Posts tagged: Cabernet Sauvignon

A 96 Point Rated Napa Oldie, but Goodie Cabernet

Ric Forman does not need an introduction.  Forman goes back to 1978 when Ric purchased the current winery/vineyard on a ridge at the base of Howell Mountain overlooking the town of St. Helena. A remarkable site, it has produced some unusually elegant wines.  The first vintage was 1983… and still counting. Forman 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate […]

A $40s Napa Cabernet Gem – ONLY 3 BARRELS PRODUCED

Who says that it needs to cost a bundle to be very good?  Our friends from Playground Cellars proved it with their latest St. Helena AVA Cabernet release. Playground Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Napa Valley GGWC 41.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout A smashing wine, my British friends would […]

Coho … A Cab worth reeling in

I am thrilled to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2015 vintage. The wine is sourced from two family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East 88% & Perata 12%). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine! As always the Coho production is limited, only 208 cases produced of this vintage […]

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

This 125 case Hidden Napa Cab Gem will not break the bank!

This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  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, neighbors, the Martin […]

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Full Throttle 96 Point Rated Cabernet!

  Winemaker Jesse Katz Never mind the six million album covers around the world that feature Andy Katz’s photographs, or his dozen books of gorgeous photos that grace countless coffee tables around the country, or the many awards on his mantel earned from five decades of work around the world.  It was all an excuse. […]

CELIA WELCH’S MOST UNDERSTATED & UNDER THE RADAR CABERNET

This fully ripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows intensely aromatic tones of spiced plums, cranberry, cherry tobacco, and a note of warm toasty vanilla. On the palate the texture is immediately broad and plush, with bright, fresh berry notes and dusty mocha/dark cherry flavors both simultaneously enveloping the palate. The finish displays surprisingly resolved tannins given the […]

97 Point, Full-Throttle, under $85 Must have Cab

Bob Betz MW (Master of Wine, only a few hundred of those in the whole world), has had a long career in the wine industry, going back to 1974 when he received his first “training” in France. Fast forward to 28 years at the helm of a prominent winery, and creating Betz Winery with his […]

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4 Frank’s (Inaugural) Beckstoffer G3 Cabernet!

I am very proud to announce the release of our first Melis Family G3 Cabernet bottling.  The grape were sourced from the famed Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford.  This vineyard does not need any introduction, except that it produces amazing “juice”! The Vineyard Story: Historical records show that a portion of this vineyard was […]

O’DWYER CABERNET – A 100% US EXCLUSIVE FOR GOLDEN GATE WINE CELLARS

This is the 10th release for O’Dwyer and I am proud to be ONLY US establishment to offer this limited produced (Australian) Cabernet – Also the only non-California Cabernet in our inventory. The 2016 O’Dwyer Cabernet might be the very best Cabernet the winery has produced to date!  Very limited and sensational in quality. One […]

An UNDER $65 “Voluptuous & Open-knit” Napa Cabernet

I am thrilled to introduce the new Coho Cabernet Sauvignon from the very (small) 2015 vintage. The wine is sourced from two boutique, family-owned vineyards located in the Napa Valley (Sugarloaf East 88% & Perata 12%). Winemaker Phil Titus (longtime “star” at Chappellet) produced an amazing, crowd-pleasing wine! As always the Coho production is limited 208 cases produced of […]

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