Posts tagged: Oakville

96 Point Gallica Cabernet by former Spottswoode winemaker ROCKS!

Rosemary Cakebread is among the seasoned winemakers who have been instrumental in bringing Napa Valley Cabernet to prominence. After earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis in 1979, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook Winery, where she took her first winery job right after college. She has enjoyed […]

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The Queen of the Valley delivers another great Cabernet

  In case you didn’t know her yet, It all started in the late 80s when Heidi Barrett began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterwards, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in the […]

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 in , , , , | Comments Off on The Queen of the Valley delivers another great Cabernet

BEVAN’S NEW 2018 CABERNET/BORDEAUX BLEND RELEASES ARE FINALLY HERE!

  When I tasted the latest Bevan wines I was speechless how good they were, even at this young stage! I opened, and decanted the wines at 1 PM, and tasted them at 4 PM. Every sip was stunning, amazing, wild! One bottling after another I was blown away, probably the best wines Russell has […]

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“Trifecta” for Gallica Cabernet with 3 x 96 Point ratings

Rosemary Cakebread is among the seasoned winemakers who have been instrumental in bringing Napa Valley Cabernet to prominence. After earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1979, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook Winery, where she took her first winery job right after college. […]

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HOT FROM THE PRESS – SEXY CABERNET FROM THE BECKSTOFFER G3 VINEYARD

Mike Smith, who we sometimes call “Mr. 100 Pointer” (Carter Cellars, Myriad, Scarlett, Bench, etc.), has taken the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard’s stunning fruit and produced an equally stunning wine for 12C.  Incidentally, 12C get’s its name from Twelve degrees Celcius or Fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit, which is the optimum storage temperature for wine. 12c […]

Monday August 5th, 2019 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HOT FROM THE PRESS – SEXY CABERNET FROM THE BECKSTOFFER G3 VINEYARD

Sauvignon Blanc of the Year!

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild (i.e. the amazing winemaker) behind the following highly rated and highly regarded wineries:   Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Bucella, etc.).  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new project called Yount Ridge.  The […]

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Scarecrow Winemaker’s Prodigious New Cabernet

Celia Welch does not need an intro, but in case you wouldn’t know who she is – She’s the brainchild behind many highly rated and highly regarded wineries including Scarecrow, Corra, Barbour,  Keever, 2480, Kelly Fleming, Rewa, Castiel, etc.  For the past couple of years she’s been involved with a new project called YOUNT RIDGE. The […]

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2 Barrel Knockout Cab Franc (only six cases allocated)

After 20 years working for the family brand, Karen Cakebread launched her own label Ziata in 2008. She had two goals: create beautifully structured wines that reflect the vineyards and its terroir; and to be involved in every aspect of making great wine! She named the winery in honor of mother Mary and hired longtime assistant and Heidi Barrett […]

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Cab Franc “Bargain” 30% OFF

Sommelier turned winemaker Dan O’Brien and Julien Fayard (Winemaker at Le Pich, Azur, Purlieu & Atelier Philippe Melka) crafted this fun 161 case Cabernet Franc production from a stunning vineyard source in Oakville! Cultivar 2011 Cabernet Franc, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC 34.99 on six with FREE SHIPPING! Use discount shipping code […]

Monday June 10th, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cab Franc “Bargain” 30% OFF

Que Syrah Syrah, What will be… A stunning wine at a great price!

Remember Justin Meyer (founding winemaker/partner) of Silver Oak?  I know you’ll say, I don’t like Silver Oak today – I (might/will) agree.  The first 20 somewhat vintages of Silver Oak are much better than the last 10.  That has to do with the fact that Justin Meyer left Silver Oak 10+ years ago (sadly he […]

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