Posts tagged: Howell Mountain

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, which is the best Cabernet of all…

Rick Mirer, the former stand-out Quarterback at Notre Dame and NFL player with the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, Bears & Jets turned another longtime hobby into a profession – wine! This Mirror 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet is his thirteenth release and I would say the best-effort yet-to-date! His friend Jeff Smith (owner of Hourglass winery) did […]

Three Times is a charm for Celia Welch’s Howell Mountain Cabernet

It was 1993 when Dave Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), 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 and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later and after a […]

4 Barrel, Under $40 White by Ace Thomas Rivers Brown!

First grafted in 2015, Viticulturist Jim Barbour hand-selected budwood from Chappellet and developed a single block on the QTR Estate.  The block consists of disrupted claystone bedrock with cobbles and boulders of volcanic matter.  This rocky and dry soil provides the perfect foundation for a Chenin Blanc with round structure and incredible complexity. QTR 2017 […]

Danica Patrick is NOT just fast cars… GREAT WINE too!

Danica Patrick is best known for her prowess behind the wheel of a racecar. She’s garnered international attention for breaking barriers and succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports. Her path to appreciating fine wines, which ultimately led to creating Somnium, took root early on during her days in England where she developed a […]

A Howell Mountain Rock Star is born!

It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later and after a […]

Exotic Howell Mountain Cab Blend

Cami was the fifth child for Tom & Laurie Shelton – a very small 5-acre Howell Mountain project they purchased in 2001.  The property is managed by vineyard “Guru” David Abreu, who said that this soil was real “Cabernet Dirt’. The family sold the grapes for many years, until Tom’s untimely death in 2008. It […]

Powerhouse Howell Mountain Cabernet

Wayne and Victoria Prim elevated their passion for wine to the next level in 2009 by merging their exceptional Howell Mountain harvest with the wine making mastery of Rudy von Strasser. Prim Family Vineyard has been delivering highly acclaimed and award winning wines since its inception. The culmination of the “Prince of Cabernet” and the […]

Inaugural Celia Welch “Cult” Release!

The “Love” Story: It was 1993 when (Dave) a.k.a. Castiel (pron. Cast-ee-all), gazed into his crystal and spied Freemark Abbey, as Mesopotamian mythology’s controller of karma and time, he saw opportunity and slyly orchestrated a chance meeting of Kathleen and Dave Dicesaris over a tasting of fine wine. they bonded and eventually married. Years later […]

HIDE & SEEK… YOU FOUND IT, AN AMAZING WINE & FREE SHIPPING TOO!

   SEEK is a very small family (Sieck Family) owned winery atop Howell Mountain, producing small amounts of Zinfandel! Only 2 barrels, 48 cases of this wine were produced! The vineyard was planted about 35 years ago, so nice maturity here! Seek 2014 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley GGWC 44.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or […]

A+ RATED THOMAS RIVERS BROWN CAB

QTR is a Thomas Rivers Brown & Jim Barbour venture.  The vineyard is situated on Howell Mountain spanning between 850 and 1200 feet elevation.  The vineyard is divided into seven blocks, ranging from 1/3 to 2 acres in size.  Only 6 acres are planted.  The 2014 vintage yielded a stunning 380 cases!  The name QTR […]