Month: April 2020

General Wine, Must Try, Red wines, Uncategorized

There’s star power behind Frank Family Vineyards’ Napa Valley wines

Rich Frank had the money and Hollywood connections to launch his own winery in 1992, but it was no guarantee of success in the big-time Napa Valley market. Fortunately, Frank’s knowledge of and passion for wine, expert business sense, and close-knit family talent were the most valuable assets in the overall equation. The former president […]

Flavor of the day, French wines, Uncategorized

Hunker Down Series No. 3: Chateau Malescasse 2016, a Bordeaux bargain beauty

Chateau Malescasse 2016 (SRP $24) is an exceptional Left Bank value from Haut-Medoc, the result of a classic growing season that yielded Bordeaux’s biggest production output since 2006. While the highly acclaimed vintage pushed up Bordeaux prices an average of 13 percent – some Grand Crus jumped 60% – Chateau Malescasse bucks the trend and […]

Flavor of the day, Uncategorized, White Wines

Hunker Down Series: Hess Select Rose`, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay

If you purchase six or more bottles of any Hess Collection wines, the Napa Valley winery will deliver the package to your door for $1 in shipping costs. That’s a pretty good deal, one of many now being offered by wineries coast-to-coast in their shop-from-home campaigns during the COVID-19 crisis. The Hess Family Estate offers […]