Posts tagged: 2018

Bevan Disciple “Sugarloaf Red” 96 Points TODAY ONLY 15% OFF

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s OWN wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they […]

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97 Points – Bastard Tongue, an Hedonistic Pinot Noir

  The Bastard Tongue, a blend of Swan, Pommard and Dijon 115 clones, offers up dark raspberry, strawberry and cherry notes that give the wine a dark-red-fruit character, but there are also loamy soil undertones, underbrush, spice box and a rich, medium to full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a complex Pinot Noir to drink now […]

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95 Point Pinot Gem from a Bevan and Lato Source at a lower price point

  Kimberly Hatcher is the longtime assistant to Russell Bevan and has kept her eyes and ears wide open, and she is on a roll as of late! Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck have “noticed” her and the press is out! That said, Kimberly’s OWN wines are very small productions, and with high scores… they […]

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One of the best UNDER $80 Napa Cabernets, and it tastes like a $150.00 one

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 […]

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An UNDER $30 Red blend

  The 2018 Old Soul Red (a blend of 43% Zinfandel, 31% Malbec, 26% Petite Sirah) is probably one of the best value non-mainstream red blends currently on the market. Sourced from 100% organic, and biodynamic vineyards, the “OSR” will please both your palate as well as the wallet! This wine has a beautiful, deep ruby […]

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LAST CALL 4 “Shared Notes” by Jeff Pisoni & Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, THE BEST SB “duo” in California

  Shared Notes is a winemaking joint-venture between wife and husband, Bibiana Gonzalez Rave (Cattleya, and former Pahlmeyer & Wayfarer winemaker) and Jeff Pisoni (Pisoni, Lucia, Luli, etc. winemaker). Both had early desires of making wine, and spent most of their lives doing so. The year 2012, however, marked the first vintage that they produced […]

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96 Points = French Laundry’s Favorite UNDER $50 Grand-Cru

“Site” is the venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (the longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California. This latest Viognier is just a good example. The 2018 Site Viognier is sourced from the Larner Vineyard.  The Larner Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France, some other great […]

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LAST CALL FOR THIS OUTSTANDING 2019 HUDSON ESTATE CHARDONNAY

Winemaker Clayton Kirchhoff did it again! Another stunning, very Burgundian-like Hudson Chardonnay was produced! If this vineyard were to be in Burgundy, it would definitely have Premier-Cru status! Lee Hudson is probably one of the best, if not the best wine grower in the valley. Many great wineries (Kongsgaard, Aubert, Kistler, etc.) have been sourcing […]

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98 Point Rated Dumol running low

  Time flies, as this is the 24th release of DUMOL! I remember meeting Kerry Murphy (who sadly passed away last year in July) way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story. Andy Smith, his longtime winemaker, rolled up his sleeves and […]

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LAST CHANCE TO GET 15% OFF this Hidden Napa Gem that will not break the bank!

This ONE acre vineyard is located next to venerable and highly regarded Grace Family Vineyard in St. Helena. They have been producing some amazing wine over the past decade. 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 […]

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