Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

BEVAN’S HOT NEW CABERNET RELEASES ARE FINALLY HERE!

I just tasted the latest Bevan wines last week, and was speechless how good they were, this young!  The wines were opened (and decanted) at 11 AM, and I tasted them at 1 PM. One after another they were a WAW (What A Wine)!  Unfortunately production levels are as always small, so not a large […]

Saturday September 21st, 2019 in , , , | No Comments »

4 Barrel, 95 Point “Sleeper” Cabernet

Chuy Ordaz has hand tended the Montecillo Vineyard for over 40 years. These old Cabernet Sauvignon vines seem to nod in respect towards Chuy when he walks by them or when he stops to tuck a shoot or remove a leaf. Chuy remarked about the 2016 vintage, “2016 is classic Montecillo – very good year, […]

Another 100 POINT SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET!

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

EXUBERANT, SEDUCTIVE & UNDER $80 NAPA CAB

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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Another 98 Point Rated Thomas Rivers Brown Gem

Pulido-Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of  ace winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, they chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts. Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard […]

CARTE BLANCHE 2016 WINS BLIND TASTING!

In a tasting of the Big Boys & Girls, a “smaller” one was like “Speedy Gonzalez” The lineup included: VHR (100 AG) Dominus (97 AG) Adamus (97 RP) Chappellet (100 JD) Bevan Tench (97+ RP) Carter “Grand Daddy” (98+) Fairchild GIII (97+ RP) Pulido Walker (97 AG) Kelly Fleming (97 AG) Crocker Starr “Stone Place” […]

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

$100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by Winemaker of the Year

The 2014 Convexity is an amazing bottle of wine from start to finish. It is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. On impact, plenty of dark/purple fruit jumps out of the glass. The wine is full in body with a host of stunning flavors on the palate – Savory, […]

LAST 3 CASES – 97 Point Napa Cab Gem under $80!

Always fun to find a hidden gem – Leto is one of them!  The wine is made by Brad Warner, a longtime Napa veteran (50 years).  The name Leto has Greek origins meaning, “the hidden one,” which speaks to Brad’s decades of experience behind-the-scenes for other producers. The 2015 Leto Cabernet, is sourced from a […]

Saturday August 24th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

SADLY, LAST CALL 4 MELIS FAMILY G3 BECKSTOFFER CAB (FREE SHIPPING)

I am very proud that we did so well with of our first Melis Family G3 Cabernet bottling. The grape were sourced from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. The Vineyard Story: Historical records show that a portion of this vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford. This 300-acre parcel first […]

The Last C-Beck Ever!

Corey Beck grew up in the Napa Valley in and around the vineyards his grandfather planted at Chateau Montelena.  He started his winemaking career under Scott McLeod at Rubicon (Francis Ford Copolla).  His own Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing wine sourced from one of the most sought after vineyards in the Napa Valley nearby the Hourglass, 3 […]

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »