!

In one of our last tasting group meetings we blind tasted Domestic Rhone Varietal and Rhone Blends. The lineup included: Booker “Fracture” Syrah (95+WA/96-100 Jeb Dunnuck) Hudson Syrah (97+WA) DuMOL Eddie’s Patch Syrah (97 Vinous/96+ Jeb Dunnuck) Turley Petite Sirah “Rattlesnake” (95+WA) Halcón “Elevación” (95+WA) Kongsgaard Syrah (96-99 Vinous/96-98 WA) Plumpjack Syrah (96 WA/95 Jeb […]

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Graceful Pinot Noir by 100 Point Cab Producer

  Located 1400 feet above sea level on the western slopes of Sonoma Mountain, the Sun Chase vineyard is one of the first to emerge from the daily intrusion of fog in the Petaulma Gap, allowing it to capture ample sunlight throughout the growing season. this translates into a pure, fruit driven wine that is […]

Expressive – Low Alcohol Chardonnay = Burgundy in California

  From the first vineyard the Sangiacomo family planted in 1969, Green Acres is situated in the cool coastal appellation of Carneros and benefits from rocky, well-drained soils and signature afternoon winds. The Green Acres Chardonnay shows off its broad, rich texture, a natural gift from Old Wente, which contrasts with its minerality and a […]

Tuesday January 8th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

VERY LAST CALL – Gregarious 95 Point Rated UNDER $50 RED

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 […]

Drink wine with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, and Jackson Pollock…

The wrath of Juno sent Aeneas wandering the Mediterranean in Vergil’s Aeneid. For the ancient Romans, ira or wrath, was a tool of a god, an unstoppable anger driven by forces greater than man. One can argue that we see such fury in both the might of nature and the passion of art. Wrath appears […]

Saturday December 15th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point “GORGEOUS” under $35.00 Petite Sirah

  A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found  land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountaintop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard.   With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith  & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

Thursday December 13th, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »