So, you're in Napa for a long weekend or maybe even a wallet-draining week. There's plenty of choices to feed your wine fix. This charming little vineyard absolutely, positively needs to make your "must visit" list. No tasting room. No walk ins. No boutique to purchase a variety of goods while visiting. You need to call, make an appointment, and then prepare yourself for a truly personal wine experience given where the family that grows it presents their five or six well-done sophisticated wines.
Frazier is a family-owned and operated winery committed to producing handcrafted, estate wines from the Napa Valley. Bill Frazier started the Frazier label in 1995 and, alongside his daughter & son-in-law, continues to follow in his passion producing approximately 1,500 cases per year of Cabernet and Merlot which express the unique characteristics of hillside vineyards in the Coombsville area of Napa.
Tasting Room & Picnic Grounds: Clos Du Val boasts one of the most friendly, down-to-earth winery experiences in Napa Valley brought to you in an incomparably beautiful setting. Clos Du Val offers everything from a casual tasting at their tasting bar, to formal tours and tastings with the winemaker, to large group wine tasting and blending seminars. Beautifully manicured grounds provide the perfect setting for romantic interludes or picnics with family and friends.
The wines speak for themselves... The grounds, ambiance and staff are first class! Jordan only makes chardonnay, very French....not oaky or buttery like most California chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are quite good. They have also started pressing their own olive oil.
The views are beautiful, the wines are great and the staff are all excellent; informative about the wines and the region. Rosalyn has poured for us several time and is professional and adorable. Make a reservation, get the Bench wine tasting, claim any one of many spots overlooking the valley and relax. All the wines we tasted were pretty good, the service was great, and the atmosphere fantastic!They treat you well and the location is awesome. It is also dog friendly which is a plus.
Landmark offers a gorgeous but relaxed setting to sample their wines. It really is a beautiful winery. Gracious, welcoming, picturesque and some darn good wines. Now that is a combination that can't be beat!
What is wine? Some might say it’s a fine beverage meant for a glass. The folks at Bonterra Vineyards won’t argue with that. They believe that a wine should also be a perfect expression of the grape from which it’s made and the land on which those grapes are grown.
n general, they have EXCELLENT Syrah. Their Syrah easily stand out and I consider it to be really top notch quality. Their Pinot Noir is indeed good and borderline great. I definitely like this place and I would recommend this to anyone.
"Winemaking is the perfect match of nature and art. The winemakers' task is to take what nature offers in the vineyard and help to guide what the vine has to offer in the form of wine." - Ken Musso, Winemaker
While the grapes for Chalone Vineyard Estate come from their high mountain estate, the grapes for the Monterey County wines come from distinct vineyards in the 75-mile long Salinas Valley, which begins in Monterey Bay and runs southeastward. Ancient volcanoes, active faults and tectonic plate movement created the Santa Lucia and Gavilan Mountain ranges, which flank the valley. The mountains form a wind tunnel, drawing cool ocean breezes off the Pacific Ocean into the valley. The cool air causes the vines to shut down and delays ripening of the grapes, leading to a longer growing season and hang time that results in intense fruit flavors.
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