Posts tagged: Estate

GET IT WHILE IT’S STILL HERE, NEW Barbour Cabernet by 100 Point Winemaker!

  Jim Barbour was raised on his family ranch in Rutherford where he learned the life of framing, a passion for land, and the understanding that hard work breeds success. After graduating from UC Davis, Jim returned to Napa to begin a career that would lead him to become on Napa Valley’s most sought-after and […]

95 Point EPIC Napa Merlot, by First Growth Producer

  If the Hyde Vineyard would be located in Bordeaux, it would for sure be classified as First Growth – no doubt!  But even in California this vineyard is very much sought out by wineries, and everyone that gets to buy some of this terrific fruit winds up making amazing wines! Larry Hyde 2016 Merlot […]

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Vibrant, Complex & Elegant 95 Point Pinot Noir – A real gem and real “pretty”

The Maggy Hawk Vineyard has been Family owned since 1994, and planted in 2000, the estate vineyard is tucked away in what locals call “The Deep End” of Anderson Valley, northwest of Philo. Here, coastal fog and redwoods frame the steep vineyard slopes where the vines root deeply to survive. The decomposed sandstone soils offer […]

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REWA REWA REWA on the Wall …Three Times is a Charm for Celia Welch

Rewa is the latest venture of ace winemaker extraordinaire Celia Welch.  The Rewa vineyard is located in the Coombsville appellation in the South Eastern part of the Napa Valley.  The vineyard is planted on shallow rocky white volcanic ash in the slightly cooler growing area of the Napa Valley.  Rewa Vineyards represents a significant project […]

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96+ Point “White Burgundy” grown in California

If the Hyde Vineyard would be located in Burgundy, it would for sure be classified as Premiere Cru – no doubt!  But even in California this vineyard is very much sought out by wineries, and everyone that gets to buy some of this terrific fruit winds up making amazing wines! Hyde 2016 Chardonnay, Estate – […]

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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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A non-tannic Howell Mountain Cabernet

Many think that Howell Mountain is synonymous with Dunn’s big, tannic wines – Wrong! Our friends at Spence have again produced another gem of a (elegant) wine. The 2014 vintage was sourced from their “tiny” 3 acre vineyard on Howell Mountain. With a little bottle aging time, this has turned into a real gem! Spence […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker’s other HIDDEN (96 Point) GEM

Celia Welch Tasting Notes: “This rocky, hillside vineyard is quite consistent at producing wines of tremendous concentration both in flavor and texture, and the 2016 vintage is a delicious example of this.  The dark berry and cocoa notes in the aromas foretell the intensity of flavor at first taste.  With blackberries, cassis, chai tea, and […]

Underground & Below the Radar Cabernet

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard is planted at 2,640′ atop the Mayacamas range just a hop sip and jump north of the Napa Valley. This is one of the newest American Viticultural Areas, named Red Hills Lake County for the distinctive volcanic soils that define this remarkable mountain appellation. The vineyard’s red soils are shot through with […]

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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 […]