Posts tagged: Jim Barbour

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 […]

Tuesday October 8th, 2019 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mike Smith and Jim Barbour’s “Bench Pressing” Cabernets!

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 […]

Saturday September 1st, 2018 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Howell Mountain Rock Star is born!

HOT FROM THE PRESS: Smashing Release from the Mike Smith/Jim Barbour Team

Mike Smith and Jim Barbour have become the Joe Montana/Jerry Rice duo of the Napa Valley!  Our friends at Bench have really benefited from their expertise! For those who tried and loved the Bench “Circa 1964” I can tell you that the Bench Cabernet will take you to another stratosphere! This is his first Cabernet […]

Monday November 6th, 2017 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HOT FROM THE PRESS: Smashing Release from the Mike Smith/Jim Barbour Team

WAKE UP & SMELL MELKA’S LATEST HOT NEW CABERNET

  When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer. Gandona (humble […]

Tuesday February 28th, 2017 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on WAKE UP & SMELL MELKA’S LATEST HOT NEW CABERNET

LAST CALL PHILIPPE MELKA CAB GEM INCLUDES $0.01 SHIPPING

  When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from some years ago?) into a top notch Cabernet producer.  Gandona (humble man […]

Saturday November 5th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on LAST CALL PHILIPPE MELKA CAB GEM INCLUDES $0.01 SHIPPING

96 Point Rated Napa Cab Stunner

When you have two of the best people in industry at the helm, you can only expect the best of the best.  Philippe Melka (winemaker) and Jim Barbour (vineyard manager extraordinaire) have turned the old Long Vineyards (remember this great vineyard site from days past?).  Gandona is rooted in tradition and a passion for transforming land into something […]

Friday April 24th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 96 Point Rated Napa Cab Stunner

Hidden Napa Cabernet Secret ONLY 190 cases produced!

The Breckenridge vineyard (Jen Mar) was planted in 1992 by vineyard manager “extraordinaire” Jim Barbour to a well-established Napa Valley clone (Bella Oaks), add the skills of a seasoned winemaker– and the rest as they say is history! Breckenridge 2009 Cabernet, Estate Retail 70.00 – GGWC 64.99  –  FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use […]

Wednesday May 21st, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hidden Napa Cabernet Secret ONLY 190 cases produced!

Scarecrow Winemaker turns heads with her latest gem

When you put Celia Welch & Jim Barbour on one team, it is like seeing Joe Montana and Jerry Rice connect for some of the best plays (wines) ever. Celia’s portfolio is well-known as is Jim’s so it is not surprise that the latest Keever is probably the best one to date! Keever 2009 Cabernet […]

Tuesday April 17th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scarecrow Winemaker turns heads with her latest gem