Posts tagged: Estate

Bella Lily Hill, THE BEST California Old-Vine Zin, BAR NONE! NOW 10% OFF

The 2018 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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“The Petrus from Napa” has arrived

  Barbara and Jim Richards always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a second home and decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build […]

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LAST CALL FOR THIS OUTSTANDING 2019 HUDSON ESTATE CHARDONNAY

Winemaker Clayton Kirchhoff did it again! Another stunning, very Burgundian-like Hudson Chardonnay was produced! If this vineyard were to be in Burgundy, it would definitely have Premier-Cru status! Lee Hudson is probably one of the best, if not the best wine grower in the valley. Many great wineries (Kongsgaard, Aubert, Kistler, etc.) have been sourcing […]

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98 Point Rated Dumol running low

  Time flies, as this is the 24th release of DUMOL! I remember meeting Kerry Murphy (who sadly passed away last year in July) way back when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story. Andy Smith, his longtime winemaker, rolled up his sleeves and […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker pulls another BIG gem out of her hat , 95+ Points

  It was 1993 when Dave Decesaris, gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw an opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen. Over a tasting of fine wine. They bonded and eventually married. Years later and after a lifetime of equally serendipitous […]

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LAST CALL FOR CLASSIC NAPA VALLEY 97 POINT CABERNET

  Heimark Vineyard is a celebration of the fruit exclusively sourced from their family-owned vineyard. The vineyard is located in Dutch Henry Canyon on the east side of the Silverado Trail, a historic wagon trail connecting the small towns of Calistoga and Napa and originally frequented by gold prospectors and highwaymen. As the first to […]

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“VALUE” 94+ POINT WINES FROM HALCON

A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountain top overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard. With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set […]

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20th Anniversary for the Karate Kid Writer turned First Class Winery Owner!

Screenplay writer turned Vineyard and Winery owner Robert Kamen has done it again. His ace winemaker Mark Herold has been making consistent 95+ Point rated wine from their Sonoma property. For 15 straight vintages the wine has received 93-99 Points, this is the most solid A rating ever. Talking about “A” ratings, check out Robert’s […]

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HUDSON WINEMAKER’S CHARDONNAY AT ½ the PRICE – ONLY 97 CASES PRODUCED

Clayton Kirchhoff’s day job is that of the head winemaker at the famed Hudson Winery in Carneros. For those who had the Hudson wines, you know he’s a stellar winemaker! That said, his family has been farming their own vineyards, and they produce a small amount of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc & Tempranillo. The 2018 Chardonnay retails […]

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Sorry only a few cases of The Best Napa Petite Sirah remaining, better hurry!

  It started in 1914 when Eliza & Mads Peterson purchased a 100-acre property in the Napa Valley. It hosted a small Zinfandel vineyard, but with the onset of Prohibition in 1920, prunes became the cash crop. It remained an orchard, large vegetable garden and also hosted numerous farm animals.  Not until the 1990s was […]

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