Posts tagged: Cabernet

The “almost perfect” scoring Carter Cellars portfolio is now in stock

Late fall is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the “shores” of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Among them Carter Cellars, crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith. The current “stash” of 2019, although amazing in quality, are unfortunately very small in the quantity department. I came up with some “mixed offer […]

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IN CASE YOU WERE OUT… UNDER $70 Napa Cabernet but it tastes like a $150- 200 one!

  The 2019 Fait-Main “Teeter Totter” Cabernet Sauvignon with its opaque ruby/purple-color exhibits tons of fruit on the nose: crème de cassis, blackcurrants and blackberries intermixed with notes of baking spices, lavender, graphite and licorice. It is big, bold and full-bodied, round and juicy loaded with black stone fruit, a touch of cigar spice and […]

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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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Meet Ann Colgin

Meet the woman behind the Napa Valley wine company that currently has a waitlist for its coveted vintages By Emily Rella, AOL.com In the modern world, careers tend to be defined by a 9-5 job that pertains to what you studied in school, what your skillset calls for and what you see as being a […]

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Margaux’ Pavillon Rouge Under $50… from Napa

Chateau La Grande Roche is a brand within the Forman family of wines. The name was derived in recognition of the presence of the gravel nature of the Forman Vineyard which is surrounded by massive boulders (Grande Roche) in a true clos-like fashion. It is 100% estate grown and is generally and predominantly made up […]

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This big bad Wolf won’t take a bite out of your wallet and he’ll even ship it for FREE!

Wolf Family was created in 1997 by Jane and Doug Wolf.  In 2013 they sold the property and purchased another great existing vineyard on White Lane a stone’s throw away.  With well over two decades of great winemaking from their “ace” Karen Culler, they continue to amaze me. They still make two Cabernets, one 100% […]

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Under $70 Napa Cab OVER delivers

Ryan (owner/winemaker of Localism), is currently the winemaker at Sinegal Estate Winery in St. Helena. Since beginning his wine career, Ryan has worked with industry veterans David Abreu, Michel Rolland, and Fredrik Johansson at Staglin Family Vineyard, Jim Barbour & Philippe Melka at Gandona Winery and Tony Biagi at Sinegal. He has gained an incredible […]

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A $100 Napa Cab at a $50 price tag

Wolf Family was created in 1997 by Jane and Doug Wolf.  In 2013 they sold the property and purchased another great existing vineyard on White Lane a stone’s throw away.  With well over two decades of great winemaking from their “ace” Karen Culler, they continue to amaze me. They still make two Cabernets, one 100% […]

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New Winds Blow over venerable Stag’s Leap Winery

Mike Smith (Carter, Bench, Miriad, Scarlett, etc) and Jim Barbour (Viticulturist extraordinaire) took over the the day-to-day vineyard and winemaking duties at the venerable Stetlzner Winery and it really shows! The vineyard was established in 1964 and has been owned and run by the same (Steltzner) family, but it was not until 2011 when these two […]

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“Down Under” Exclusive for Golden Gate Wine Cellars customers!

O’Dwyer 2013 Cabernet & 2014 Shiraz Pre-Sale Offer! The Cabernet which I am sipping while writing this note will elevate you to other galaxies!  The nose is gorgeous, amazing black stone fruit jumps out of the glass.  The palate is mouth coating and teeth staining black stone fruit that is very well-balanced and extremely complex.   […]

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