2016 BARBOUR VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Look no further for a heavenly 2016! Jim Barbour, master grape grower, teamed up with Celia Welch, winemaking extraordinaire, to create a world-class Cabernet.  If we had to choose a current favorite, we’d put this one right up at the top.  Unbelievable juice, dedication to quality, and pure specialness is what comes wrapped in this […]

2017 CATERWAUL Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Caterwaul is a new collaboration between superstar winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and Matt Hardin from Barbour Vineyard Management.  Started in 2014, they produce a Cabernet from Matt’s estate vineyard in Pope Valley and a Regusci Vineyard release from Stags Leap District. Brown is the winemaker for some of Napa’s and Sonoma’s most iconic labels – […]

2016 LE PICH Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker Julien Fayard defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild where he says he learned how not to excessively intervene with the winery.  He says, “If you put in the hard work in the vineyard, you have to trust and have patientce.  Then, on its own, the wine will become […]

2016 PERFECT SEASON Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Grown.  Hand-Farmed.  Hand-Made. Vintner Norma Hunt started this project with her now-late husband Lamar – inventor of the Super Bowl.  In 2000, Norma purchased land in Knights Valley, right down the hill from Joe Montana’s property, no less.  She brought on the incredible duo of Jim Barbour of Barbour Vineyard Management and winemaker Philippe […]

NEW RELEASES: Mending Wall

And on a day we meet to walk the line And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. from Robert Frost’s Mending Wall The boundary that separates neighbors is the boundary that brings them together…the namesake of Mending Wall.  This beautiful new winery on Silverado Trail […]

LARRY HYDE CHARDONNAY: Everything you could want in a white wine

The grapes from Hyde Vineyard have long been sought after for some of California’s top-rated Chardonnays such as Aubert and Kistler.  Founded in 1979 by Larry Hyde, it is a grand cru-caliber site primarily known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit. In 2009, Larry decided to debut his own small lot production project and […]