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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon

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  • Another historic CA site, the James Berry vineyard in Paso still has some old ... old ... warmer site than Pritchard Hil Read More

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  • Mark, Carneros and Oak Knoll get most of the Napa mention for cooler weather ... don't see any reason why Pritchard Hill would be any less, it probably carries an elevation along with it. For that matter, any mountain site in Napa with elevation such as Howell or Mt. Veeder would be interesting, but the opportunity cost is high for the produce... Read More

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  • Thank you for the link, John.  Very interesting.Her comments about losing ...  On the other hand, is Pritchard Hill the right place for Chardonnay?  Pritchard Hill is now considered primo Cabernet Sauvignon territory.  Chappellet is, I would wager, the best known producer from Pritchard Hill.  (By any chance did Robert Long sell his vineyard t... Read More

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  • What have been some of the high and low points of your career?The only huge ... ... in the late 1960s, on Pritchard Hill [Napa] land owned, and leased to us, by Robert Long. My disappointment was when Robert eventually sold the vineyard. All of the great old Chardonnay was pulled out and planted to Cabernet by the new owner. Great old Chardon... Read More

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  • I am bringing this one back to life because I just received e-mail notification ... be tasted including the 2008 Pritchard Hill.It turns out that April 19 is my birthday.  So, I have signed up myself and Mrs. EMark.  This will get our little celebration off to a good start.  I hope that they that Total WIne addresses the problems that I mention... Read More

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  • Good topic, EdWilley.  I haven't had the Les Pavots or the like, ... ... ... dipped my toes into the Pritchard Hill, but, at $150, it ranks like a steal compared to its neighbors.  I'm heading up there to try it soon, and I'll report back.Back when I was an impoverished young public defender, I bought a bottle of Pahlmeyer's flagship red for ... Read More

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  • Here's the link ... Veeder and (coming soon!) Pritchard Hill sub AVAs are all hilly/mountainous.  No guarantee, but I find the wines from those areas more to my liking.  Rutherford can mean valley floor, rolling areas on the eastern edge like George III vineyard are better than those that border Rte. 29.  Read More

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  • Re: Regusci, I am saying this is yield management:  Prices are up for the ... the ... as the pioneer of Pritchard Hill even as the others in the AVA charge more.  So they then raise their prices to Pritchard Hill's mean.  Otherwise, hardly anyone would be paying attention to the creation of another AVA--Coombsville, anyone?  But now it's abou... Read More

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  • Could the kerfluffle over whether or not to get Pritchard Hill designated an AVA actually be a PR ploy?  One of my long-held beliefs is that there is no such thing as bad publicity, and in this case I don't see how Chappellet can lose out.  Actually, I can see a scenario in which their best case is for them to lose on the AVA thing.  Then, they ... Read More

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  • I heard recently that Chappellet has been resisting making Pritchard Hill an AVA because they want to be able to trademark their flagship wine.  I see To-Kalon-like litigation resulting.  While I understand the business reason for it, I think it harms them from a PR point of view.  What they could do is earn the right to call themselves Pritchar... Read More

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