Monthly Archives: March 2015

2012 Teeter Totter Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

I scored this fabulous wine 95 Points when we tasted it, and Wine Spectrum Advisors collectively scored this 95+ Points; I suspect this will be 96 Points in a short amount of time as it will get even better!  This is gorgeous Cabernet that is firing on all cylinders right now, and will continue to […]

Melka + Barbour + 2012 Vintage = Magic

I love a team that works well together to produce an excellent product. In the wine world there are a lot of great winemakers, and fewer great viticulturist. It is not too often that they come together, but when they do….. the results are astounding. Now combine that combination with a vintage like 2012…. the […]

The Italian Work Horse: Sangiovese

wine bottle in wicker carrier

If Italian grapes were to enter a popularity contest, Sangiovese would definitely be the ringer. We continue our exploration of Italy with it’s most widely planted red grape variety, Sangiovese. It is the main grape used in the most popular wine’s of Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, along with Super Tuscans not to mention […]

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, […]