Posts tagged: 2016

“Trifecta” for Gallica Cabernet with 3 x 96 Point ratings

Rosemary Cakebread is among the seasoned winemakers who have been instrumental in bringing Napa Valley Cabernet to prominence. After earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1979, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook Winery, where she took her first winery job right after college. […]

Stunning 97 Point Cabernet by Winemaker of the Year!

  Francoise Peschon winemaker for Cornell, Vine Hill Ranch (100 points), Drinkward- Peschon, Heimark, Araujo (1993 – 2013) etc. has been crafting wine in the Napa Valley for decades now.  With 34 harvests under her belt, Peschon’s scope of influence is just as great as big-name consultants like Philippe Melka, Celia Welch and Helen Turley, […]

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#8 OF THE YEAR – STUNNING CABERNET in stock now!

By winemaker Jennifer Williams, former winemaker at Spottswoode. She was named one of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking. The 2016 Black Label is produced with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Lewelling, Criscione, and Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyards. This wine took spot number 8 in our annual list of the best wines Napa has […]

96+ Point “White Burgundy” grown in California

If the Hyde Vineyard would be located in Burgundy, it would for sure be classified as Premiere Cru – no doubt!  But even in California this vineyard is very much sought out by wineries, and everyone that gets to buy some of this terrific fruit winds up making amazing wines! Hyde 2016 Chardonnay, Estate – […]

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The Best Quality to Value Ratio California Pinot Noir

Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 3 decades now.  He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France.  While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company.  When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name “The […]

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This 125 case Hidden Napa Cab Gem will not break the bank!

This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of a 100 Point winemaker who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by four friends, neighbors, the Martin […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker’s other HIDDEN (96 Point) GEM

Celia Welch Tasting Notes: “This rocky, hillside vineyard is quite consistent at producing wines of tremendous concentration both in flavor and texture, and the 2016 vintage is a delicious example of this.  The dark berry and cocoa notes in the aromas foretell the intensity of flavor at first taste.  With blackberries, cassis, chai tea, and […]

Celia Welch YOUNT RIDGE 2016 PROP RED

  Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild behind many highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Rewa, Castiel, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new project called YOUNT […]

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LAST CALL FOR THIS 100% US Exclusive Aussie Cabernet

This is the 10th release for O’Dwyer and I am proud to be ONLY US establishment to offer this limited produced (Australian) Cabernet – Also the only non-California Cabernet in our inventory. The 2016 O’Dwyer Cabernet might be the very best Cabernet the winery has produced to date!  Very limited and sensational in quality. One would think Napa and […]

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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 […]