Posts tagged: St. Helena

This 125 case Hidden Napa Cab Gem will not break the bank!

This ONE acre vineyard located next to Grace Family in St. Helena has been putting out some amazing wine over the past couple of years.  All courtesy of a 100 Point winemaker who turned this little piece of dirt in a pile of gold flakes!  The winery is owned by four friends, neighbors, the Martin […]

Saturday July 6th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

A $40s Napa Cabernet Gem – ONLY 3 BARRELS PRODUCED

Who says that it needs to cost a bundle to be very good?  Our friends from Playground Cellars proved it with their latest St. Helena AVA Cabernet release. Playground Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena Napa Valley GGWC 41.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code SHIPFREE12 during checkout A smashing wine, my British friends would […]

Napa’s BEST Cabernet Franc JUST arrived!

Trespass is a small 5 acre all estate property in northwestern St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. The wines are hand-crafted by Kirk Venge who has been making wine since he was a little child under the tutelage of his dad Nils Venge (the first 100 point winemaker in the US with his […]

Thomas Rivers Brown “Perfect-ly” crafted Chardonnay

Shibumi Knoll is a very small  Napa winery that was founded by wine collector Don Ross. Don attained a small knoll north of St. Helena in the early 2000s.  On the property was a small 3/4-acre vineyard, a modest cottage, a guest house and a winery. The cottage on the knoll was renovated and became […]

What is a Microclimate?

Microclimate is a word English teachers love: the definition is self-explanatory. But while it seems easy to understand, the wine jargon that often accompanies wine tastings and tours makes microclimates seem complex and confusing. In truth, microclimates are easy to see and even easier to feel. Unlike “malolactic fermentation” and other mysteries of winemaking, microclimates […]

Legendary Vineyard Cabernet by 100 point winemaker

Henry Pellet was one of the “engineers” of the Napa Valley. Planting one of the first vineyards in the 1850’s  He was hired in 1959 to make wine from his grapes by John Patchett, one year after Charles Krug started, becoming the second commercial winemaker in Napa!  The vineyard is situated next to the famous Dr. […]

2 Acre Vineyard Killer Cabernet

Adler Deutsch Vineyard is located on the edge of the acclaimed Rutherford Bench. This 2.17 acre site was planted in 2004 to Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is meticulously farmed by Ace viticulturist Jim Barbour.  Add Star Winemaker Aaron Pott to the mix and you have a tandem-winning winemaking team! Adler Deutsch 2012 Cabernet “Estate” St. Helena, […]

Killer Napa Cab 25% OFF ~ Made by Aaron Pott – Vineyard Managed by Jim Barbour

Adler Deutsch 2011 Cabernet “Estate” St. Helena, Napa Retail 92.00 – GGWC 69.99 FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more Use discount code ADV11CS upon checkout The Story: Adler Deutsch Vineyard is located on the edge of the acclaimed West Rutherford Bench. Its soils are composed of Bale loam, rounded gravel and cobbled stones, providing good water drainage. This 2.17 […]

Wednesday June 25th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Redmon does it again! Little gem beats big guys in blind tasting!

For the second straight year Redmon Cabernet beat the who is who of Cabernet in a blind tasting. We had 50 people our tasting last week.  We tasted – Dominus,  Baldacci, Cru from Vineyard 29, Chat. Montelena, Diamond Creek, Von Strasser, Insignia, Caymus Special Selection and Opus One.  The result: Redmon by a horse length! […]

Thursday April 28th, 2011 in , , , , , | No Comments »

The Wolf is a Nice Guy After All!

Karen Culler has crafted yet again two amazing wines from this stunning estate. I taste a good 2000 wines each year, and both of these ended up on my Top ten list for 2010! The production of both these puppies is very limited, so I highly recommend that you jump on this offer now. Wolf […]