Posts tagged: Proprietary Red

A 95 Point Modern Marvel

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the […]

Screaming Eagle Value Cabernet

Arietta is the name for wines born of a passion for music. The name Arietta, meaning short aria or art song, expresses our belief that all great wines must sing. Both wine & song should “take flight,” in the course of which the qualities of balance, vibrancy, depth, overtones, and complexity resonate and give us […]

The Rocket’s Red Glare over Napa Valley

John Caldwell grew up in Napa into a family that ran a shoe business. John eventually turned the one business into many more.  Living in Napa and making money, he purchased 54 acres of land and had plans to develop some homes.  Unfortunately that backfired and now he was “stuck” with 54 acres of dirt. […]

Screaming Eagle owned… Under $60 Stunning Red

This venture is no longer the hidden gem, but in some ways it still is – nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley this grandiose estate, owned by Stan Kroenke (Screaming Eagle, LA RAMS, Arsenal FC. Etc.) has undergone a  spectacular metamorphism since he acquired it.  It surely shows in the final product of this venture! […]

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INAUGURAL Philippe Melka release does not skip a beat

Preface is a new wine made by Philippe Melka. The grapes are sourced from hillside vineyards on the Mayacamas range located in the southeast portion of the Alexander Valley.  Farmed sustainably and certified organic, grapes were all hand farmed and hand-harvested at night to preserve freshness and integrity of the grapes. Preface 2016 Proprietary Red, […]

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96 Point under $90 Napa “Right Bank”

A good 16 years ago Scott Palazzo was asked by Thomas Keller, “Chef Extraordinaire” and owner of French Laundry and Per Se restaurants to craft a Cab Franc exclusively for him!  That resulted in amazing exposure for this small winery and the rest-as-they-say-is-history. Palazzo 2013 Right Bank “Reserve” Proprietary Red, Napa Valley GGWC 89.99 FREE […]

100 Pointer by Screaming Eagle owned next Cult Winery!

Stan Kroenke owner of Screaming Eagle is putting the next CULT winery on the map just a few hours south of the bay area! Stan is the mastermind behind many other great ventures. Stan Kroenke is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which is the largest shareholder of English Premier League football club Arsenal […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s hot new gem!

  Andy Erickson does not need an introduction, the man worked with John Kongsgaard, Paul Hobbs, Bob Levy at Harlan Estate, Staglin, etc. and of course Screaming Eagle!  He currently makes Arietta, Ovid, Dalla Valle and his own labels Leviathan and Favia.  The Arietta wines have been on fire as of late and this latest release is […]

Bevan’s 100 POINT 2016 Cabernets & Bordeaux Blends are here!

I tasted the latest Bevan wines last week, and was speechless how good they were, this young!  The wines were opened (and decanted) at 11 AM, and I tasted them at 1 PM. One after another they were a WAW (What A Wine)!  Unfortunately production levels are still down, so not a large amount was […]

Seductive 95 Point Napa Cab Blend

The 2016 GB Crane  “El Coco” crafted by Dave Phinney  is a blend of  Cabernet, Merlot, with a spash of Petit Sirah and Old Vine Zinfandel.  Aromatics, abound and complete, the “El Coco” is replete with a wide spectrum from boysenberry jam and black plum to candied raspberries and nutmeg. The palate is ripe with […]