Carneros Wine

Los Carneros- The first AVA one comes to as one splits off the Napa Vallejo Highway and takes route 29 towards the City of Napa from the south is Los Carneros. Reaching from close to the southern border of the county to the southwestern edge of the City, Carneros was the first AVA to be determined solely by climate. It has the unusual honor of spanning across the southern reaches of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The climate here is cool, think summer in San Francisco, and while the average rainfall is the lowest in Napa Valley it can be a humid region due the fog that rolls in off the bay. These conditions are ideal for the so-called cool climate grapes of Burgundy. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay rule the roost here yielding ripe yet balanced wines with fresh acidity and a round, friendly feel. Merlot is a distant third, though the cool, crisp quality of the fruit can produce attractively elegant examples and an excellent structural component for blending. Los Carneros is a source of successful sparking Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Bedrock Hudson Vineyard South T'N'S-blocks Syrah 2012

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    OK wine, but not my favorite Bedrock. Kind of a "unsweeted prune" entry. Then some pretty serious tannin. If you like a "rustic" wine, this might do it for you. Lots of dustiness. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Clos Pegase Chardonnay Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros 2015

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    Plush and aromatic with green apple and toasted caramel notes, lightly smoked with deep toasted vanilla and a touch of lemon. Creamy, oaky and buttery on the palate, with fruit notes of peppery lemon, green apple and plantain, this finishes with a crisp flash of oak and plenty more melted butter. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros Napa 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by ShanonDean


  • Rombauer Chardonnay 3 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by ShanonDean


  • Barnett Vineyards Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard 2014

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    Easy to detect oak-induced butter on the nose. However, on the tongue, worries of too much oak subside. Peach and kiwi flavors emerge. A slight suggestion of caramel. Then a bit of lemony acid. Generally, the kind of Chardonnay I enjoy. I agree that this is, certainly, not a long ager, but it is, currently, nowhere near a downward slope. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Quivet Cellars las Madres Vineyard Hulda Block Syrah 2013

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    Dark purple color. Sulphur funk takes a few minutes to dissipate. Spritz on the tip of the tongue. Lots of red fruit--strawberry, plum. Some black pepper and some earthiness mid-palate. Stiff tannin balanced, though, by acid. Pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Yes Mark,5 Chardonnay2008 Maybach Eterium2014 Ancillary2016 Kutch Sonoma ... ... Whole Cluster1996 Truchard Carneros - DOA2008 Rhys Skyline2 Cabernets2015 Rivers Marie Panek2014 Myriad Elysian Dr CranePinot Rose2016 KutchA Burg2000 Michel Magnien Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots Reserve13 assorted Domestic Pinot Noirs2012 Fogline Vineyards... Read More

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  • Acacia Pinot Noir Carneros 2014

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    Ugly chemical noseprobably sulphur. Light cherry flavor on the tip of the tongue. Then, not much of anything else. Pretty much, a pedestrian wine. On the other hand, once you get past the nose, it really doesnt suck. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

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    In the glass the wine is translucent and with a brownish tinge to it. On the tongue Im getting some cherry cough syrup that has been the rage with California PNs, these days. On the other hand, Ive had worsemuch worse. In all honesty, the sensation fades fairly quickly. Sturdier tannin that I see in most CA PNs. To me that makes it taste mo... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Poseidon Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    Acquired in Kaua'i, Hawai'i, after a Golden State Warriors 2017 series clenching loss at Cleveland. Only to let our family get home to celebrate their Game 5 victory. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


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