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St. Helena is known as the “heart of the Napa Valley” wine region of California. Ironically, this thriving town built on the wine industry gets its name from the 1850s St. Helena Chapter (named for the mountain in the distance) of the Sons of Temperance, an organization dedicated to the reform and prevention of “drunkards.” 
 
In 1861, German immigrant Charles Krug established the first winery in his name. He not only pioneered European varietal plantings, but also fermentation techniques and the careful selection of root stocks. In the mid 1870s, the Beringers followed in his footsteps, establishing what would become the longest continuous winery in Napa. The Phylloxera crisis at the end of the century hit the region hard, and Krug had to file for bankruptcy. A year after his death in 1892, James Moffitt purchased the land and began replanting vines using the Phylloxera “cure” of graftings onto American roostock. The Beringers, meanwhile, were Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Parry Cellars

    Parry Cellars is Napa Valley’s smallest, single vineyard winery. We only produce 200 cases of an ...

  • Varozza Vineyards

    The original scissor press and redwood tanks are still located on the top floor of the winery, bu...

  • Tradewinds Winery

    At tradewinds winery, we focus on producing tropical fruit wines from 100% pure fruit. no additi...

  • Charnu Winery

    We are a small producer of ultra-premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Charnu Winery began i...

  • Cloud View Vineyards

    Cloud View produces a single proprietary premium red wine blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Mer...

  • S E Chase Family Cellars

    S. E. Chase Cellars pays homage to Sarah Esther Chase Bourn a woman who, like the wine which bear...

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  • Adam posted that on facebook on Wednesday morning. Keefer Ranch is in the RRV ... on it, so 30T per.Over in St Helena they picked Pellet Ranch Cab yesterday morning. Cabernet being fairly immune to rain due to the loose clusters. I would imagine most everyone will have their fruit in by weeks end though weather looks clear and warm with highs ... Read More

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  • Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin

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    2012 Vintage... Gold painted bottle..-Nice Medium Body, great visual Cabernet. Raspberries... and more Raspberries, with smoke and elegant. Thanks for the Taste Table #4. Served with Porcini and Truffle Rissoto, Gnocchi Gorgonzola and NY Prime Tagliatta and Arugola. Amazing. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • ET phoned home.This fellow is not the same Montoya. He is a young local NorCal ... Rutherford Ranch Winery in St Helena. Fruit sourced from around the state, mostly sub-$15 bottles of Cab, PN, Zin and Char Read More

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  • Bello Family Vineyards Oliver Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Strong oatmeal and lemon zest on the nose. This wine is a citrus powerhouse, manifesting all of the best brass and grass that Sauvignon Blanc has to offer. It's clear that 2012 is a cooler vintage, and the result is phenomenal. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2007

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    good fucking shit Read More

    Wine review by Patrick3000


  • Menage a Trois Red 2010

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    Excellent !! Read More

    Wine review by Leigh Ann Laughon


  • Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel California 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by meganeh


  • Titus Sauvignon Blanc Andronicus 2012

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    Fairly simple sauv blanc without much going on. Not much of the NZ grapefruit nor much of the Napa creaminess/layers. Some light lemon and a touch of pear with low to medium acidity and a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I toured Whitton Ranch, where the Geyserville fruit comes from, last year with David Gates. They lease the vineyard from Trentadue. Dry farmed blend of Zin, Carignane, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mataro, Alicante Bouschet and others.  Quite a historic spot for sure. Pics are on my dead iPad but I might be able to fish a couple off my phone. Nope , I ha... Read More

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  • "Went to lunch today at Solbar in Calistoga with a couple friends from ... ... I stopped at ACME in St Helena and picked up a Tendu white wine from Steve Matthiasson and Jolie Lainde Syrah Grenache blend. Now I sit on a mountain road between Oakville and Glen Ellen with a flat tire. Ugh" First paragraph I started to say 'stop rubbing it in'. ... Read More

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