Posts tagged: 2017

100 Year Old Vines will still Rock Your World!

The 2017 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella’s 1.2 acre old vine “Lily Hill Estate” vineyard which was planted in 1915.  This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful balance of bold black and red stone fruit and a hint of subtle spiciness.  An elegant bouquet of brambly raspberries, chocolate and plum […]

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The eagerly awaited Carlisle 2017 Fall Releases are now in stock! Better get yours before they are all gone! Carlisle 2017 Papera Ranch Zinfandel, Russian River Valley GGWC 51.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more Use code CARLISLE during checkout Mix & match with other CARLISLE OK Medium-dark to dark garnet-ruby. An incredibly high-toned, expressive […]

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Wine is NOT Rocket Science… or is it?

John Caldwell grew up in Napa into a family that ran a shoe business. John eventually turned one business into many more.  Living in Napa and making money, he purchased 54 acres of land and had plans to develop some homes.  Unfortunately, that backfired and now he was “stuck” with 54 acres of dirt.  He […]

96 Point Chardonnay Stunner!

I met Greg Brewer in the late 1990s when he was the assistant winemaker at Santa Barbara winery. He had just made his (own) first two barrels of wine and was very excited about it – I didn’t disagree!  He immediately received great accolades, and 20 years later he’s still at it.  His latest “3D” […]

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ARE YOU KIDDING? An UNDER $55 Thomas Rivers Brown 95 Point Napa Cab!

The farmer works to produce the best crop possible, knowing once it leaves their hands, they no longer have control. The winemaker, regardless of skill and ability, can only work with what comes through the winery doors. Matt Hardin, a 6th generation Napa resident and farmer, is a partner in Barbour Vineyards, one of the […]

Stunning, Sexy, Scarlett Cabernet

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 […]

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Hedonistic, 97 Point Pinot Noir & “GRATIS” Shipping

“Inheriting an unbroken string of success — dating back to 2011 — the 2017 “Bastard Tongue” arrives fully-formed and ready to impress. Always a blend from multiple Pinot Noir vineyards, this iteration of “BT” was selected from three distinct sites, each making their own unique contribution of Sonoma County terroir to the wine’s character. Exploding […]

An UNDER $70 Napa Cab that will WAW (WHAT A WINE) YOU!

Benoit Touquette might no longer be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa. Garnering great reviews with Realm, Hartwell and his ownb Fait-Main label. He was Andy Erickson’s right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protégé of the world’s top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.  All three were at […]

DUMOL 2017 DESIGNATED VINEYARD RELEASES JUST ARRIVED!

Time flies, as this is the 22nd  release of DUMOL!  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” releases are always something special, and this year is no different.  Andy Smith rolled up his […]

Value & Quality in a bottle

I just received three new Walter Hansel (2017) wines, all of them received a 94 Point rating! Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The […]