Tag Archives: Napa Cabernet

Parador Cellars: Spanish Style Wine in the Napa Valley

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Steve Ventrello founded Parador Cellars based on his ‘fantasy’ that three seemingly compatible grape varieties would marry and wined up creating an exceptional wine.  He intuited that blending the very best of his favorite varietals – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, along with the premier grapes of Spain and Italy, Tempranillo and Sangiovese – would yield a singular wine of […]

WaterMark Wines: Napa’s Best Kept Secret from the Winemaker of Diamond Creek Vineyards

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WaterMark Wine is a small longtime under-the-radar boutique winery run by Phil Steinschriber. Phil is also winemaker for the much coveted Cabernet Sauvignons of Diamond Creek Vineyards and because of his long history (35+ years) working in the wine industry in the Napa Valley has access to the best fruit sources, which he uses to […]

Featured Wine: Noemi Cabernet

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September is California wine month and nothing screams California quite like a Napa Valley Cabernet. This week’s featured wine is one we just keep coming back to and it continues to be our number one most re-ordered wine of all time! Vintage after vintage the Noemi Cabernet Sauvignon (made from the fruit sourced from the same vineyards […]

Featured Wine: Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon

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We are no stranger to this week’s featured wine Purlieu Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, previous vintages have landed the top spots of our annual 100 list and winemaker Julien Fayard was our 2016 winemaker of the year. The name Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area” and is a reference to their home base in […]

The Most Collectible Wines in the World

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First growth Bordeaux, the Grand Crus of Burgundy, Napa Cult Cabs, Italian Super Tuscans… these are considered some of the most rare and elite wines and are sought after by collector’s the world over. What makes a ‘great wine cellar’ is truly relative depending on the goals of the collector. Like most things in life, though, collecting works […]

Signorello Estate Makes a Cabernet for Everyone

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What brought the Signorellos to the Napa Valley was the romantic side of winemaking – growing grapes, working the land, and enjoying the wine country lifestyle of camaraderie, good wine and great meals. While the Valley lifestyle is a very real part of the business, there is a serious commitment required to create a premier […]

The Highest Rated Wines of the Week from Saint Helena Winery

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Saint Helena was created to promote estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon that appeals to curious and cultured wine buyers looking beyond big wine brands for new discoveries.They make wines for people who collect and enjoy rare items for personal indulgence. This week we had the pleasure of tasting through their lineup of cabernets. And our tasting panel […]