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Against this trend of vineyard-designated wines comes THIRTEEN — a wine made not from not just one vineyard, but from a baker’s dozen, each one more esteemed than the next. What distinguishes these vineyards is that they have been chosen as the best representatives of their respective sub-appellations: Howell Mountain, Rutherford, etc. Napa Valley has 13 of these sub-appellations, or did, when we picked the fruit.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Inquire online or events, Mailing/Waiting List for Wines.
The Atkins founded 5 Points Cellars in 2006 with three wines: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Ink Grade Vineyard in Howell Mountain and a highly acclaimed vineyard in Oakville noted for producing many of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in California; and Syrah from White Hawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Inquire online or events.
We had access to some great Napa vineyards and a successful winemaker with a proven track record. Presently we are producing only one wine in miniscule quantities. It is of course our favorite varietal – Cabernet Sauvignon.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Inquire online or events.
A tour of the winery, starting with the 1941 Garolla grape crusher from Italy and ending with the finished product resting in the redwood tanks, can easily be arranged by calling James Jordan.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Open No-Appointment, Inquire online or events, Special Events, Weddings/Receptions.
Since the early 1900’s the Rafanelli family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. Four generations later they are still keeping with the tradition, growing premium grapes and producing world class wines. The winery is small, and being family owned and operated, production is limited, with the focus on quality not quantity! The family prides themselves on producing consistently exceptional wines year in and year out, specializing in some of the finest Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  By Appointment.
A.P. VIN specializes in handcrafted, vineyard-designate pinot noir, each bottling offered in very limited production releases, and each showcasing the flavors and nuances of the various prized vineyard sources and distinct vintages.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  By Appointment, Inquire online or events, Mailing/Waiting List for Wines.
The name I chose, you might have figured out, is my beloved last name (compliments of a Lebanese father). Since it is not one of those easily pronounced names, like Smith, I decided it would be best to have something else on the label to catch the eye. I decided on the lotus flower. A variety of waterlily, the lotus rises in the morning from the muddy waters to open its perfectly symmetrical petals symbolizing the creation of life; purity, resurrection and perfect beauty; the union of bliss and emptiness, night and day, male and female. The closed lotus bud signifies potential.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Inquire online or events, Mailing/Waiting List for Wines.
David Abreu is a third generation native of the Napa Valley. David grew up in Rutherford, California in a family with farming interests. Starting at an early age, David worked during the summers at Inglenook and Caymus vineyard. As time passed, David Abreu interests focused on viticulture and ultimately he began to farm and manage several properties on his own. In 1980 he founded David Abreu Vineyard Management, Inc. That same year he developed the Madrona Ranch vineyard. David produced his first wine in 1986 from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc at Madrona Ranch. His first commercial release was with the 1987 Abreu Madrona Ranch.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Mailing/Waiting List for Wines.
Located a short drive off Interstate 5 on the scenic outskirts of Lodi, Abundance has quickly grown into a favorite destination spot for wine aficionados near and far and the reasons are tastefully apparent. Step inside the expansive tasting room and you’ll find a rock displayed with the inscription We’re an Attitude Free Winery, which sums up the unpretentious philosophy at Abundance.
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Open No-Appointment, Inquire online or events.
I like the small-time charm of the winery, and the staff are just super nice. Our wine host, Margaret, was a gem! Super knowledgeable about the wines and so much fun to chat with. In fact, during the course of our tasting I realized she had served me the last time I had visited!
Services:  Winery.
Features/Activities:  Open No-Appointment, Inquire online or events, Mailing/Waiting List for Wines.

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