Posts tagged: 2017

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 […]

LAST CALL for 97 Point Carlisle Fall Releases!

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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French Laundry’s Favorite & Featured Grand-Cru

“Site” is a new venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California. This latest Viognier is just a good example. The 2016 Site is sourced from the Larner Vineyard.  The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France. The wine is on […]

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Master Sommelier & Top Burgundy Winemaker Rock the House

Lingua Franca was co-founded by Larry Stone Master Sommelier, David Honig, and Dominique Lafon (Domaine Lafon Winery) in 2015, inspired by the exceptional vineyard site in the Eola-Amity Hills that Larry bought in 2012. They soon hired Thomas Savre, a brilliant young winemaker with work experience at some of the best domaines in Burgundy and […]

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 […]

Friday December 20th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

White Burgundy from the Russian River Valley

Kanzler is still a winery floating below the radar, but that will chance soon!.  As you might know Kosta Browne received Top Honors a few yeas ago WINE OF THE YEAR in the Top 100 of Wine Spectator with their Pinot Noir, and the fruit was sourced from…. You guessed it KANLZER!  That said, the […]

Wednesday December 18th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

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” […]

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

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 […]