Posts tagged: Reserve

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 […]

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Phillippe Melka’s Smokin Hot New Cabernet

Apriori is the fruit of a collaboration between Patrice Breton & Georges Sabongui, two very passionate, focused and driven vintners who have been friends since high school. Both Patrice & Georges enjoyed successful careers in the technology industry before dedicating their attention to the craft of wine. They also co-founded and operate Champlain Group LLC, […]

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EXCLUSIVE CHAMPAGNE OFFER!

The André Robert is a great bubbly!  Sourced from two Grand Cru vineyards in Le Mesnil (mostly 2009 and 2010 vintage). 100% Chardonnay with a dosage from 8-9 g/l, which translates to medium on the “Brut” rating scale.  This wine has gorgeous aromas of pie and citrus and white stone fruit.  On the palate pleasant […]

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MUST HAVE CHAMPAGNE

The André Robert is a great bubbly!  Sourced from two Grand Cru vineyards in Le Mesnil (mostly 2009 and 2010 vintage). 100% Chardonnay with a dosage from 8-9 g/l, which translates to medium on the “Brut” rating scale.  This wine has gorgeous aromas of pie and citrus and white stone fruit.  On the palate pleasant […]

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LIMITED 96 Point Napa Cab Gem

  2012 marks the 36th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 12th consecutive vintage of “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon. It all started in 1974 when Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 1700 feet. The winery is now in its second generation on leadership of Michael Keenan […]

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Inaugural Release Cabernet, one for the books!

In the mid-19th century, Two brothers — Adrien Pierre and Jean V. Chaix — listened to many stories of the agricultural wonders of the Napa Valley and the unique terroir perfect for growing grapes. The two young Frenchmen left their homes in Provence and immigrated to California. They settled mid-valley, purchasing prime vineyards in Rutherford, […]

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A 95 Point Cabernet Gem!

This property is hidden amongst the great producers on Spring Mountain. Marco di Giulio has been at the helm since its inception and they have slowly created a loyal following of their mountain Cabernets.  The property is situated on a steep 55% slope, so not suitable for a whole lot – hard for the grapes […]

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Mountain Reds prevail – A day in the vineyard with Brian Graham.

I spent a day with Brian tasting through his great portfolio of wines.  He also made a little more Chapter 7 available out of his library as the Chapter 8 will not be out until late fall 2011. We tasted the following wines: Ramian Estate 2006 Malbec, Diamond Mountain, Napa  Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC […]

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Ramian Estate 2009 Viognier “Reserve”

This Viognier was slow, cool fermented and aged sur-lee style in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months prior to bottling. This helped to create mouthfeel without oak flavors while focusing on bright, crisp, classic Viognier fruit flavors. If you have never enjoyed or tasted a Viognier, imagine a crisp clean, very floral, tropical fruit flavored […]

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