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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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  • Tradewinds Winery

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

  • Cloud View Vineyards

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

  • Taplin Cellars

    The Taplin family reflects the history of American westward migration and the development of t...

  • Charnu Winery

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

  • S E Chase Family Cellars

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

  • Varozza Vineyards

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

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  • My friend had lined up a special VIP tasting at Beringer's Rhine House, but we had some time before our appointment, so we stopped in to St. Supéry on our way up north.  I had tasted a couple of their wines and was curious to taste through their catalogue, so we stopped in. It's a surprisingly industrial looking facility, but nicely appointed in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Trip- Day 3- 4/20/10


  • Bommarito Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    Sourced from Rutherford and St. Helena. Wonderful cab!- Tasted at winery 4/20/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    Ample fruit and good tannin all work toward a long, smooth finish. Good weight. Very nice.- Tasted at winery 4/20/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Whitehall Lane Merlot St. Helena 2006

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    Aromas of dark cherry with floral hints of violet and lavender. Deep cherry core on the finish. Very cherry driven merlot.- Tasted at winery 4/20/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Beringer St. Helena Home Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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    Tasted at the Beringer Rhine House 4/20/10 Read More

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  • Beringer St. Helena Home Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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    This single vineyard cab is one of my favorite wines ever tasted. Spectacular floral laced cab. It's beautiful, densely concentrated and super complex. Awesome!!- Tasted at the Beringer Rhine House 4/20/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    Ripe, vivid aromatics of currant, florals and hazelnut-scented oak. Sleek yet muscular package with rich intense tannins all in balance. Sweet fruit and oak on the nose, nearly pinot scented. Great structure and balance between bold tannin and extremely ripe fruit.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 4/24/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • The unfortunate thing, is that I seem to have lost some of my notes.  I suppose that happens with wine consumption. Anyway, we began the day with a drive through St. Helena up the mountain to Pride Mountain Vineyards, as my friend had arranged another tasting for us.  We were greeted with a small pour of the chardonnay and once our group was com... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Trip- Day 2- 4/19/10


  • Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    Wine review by Kraftkid


  • V. Sattui Winery Red Blend St. Helena Sattui Family Red NV

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    Madeira perhaps isn't my thing, I'd cook with it, but not drink it. It did have an interesting orange peel finish to it.- Tasted at winery 4/19/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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