Archive for the ‘Napa Valley’ Category

For those of you looking for something unique, we are offing both a great deal and limited availability on a Napa Cabernet that recently scored 95 Points!  Check it out here.

For those friends of yours who love Cabernet Sauvignon, why not give them a unique, small production wine from a new cult wine producer – Krutz Family Cellars?  Their 06 vintage was ranked one of the top 100 wines in 2011 by Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2011), and it has already sold out. Get in early, this new producer’s wine will soon be available for wine club members only. Today, we are offering a limited quantity of the 2007 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon at a +15% discount.


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I’m sorry but – it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift giving.  Considering that you’re reading this, you are undoubtedly planning on giving wine to some of the people on your list. For those friends of yours who love Zinfandel, why not give them a wine you can’t find at your local grocery store, i.e., a slightly culty producer like Tofanelli?

This week, Indie Winemakers is offering hand-crafted artisan Zinfandel from Napa Valley produced by Tofanelli Family Vineyards. This is the same fruit used by Orin-Swift’s the ‘Prisoner’, which was ranked #17 of the top 100 wines in 2007 by Wine Spectator!  Deal Alert: No shipping fees and no tax outside of California means an additional savings of over $30 for most authorized ship-to states.  Only 5 states are restricted.  For additional information and to purchase, go here.

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Ziata Wines http://www.ziatawines.com/ is a new winery from the Cakebread family.  Started by Karen Cakebread, the inaugural release consists of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

The Sauvignon Blanc has clone 1 (gives it the citrus flavor) clone 7 (a gooseberry flavor) and is from a single vineyard.  I know there is a 3rd clone but I don’t have it in my notes.  For those who prefer “Minimalists” wines, this one is for you.  This wine is sharp, focused and loaded with bright acidity.  The nose was citrus with a slight floral influence.  The taste included grapefruit, lemon and a slight floral taste with a creamy mouthfeel.  The finish was long and satisfying. Yum!

The Pinot Noir has clone 777  (provides strong and intense colors, strong aromas, good balance – round, tannic) clone 115 (provides a purplish hue, superior bouquet, elegant rich aroma) and is from a single vineyard. The nose was of rich dark fruits such as blackberries and raspberries along with a slight oak influence.  The taste included the berries along with some vanilla from the new french oak used by Karen.  It is really new and will benefit from some bottle aging.

These are some great wines and we would love to include them in our website.

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30% off a 90 point Gold Medal Winner!

2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay

$16.80 only on Indie Winemakers

Free Shipping for volume purchase of 1 case

Kosher Wine – this wine was produced according to Jewish dietary laws

Indie Winemakers Sale -$16.80 plus shipping fees. This exceptional wine comes from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.  A perfect wine to share during the Hanukah-Chanukah-Januca-Hanukkah Holidays!

With its light sunflower hue and green apple, guava, and kiwi bouquet, Hagafen’s newest Chardonnay presents an integrated, melodious blending of bright apple, apricot, and pineapple, with a kiss of toasty oak. With one hundred percent malo-lactic fermentation yet light on the palete.


RATING: 90 points (Exceptional)

Our tasting Notes:

Our tasting notes include sight, aromatics and palate. For more information, see our Tasting Techniques

  • Sight: This wine is clear with a Light straw yellow hue. Some teardrops with no color variation.
  • Aromatics: Fruity with green apple, slightly floral and a slight butter, butterscotch, and oak aroma.
  • Palate: Very smooth soft mouthfeel, light to medium body with some richness; balanced. Nice wine that shows the youthful tendency toward freshness and simplicity; should gain complexity and harmony in a few months.

Food and wine

We suggest you pair the 2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay with Hanukah Latkes-and-Applesauce.

Click here to find out more about this wine

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Hagafen Cellars 2006 Prix Reserve Pinot Noir
Now $37 only on Indie Winemakers.com
Only 275 cases produced
This block-designate release from California Soleil Vineyard’s thirty-plus year old vines are reserved for Hagafen Cellar’s top-of-the-line “Prix” label. Indie Winemakers has a limited allocation of this 100% Pinot Noir wine available this week only.

Our website contains all technical data, tasting reviews and a suggested recipe to pair with this Pinot Noir.

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Don Ernesto Napa Valley Rose
Now $10.50 only on Indie Winemakers.com
Sold Out Everywhere Else

A great rose is light and refreshing, food-friendly and interesting to drink without requiring a lot of thought to appreciate. We want to quaff, not ponder…. Indie Winemakers has a limited allocation of this 100% Pinot Noir Rose wine available this week only. This wine is Kosher and has been produced according to Jewish dietary laws.

Our website contains all technical data, tasting reviews and a suggested recipe to pair with this Rose.

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Tamayo Family 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
35% off plus shipping fees. $19 this week on Indie Winemakers website only.

Double Gold Best of Appellation – Appellation America
Silver ’08 San Francisco Chroncle Wine Competition
88 points April 2008 Connoisseurs Guide

About this wine
Classically crafted, this Cabernet displays a unique personality and complexity coupled with power and refinement of previous vintages. A truly wonderful expression of earth, vine and art of the winemaker combined!

Deep, persistent aromas with dark fruit and subtle French oak aromatics. This wine is all power and finesse on the palate. Full and round with concentrated red fruit essences that linger long through the dry finish. This is a wine that will benefit from cellaring however remains approachable now with airing or decanting.

Food and wine
Pair with Rack Of Lamb Dinner With Herb Crust And No Fuss. See our Recipe Tab for preparation instructions.


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