Recent Entries

  • 2007 Castello Ducale Pallagrello Nero Terre del Volturno IGT

    Mission Codename: The Land of Volturno Operative: Agent White Objective: Visit Italy’s Campania region and secure an exclusive and rare selection for our operatives. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Castello Ducale Wine Subject: 2007 Pallagrello Nero – Terre del Volturn...
  • 2007 McKenzie-Mueller 'The Spaghetti Western' Napa Valley Red W

    Mission Codename: A Fist Full of Grapes Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to McKenzie-Mueller winery and raid their stash. Locate their flagship red blend and retrieve an ample allotment for our eager Operatives. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: McKenzie-Mueller Wine Subject: ...
  • 2007 Pestoni Family Howell Mountain Estate Reserve Merlot

    Mission Codename: Above the Fog Operative: Agent Red Objective: Merlot is not frequently featured here, not because we don’t love the food-fantastic varietal, but because we are so picky. Respond to Operative requests for a great Merlot by sending Agent Red to our friends at Rutherford Grove...
  • 2007 B Cellars Blend 25

    Mission Codename: The Limitless Operative: Agent Red Objective: Send Agent Red back to B Cellars, whose spectacular wines are made by all-start winemaker and winemaking favorite, Kirk Venge. Procure every last available case of their flagship red wine, their Blend 25, a wine made from some of the ...
  • 2009 Portalupi Wine Mendocino County Barbera

    Mission Codename: Tradizione di Piemonte Operative: Agent White Objective: Secure an allocation of Portalupi’s prized Mendocino County Barbera. Mission Status: Accomplished Current Winery: Portalupi Wines Winemaker: Tim Borges Backgrounder: Barbera, the third most planted varietal (...
  • 2009 Troubadour Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    Mission Codename: Oh, Occitania! Operative: Agent Red Objective: For our special Elite Operative Saturday, infiltrate Maroon wines, in the Napa Valley. Extract their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – a true Napa Valley gem – and make it available at a Top Secret price. Mission Status:...
  • Alberto Quacquarini Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Secco

    Mission Codename: Scintillare Fresco Rosso Operative: Agent Sparkle Objective: Secure an exclusive Italian sparkler for our operatives Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Alberto Quacquarini Wine Subject: Vernaccia di Serrapetrona Secco DOCG Backgrounder: Produced in the Marche...
  • 1999 Renteria Cabernet Sauvignon

    Mission Codename: If you wish long enough… Operative: Agent Red Objective: After a two year hiatus, send Agent Red back to Renteria. Raid the winery’s stash of 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was recently reported to be drinking brilliantly. Mission Status: Accomplished! C...
  • 2006 Axis Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

    Mission Codename: On Axis Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to multi-year favorite, Arimda Winery. Secure their newest single vineyard Castelli-Knight Ranch Pinot Noir for our Pinot-loving Operatives. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Axis Cellars Wine Subject: 2006 Pinot Noir ...
  • 2005 Alderbrook Winery Confluence Zinfandel/Syrah Blend

    Mission Codename: Rivers Crest Operative: Agent Red Objective: After more than a three year absence from our pages, send Agent Red back to Alderbrook Winery, in the Dry Creek Valley, where their library is rumored to be holding back some remarkable wines. Infiltrate their private stash and retriev...