Jacob Franklin “Mon Chou” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Yountville, Napa Valley, California$75 (Wine Club Reorder Price $66) From the family who brought you Elyse Winery, Jacob Franklin is another Coursen family exclusive. Although the family recently sold Elyse, Ray and Jake Coursen are still producing a small amount of beautiful vineyard designated wines through this label. Ray Coursen grew up on a dairyContinue reading “Jacob Franklin “Mon Chou” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014″

Emerson Brown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Napa Valley, California $48 (Wine Club Reorder – $42) Emerson Brown originated during the harvest of 2005 when Keith Emerson and Brian Brown came together taking advantage of the excessively large crop that year. They were able to do a little horse-trading with growers who had too much fruit and get great prices on greatContinue reading “Emerson Brown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017”

Onward “Hawkeye Ranch” Carignane 2016

Redwood Valley, Mendocino, California $30 (Wine Club Reorder – $26) The first time I met Faith Armstrong she was letting me use her guest house shower after treating me to a tasty home cooked meal with her 4 children. When I first moved to Napa my plumbing was out for a week, so my roommateContinue reading “Onward “Hawkeye Ranch” Carignane 2016″

Mirror Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Rutherford, Napa Valley, California$32 (Wine Club Reorder – $28) Calling all Kirk Venge lovers!! This wine is ah-mazing and I am too excited to share it with you. Mirror is owned by Rick Mirer, who had a successful career playing football for Notre Dame, the 49ers, and the Raiders to name a few. Unlike someContinue reading “Mirror Sauvignon Blanc 2019”

Wade Cellars “Three by Wade” Chenin Blanc 2019

Clarksburg, Yolo County, California$25 (Wine Club Reorder – $22) There’s a really good reason behind why I respect basketball players: they’re wine snobs! Ever hear of the NBA secret wine society? Their team dinners now have wine pairings, they take team trips to Napa wineries, and they’re no longer “impressed by your financial portfolio or howContinue reading “Wade Cellars “Three by Wade” Chenin Blanc 2019″