Posts tagged: Estate

100 Year Old Vines will still Rock Your World!

The 2017 vintage of Bella Lily Hill is sourced from Bella’s 1.2 acre old vine “Lily Hill Estate” vineyard which was planted in 1915.  This stunning Zinfandel release draws together a beautiful balance of bold black and red stone fruit and a hint of subtle spiciness.  An elegant bouquet of brambly raspberries, chocolate and plum […]

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Stunning, Sexy, Scarlett Cabernet

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 […]

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A 95 Point Merlot FOR Cabernet Lovers

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2016 Switchback Ridge (made by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently […]

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LAST CALL 4 The Titans are back – A 97 Point, Perfectly structured Syrah!

Just from the color you can tell the 2016 Les Titans Syrah will be magnificent; it has an electric psychedelic purplish glow hinting at the energy present in the wine. The nose is a complete knockout with iron, grilled meat, hickory smoke, ink, and pain grillé aromas. The mouth is consistent with the nose combining […]

Saturday November 2nd, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

DUMOL 2017 DESIGNATED VINEYARD RELEASES JUST ARRIVED!

Time flies, as this is the 22nd  release of DUMOL!  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” releases are always something special, and this year is no different.  Andy Smith rolled up his […]

Value & Quality in a bottle

I just received three new Walter Hansel (2017) wines, all of them received a 94 Point rating! Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The […]

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 […]

Mike Smith and Jim Barbour’s “Bench Pressing” Cabernets!

Bench Vineyards is a family venture between husband and wife, Sam Sharp and Allison Steltzner. The Estate consists of 30 acres and sits next door to Odette and some other great Stag’s Leap vineyards. The name “Bench Vineyards” comes from its unique topography – a true “benchland” vineyard located on the eastern side of the […]

THE BEST NAPA SAUV BLANC EVER!!

Celia Welch can easily be voted as one of the best winemakers in the world. That said, give this lady some of the best fruit and you have some of the best wine in the world. The 2018 Rewa Sauvignon Blanc (Second release) is flat out stunning!  Remarkable, a MUST HAVE! Very limited production wine. […]

Academy Award Cabernet by Karate Kid Writer!

Professor, turned Screenplay writer, turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold (Kobalt, Herold) has been making consistent 94+ Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 13 straight vintages the wine has received 93-96 Points, this is the most solid A rating ever. Talking about “A” […]

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