Monthly Archives: March 2015

Something for everybody

We have something for everybody this week. We tasted wines from Italy, Napa, Sonoma, and Slovenia. We had Cabernets, Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinots, Sangiovese, and a Red Blend. Wines from $20/b to $160/b, and everything in between. If you have been hemming and hawing about pulling the trigger and reaching out to us, this is […]

Large Format Wines: Why you should go BIG

Is bigger really better? How big is too big? To the first question we can confidently say yes, there are definite advantages to investing in large format wines. While size can range from the magnum, which equals two bottles, all the way up to the grand daddy of them all, the Nebuchadnezzar, which is equal to twenty […]

This Pinot Noir reminds me of Williams Selyem, Gary Farrell, and…

This Pinot Noir reminds me of Williams Selyem, Gary Farrell, and Rochioli Pinots.  I was so impressed with the fact that this is NOT an over-extracted Pinot Noir. It’s not the big, over the top, juicy wine that seems to be a fad in California right now.  This is a pristine pinot, with minerality, elegance, and precision. […]

One of the top 5 wines I have ever experienced…

This is one of the most eclectic, fascinating, mesmerizing wines I have ever tasted in my life.  I have tasted an amazing array of remarkable wines, and this wine is simply breath taking. It’s actually comical when you put this in your mouth and play with it; the density, concentration, richness, balance, power, intensity, elegance, […]

World class Pinot and Syrah; Russian Hill Estate

2014 started with a BANG! Last week our staff was able to taste the wines of the always stellar Russian Hill Estate. Check out the bottom of the post for our favorite Syrah and Pinot from the tasting. Russian Hill Estate is a family owned and operated winery, located in the heart of the Russian […]

Honig a leader in sustainability and spectacular wines

In 1964, Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in Rutherford from the Wagner’s (owners of nearby Caymus Vineyards), in the heart of the Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted with Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which he sold to neighboring wineries. Louis worked to create a family gathering place at the ranch, for his […]

‘Bartolucci Vineyard’ sandwiched between Abreu & Spottswoode

I had a bottle of the 2010 Honig Bartolucci Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet in San Francisco over the weekend and absolutely loved it.  I have always supported Honig wines and inquired about the availability of their top of the line Cabernet yesterday.  I now understand why Honig has always been “hush-hush” about this bottling.  The […]