Wine of the Day: 2013 Bumgarner Cabernet Sauvignon #WBC17

Last month, I attended the 10th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference, which was held in Santa Rosa, California.   The conference is a great opportunity to connect with my fellow wine writers, learn about ways to improve one’s writing, social media influence, photography, etc. Of course there is wine!  Lots and lots of wine! As if we…

Wine of the Day; 2013 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon GEO

This is an enticing, delicious,well-structured wine that is sure to please! Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Silverado Vineyards’, Mount George Vineyard located in the Coombsville appellation of the Napa Valley.  It was one of the first vineyards planted to vitis vinefera in the Coombsville AVA. Under the care of pioneering Napa vintner,…

Wine Of The Day; 2013 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor

2013 Don Melchor – “It shows enticing cassis, black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and extra dark chocolate with espresso bean flavors”. Concho Y Toro’s Don Melchor vineyard is situated at an altitude of 2,145 feet, at  the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River.  It is part of the Puente Alto (“high…

Wine of the Day: 2012 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Selection

While Rombauer is best known for their Chardonnay, over the last few years they have been refining their red wine program Fruit for the 2012 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Rombauer estate vineyards and top grower vineyards in Stags Leap, Calistoga, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs.  It is…

2012 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stice Lane Vineyard

Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Rombauer Vineyards‘s estate Stice Lane Vineyard in the St. Helena AVA .  A former river bed, the site’s gravel deposits provide ideal soils for growing concentrated full-bodied Cab.   Sustainable farming practices were utilized throughout the growing season.   The vineyard is  Napa Green/Fish Friendly Farming certified….

An Awesome Judgment of Paris Inspired Blind Tasting #JOP40

The Pacific Point Wine Tasting Club (“PPWTC”) does a Judgment of Paris inspired blind tasting My wife and I founded the Pacific Point Wine Tasting Club in 2010.  Originally conceived as a neighborhood based wine tasting club, the club’s membership has grown dramatically. That’s primarily because friends of friends have joined the fun over the…

#WineWednesday Review; 2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

From time to time, I receive wines samples from wineries or their public relations agencies for review.  I’ve decided to feature such samples on #WineWednesday’s. This is the second vintage of Faust I’ve tried (I also tried the 2011). The Winery Faust Winery is the creation of Augustin Huneeus and it continues to satisfy his long-held desire to produce…

Wine of the Week; 2012 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  This week’s wine is the 2012 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo Legendary Collection. The Winery Casillero del Diablo is one of the many brands of Concha Y Toro, the largest…

A Taste of @DateNightWine with Phifer Pavitt

I recently received a couple of wine samples from Napa Valley based Phifer Pavitt Winery.  It’s a winery that’s completely new to me. I don’t know why, but coming across new to me wineries is always a bit of a surprise.   That’s because…well…I’m a promiscuous wine lover that “gets around” so to speak. Between…