Posts tagged: Mike Smith

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 […]

Zinfandel of the Year!

Scarlett is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family and rebranded in 2015 in honor […]

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LAST CALL 4 Two Knock-Out Cabernets by Mike Smith 2.0

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in […]

Two Knock-Out Cabernets by Mike Smith 2.0

  Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in […]

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98+ Rated 2016 Carter Cabernets have arrived!

Late fall is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the “shores” of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Among them Carter Cellars, crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith. The current “stash” of 2016 although amazing in quality, are unfortunately very small in the quantity department. I came up with some “mixed offer […]

Friday November 30th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Highly Rated 2014 Carter Cabernets have arrived!

  Dear Friends, Winemaker, Mike Smith Mid October is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the shores of Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  As always the Carter Cellars wines crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith are worth the wait!  The current “stash” of 2014 although amazing in quality, is unfortunately very […]

BEST UNDER $40.00 Napa Cab Blend, Tastes like $80!

Owner Mark Carter (Carter Cellars & The Carter House) and his winemaker Mike Smith hit it off some years ago at the Carter House on “Table 5” – This wind up being the table that Mike also landed the gig at Schrader Cellars when he met Fred Schrader there.  So when they created this fun […]