Posts tagged: Benoit Touquette

95 Point Napa Gem $70s, but taste like a $200 Cabernet

  Benoit Touquette might no longer be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa. Garnering great reviews with Realm, Hartwell and his own 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 […]

100 Point Winemaker’s STUNNING $50s Napa Cab Blend

The “Tether” wine is a new project between Benoit Touquette (who has made MANY 100 POINT wines as well as 96+ Kata, and 95+ Fait-Main & Teeter-Totter Cabernets) and my dear friend Kimberly Jones (wine broker to the stars).  The 2014 Tether Proprietary Red is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 14% […]

Inaugural 7 Barrel Napa Cab Release

Familiar Air = the new Passenger.  The Passenger label is dead, long live Familiar Air. After an amicable seperatoin the lady got to keep the vineyard source and the winemaker, but not the name of the label.  They decided to bury the hatchet and the “Passenger” name all together.  The Winemaker is still the same, Benoit […]