The property is beautiful, complete with a pond, a fountain, beautiful views and plenty of benches and seating to sit back and enjoy your purchase. In the near future, they'll have a heli pad and side VIP entrance for the celebs and famous peeps who wanna sip in peace. I'll keep that in mind if I ever want to fire up the jet and visit them again. The cabs are dark, juicy and have beautiful balance. Make sure to walk away with a few bottles of the Persistence. In my opinion, it is the perfect holiday wine. Tons of black fruit, some tobacco, and intriguing minerality.
Red Table Wines
Red Table Wines
cNab Ridge Winery now combines the pioneering winemaking spirit of John Parducci with the new tradition and vitality of Rich Parducci. Rich makes wine in the style made famous by his grandfather, John: complex, approachable, and enjoyable to drink. Production in 2005 was 12,000 9-liter cases.
What a great experience. I love this tasting room. A must if you are going wine tasting in Sonoma County. Downtown Healdsburg is as quaint as can be and the wines here are excellent, and the people working here are super friendly.
In 1990 Joe started planting a vineyard on a 40-acre parcel in Calaveras county. He planted only Portuguese varietals. In 2000 Joe started building what would become Catano Winery on the lower level and the family home up top. February 2001 Joe met Anna, asked her to be his wife in July and they entered wedded Bliss in December. In October 2002 Joe and (8 month pregnant) Anna had their first harvest in their newly bonded winery.
All grapes are hand picked, pressed, bottled, and labeled by a very supportive group of family and friends. After a hard days work, they enjoy food and wine together!Catano Winery created the brand name Quintetta because we primarily use 5 traditional Portuguese Port varietals: Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca.
Grown on over 1000 acres in Monterey County, the diverse vineyards of Hahn Estate make up some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah plantings in the region. The unique qualities of the vineyards coupled with the sunny days and foggy nights helps to create wines of depth and complexity.
This is one of Napa's most memorable wineries - and the newest. It took more than half a decade to build and involved hand masonry by Italian artisans. Why? Because Castello is truly a castle. A Medieval, stone castle.... with a moat!
Frank Latcham and his family started Latcham Vineyards in 1981 as a retirement dream after practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. The Latcham family knew El Dorado County well from many family outings to the Gold Rush country and fell in love with the north slope of a small, beautiful valley near the historic town of Fair Play, California.The Latcham Family continues to operate both Latcham Vineyards and Granite Springs Winery today with the help of their dedicated and knowledgeable staff who are dedicated to producing premium wines of the highest caliber.
Confessions of a Winemaker Chef - I always considered winemaking to be “cooking”. Through my entire time as a chef, I wanted to work with the flavors, textures, and aromas of grapes from the California coast. Finally I took the plunge and moved to Napa Valley.
Here's a winemaker who goes out of his way to write a warm personal thank you at the end of the year that frankly sets Page apart. Just good business -sure. But more than that I think. Kudos to Bryan Page for a terrific stable of wines and an awareness that the 'why' of what he is doing-making great intimate experiences for his growing wine club - is critical to his success.