Posts tagged: Merlot

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 […]

Thursday November 7th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Isn’t it time to embrace Merlot again?

Isn’t it time to embrace Merlot again? By Bob Highfill RecordNet.com Actor Paul Giamatti appeared as a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and admitted something surprising.  “I don’t know (bleep!) about wine,” Giamatti said. “I don’t know jack (bleep!) about wine.”  He could have fooled me and, apparently, many others. Giamatti’s performance […]

Monday October 21st, 2019 in , | No Comments »

HURRY – THE SMALLEST PALOMA PRODUCTION EVER!

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 a […]

Thursday September 5th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A BIG NAPA MERLOT FOR CABERNET LOVERS

Hourglass was created by Ned Smith in 1976, who loved making Zinfandel from this property.  In 1992 his son Jeff Smith took over the land and business and enlisted Robert Foley as his winemaker.  They started Hourglass 2.0. by making Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from this amazing property.  Jeff since purchased what is […]

Tuesday February 26th, 2019 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Merlot of the Month!

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy merlot, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2015 Switchback Ridge (produced 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 […]

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Petrus from the Napa Valley

This might be the best Merlot Coho has produced yet to date.  A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the great Michael Black vineyard in Coombsville (which is now officially an Appellation). COHO 2014 MERLOT “MICHAEL BLACK VINEYARD” NAPA VALLEY RETAIL 60.00 – GGWC 54.99 FREE SHIPPING on 6 or MORE […]

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Napa Beats Bordeaux!

This wine is a testament to the power of site. These vines, planted more than 30 years ago by Lee Hudson on his now-storied property in Carneros, are firmly established, mature, and able to withstand even the most challenging conditions as the drought of 2015. The clay-rich soils allowed the vines to extract what water […]

Monday September 17th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Mindboggling Merlot (Only 120 cases produced)

  Yannick Rousseau was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its ‘French paradox’ of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with […]

Wednesday June 8th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

MUST HAVE 5 Barrel RED

Yannick Rousseau was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its ‘French paradox’ of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pépé […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Merlot wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of top-flight Merlots, a small 300 case production winery stunned our group of 16 wine professionals.  The line-up for the 2012 Merlot tasting included: Blankiet Rive Droite (96 WA) Keenan“Reserve” (94 WA) Venge “Estate”(94 WA) Pott “La Carte” (95 WA) Pahlmeyer (95 Galloni) Abeja (93 Galloni) La Jota (96 WA) […]