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November 30, 2016

My 2015 Wine of the Year is 2013 Lamborn Family Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

After returning from Hong Kong last week my wife Kim and I enjoyed a special dinner together and we shared a bottle of 2013 Lamborn Family Cabernet Sauvignon; after a few sips I turned to her and said “this is phenomenal wine!” This is my #1 wine of the year from California. I receive thousands of phone calls this time of year from people looking for that  very special gift bottle for family, friends and clients, and most often people ask for the exact same old handful of expensive Napa wines.  These conversations bore me to death as do most of those wines. In fact I just tasted 13 of the greatest and famous California Cabernets some that cost a $100-150 more than the Lamborn wine, and the Lamborn wine blows them away.

Here is my Lamborn Story…

Howell Mountain is a long way from my beloved Bo...

October 31, 2016

When we started PrimeCellar in 2008 we tasted hundreds of wines that we bought from local retailers and from trade tastings; our goal was to find exciting California wines of high quality, from small boutique producers that were just getting started, just as we were.

The wines from Kokomo Winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma immediately caught our attention, so we made an appointment to visit. We were warmly greeted by the young owner/winemaker Erik Miller and his partner, wine grower in Dry Creek for four generations, Randy Peters and after tasting their new releases, we were able to sign them up to represent them in Asia. Erik and Randy have teamed up to make many great wines in the last 8 years, from Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhone blends, Dry Muscat and of course the most famous grape from Dry Creek Zinfandel! As Erik’s family o...

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