Posts tagged: Napa Valley

Another 100 POINT SPOTTSWOODE CABERNET!

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Tuesday September 17th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

EXUBERANT, SEDUCTIVE & UNDER $80 NAPA CAB

The farming heritage runs deep at the Hayfork Ranch, as their great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. They started growing walnuts, prunes, pears and afterwards grapes, they have been continuously farming the land for six generations.  The past two decades the Llewelling vineyard has been the […]

Wednesday September 11th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

THE BEST NAPA SAUV BLANC EVER … OF COURSE BY CELIA WELCH

Celia Welch can easily be voted as one of the best winemakers in the world. That said, give this lady some of the best fruit and you have some of the best wine in the world. The 2018 Rewa Sauvignon Blanc (Second release) is flat out stunning!  Remarkable, a MUST HAVE! Very limited production wine. Only 168 […]

Another 98 Point Rated Thomas Rivers Brown Gem

Pulido-Walker is the culmination of a patient journey toward the possible. Under the watchful eye of  ace winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, they chose two remarkable vineyard sites where the natural alchemy of geography, soil, climate, and clone combine to yield a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon greater than the sum of its parts. Pritchard Hill’s Melanson Vineyard […]

CARTE BLANCHE 2016 WINS BLIND TASTING!

In a tasting of the Big Boys & Girls, a “smaller” one was like “Speedy Gonzalez” The lineup included: VHR (100 AG) Dominus (97 AG) Adamus (97 RP) Chappellet (100 JD) Bevan Tench (97+ RP) Carter “Grand Daddy” (98+) Fairchild GIII (97+ RP) Pulido Walker (97 AG) Kelly Fleming (97 AG) Crocker Starr “Stone Place” […]

Friday September 6th, 2019 in , , , , | No Comments »

An UNDER $70 Napa Cab that will WAW (WHAT A WINE) YOU!

Benoit Touquette might no longer be the #1 undiscovered talent in Napa. Garnering great reviews with Realm, Hartwell and his ownb Fait-Main label. He was Andy Erickson’s right hand man, at Screaming Eagle producing many 98-100 point wines! Benoit is also the protégé of the world’s top consulting winemaker Michel Rolland.  All three were at […]

TURLEY AT ½ the PRICE & FREE SHIPPING!!

The RW MOORE VINEYARD is one of California’s oldest and best known Zinfandel vineyards.  Turley labels it under the “EARTHQUAKE” bottling. Molly is the niece of Bill Moore (RW Moore) and of course Mike is an Hendry, as in Hendry Winery.  Mike and Molly Hendry married in 2009 and produced their first vintage from the […]

$100.00 CAB at ½ the PRICE by Winemaker of the Year

The 2014 Convexity is an amazing bottle of wine from start to finish. It is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. On impact, plenty of dark/purple fruit jumps out of the glass. The wine is full in body with a host of stunning flavors on the palate – Savory, […]

THE NEW WINE DISCIPLE…. FROM NAPA

In August of 2012, Dave Phinney and his friends stood in the middle of a block of hundred-year-old Zinfandel. The vineyard was planted by George Beldon Crane in the late nineteenth century and is one of the icons of the Napa Valley. Hours earlier they had signed the paperwork to buy the vineyard and it […]

LAST 3 CASES – 97 Point Napa Cab Gem under $80!

Always fun to find a hidden gem – Leto is one of them!  The wine is made by Brad Warner, a longtime Napa veteran (50 years).  The name Leto has Greek origins meaning, “the hidden one,” which speaks to Brad’s decades of experience behind-the-scenes for other producers. The 2015 Leto Cabernet, is sourced from a […]

Saturday August 24th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »