Posts tagged: Cabernet Blend

“THE” Napa BARGAIN Cabernet Blend of the Year!

Husband and wife (Sean Garvey and Lindsay Buehler) grew up in Napa Valley and with this Field Guide are paying tribute to what their parents contributed in the early days to the Napa Valley. This amazing value Bordeaux Cuvee is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon that was sourced from the Kairos Vineyard (South of […]

Thursday November 5th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on “THE” Napa BARGAIN Cabernet Blend of the Year!

BEVAN’S NEW 2018 CABERNET/BORDEAUX BLEND RELEASES ARE FINALLY HERE!

  When I tasted the latest Bevan wines I was speechless how good they were, even at this young stage! I opened, and decanted the wines at 1 PM, and tasted them at 4 PM. Every sip was stunning, amazing, wild! One bottling after another I was blown away, probably the best wines Russell has […]

Wednesday August 26th, 2020 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BEVAN’S NEW 2018 CABERNET/BORDEAUX BLEND RELEASES ARE FINALLY HERE!

A 95 Point Under $60 Napa Powerhouse

I can’t believe it but White Rock has been around for over 30 years! I fondly recall their 1987 Claret, which was their second release. That was the first vintage I was introduced to in 1990, the beginning of my “wine career”. The Vandendriessches have an amazing property that is nestled on and between a […]

Wednesday June 19th, 2019 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A 95 Point Under $60 Napa Powerhouse

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% […]

Tuesday October 11th, 2016 in , , , , | Comments Off on 100 Point Winemaker’s STUNNING $50s Napa Cab Blend

Flashy under $40 Cabernet Blend

  The winery is a partnership between Marty Tautcher an executive at Microsoft and Chris Peterson (winemaker), who honed his skills at DeLille Cellars and several wineries in France and Italy.  When their paths crossed at DeLille, an immediate bond was created and the idea for Avennia was born. “Avennia is inspired by the Roman name for […]

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Crowd pleasing under 40.00 Napa Cab Blend

Petit Batard is the illegitimate offspring of the Xtant Cabernet.  A small production winery in the Napa Valley.  Jeff Gaffner (Hestan, Saxon Brown) has been making the wines for some years now and the “Dollar Cost Average” formula is always applied here.  I would call this a “Great wine for your Buck!”  The owners are […]

Tuesday November 26th, 2013 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Crowd pleasing under 40.00 Napa Cab Blend

Small Napa Cab wins “Big” Blind Tasting

In a recent blind tasting (16 tasters) of 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets and Cabernet Blends, the small Ramian winery beat out a very honorable lineup: Dominus (97+ Pts Parker) Antica “Townsend” (95 Pts Parker) Drinkward-Peschon (94 Pts Parker) Rivers Marie “Panek” (95 Pts. WS) Arnot-Roberts (93 Pts Parker) David Arthur “Old Vine” (94 Pts Parker […]

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BEST UNDER $40.00 Napa Cab Blend, Tastes like $80!

Owner Mark Carter (Carter Cellars & The Carter House) and his winemaker Mike Smith hit it off some years ago at the Carter House on “Table 5” – This wind up being the table that Mike also landed the gig at Schrader Cellars when he met Fred Schrader there.  So when they created this fun […]

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BEST UNDER $40.00 Napa Cab Blend, Tastes like $80!

A “To-Kalon, Herb Lamb, Dr. Crane” Cabernet at only $59

Karl Lawrence (Michael Trujillo) has been crafting wines in Napa for 30 years now, and his own label since the early 1990’s.  Sourced from some of the most sought after vineyards in Napa, he really outdid himself with this latest release.  Sourced from the Herb Lamb (Colgin, etal), To-Kalon, Dr. Crane, Morisoli and Henry Brothers […]

Monday March 4th, 2013 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on A “To-Kalon, Herb Lamb, Dr. Crane” Cabernet at only $59

Bargain Napa Valley Blend Takes Flight

Duke Heringer is a fifth generation farmer, he farms crops in the delta community of Clarksburg but sources grapes from premium vineyards in Napa.  His philosophy is to make great wines at an affordable price.  His winemaker Gary Branham (from Branham fame – the brains behind the Rockpile appellation) crafts amazing wines and does not […]

Monday February 18th, 2013 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bargain Napa Valley Blend Takes Flight