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Merchant Picks By Sub Region

Merchant's Pick by Sub Region: Napa Valley

  1. Putting California Chardonnay On The Map - Again!
    September 02, 2020

    The 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay put California winemaking on the map.  

    Now famously known as "The 1976 Judgement of Paris," Chateau Montelena Chardonnay took 1st place in a blind tasting with a who's-who of french food and wine critics and some of...

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  2. 2016: The California Cabernet Vintage To Own!
    August 24, 2020

    2016 Napa Is THE Vintage To Own!

    If you are a fan of Goldschmidt's Game Ranch Oakville Cabernet you already know the story:

    Screaming Eagle is one of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignons from California. At $2,000 per bottle...

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  3. When At Home, It's Hourglass!
    August 17, 2020

    How good is Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc?

    Well, even though we thoroughly enjoy some high-profile domestic California Sauvignon Blancs like Merry Edwards, at home we serve Hourglass!

    The 2019 Hourglass is no ordinary California Sauvignon...

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  4. Former Cheval Blanc, Tignanello, and Bryant Family Team • One To Buy By The Case(s)!
    August 13, 2020

    Forget $60. Forget $50. You can even forget $40!

    This is the best thirty-something Napa Cabernet we have tasted in years - and we have tasted quite a bit of Cali Cab.

    With prices in Napa still on the rise, Stack House is an "under-the-radar" standout... and we...

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  5. "Legend In The Making"
    July 16, 2020

    The 2016 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red is a masterpiece and a, "legend in the making." James Suckling

    The rate at which Dominus is producing 100 point scores is staggering!

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