Yountville Wine

To the south of Oakville and comprised virtually entirely of valley floor land, Yountville is the southernmost end of the historic vineyards of Napa Valley. The climate here changes significantly due to the direct maritime influence from the San Pablo Bay as well as the effests of the swampy marsh soils that begin just south of the town of Yountville. While the soils to the north of town are similar to those of Oakville, though perhaps a bit more compact and finely grained, they are even more diverse and layered with more heavy clays representing centuries of the decay and wash of the upper valley and hillsides. This is a transitory area where the Cabernet dominant vineyards of the north yield to the Chardonnay and Pinot dominated vineyards of the southern edges of the valley. That is not to say that Cabernet is not grown here but both Merlot and Cabernet Franc may be both more important and distinctive. The style here is round and can be softer than to the north. The effect of the cooler climate being Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Yountville View all

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Rocca Family Vineyards

    Vintners Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby are crafting some of the most elegant, complex and intensely...

  • Grace Patriot Wines

    In 2000 the Grace Family took over ownership of the historic ranch property which had been in the...

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  • WW, take Outthere's advice very seriously.  He lives close to Napa ... name of that restaurant in Yountvill Read More

    Forum post in the topic Birthday trip to Napa


  • James Cole on the Silverado trail is a hidden gem.  They make a Malbec and ... ... on Washington Street in Yountville.  There are some lesser known places that are very good. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Birthday trip to Napa


  • Many restaurants in California will not open a bottle for you if it is offered ... ... of corkage, TFL in Yountville just raised theirs to $150! Wine Li Read More

    Forum post in the topic #1 Wine Dining faux pas nominee


  • Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Napa Valley 2010

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    Wine review by jcooper924


  • Lail Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Georgia 2008

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    Wine review by SCM42


  • So I'm a day late, sue me. Wednesday night a few of us got together in Napa ... on on Mt Veeder overlooking Yountville and Stags Leap they had to plant Tribidrag. 2011 was their inaugural vintage.  This wine expressed the dark fruit and ripeness characterized by Zin with a spice an intensity that is a trademark of their mountain property. Not r... Read More

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  • Keever Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2009

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate 2005

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    Wine review by Nickrueter


  • I've been stalking this thread and napa girl, out there's posts. ... ... Saturday.  Then on to yountville for 2 nights at maison fluerie, and one night at waters edge in tiburon before heading home.  Only been in the area one other time , never on the napa side and will want to get in some biking hiking to burn off all the wine.  So much wine,... Read More

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  • Rosenblum Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Vintner's Cuvée 2009

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    I'm not an expert in white wines but this one seems to be nice. Sweet candy nose and spicy walnuts in flavour.Keep in mind, acidity and sweetness may vary depending on temperature. It shows more acidity right out of fridge and becomes more sweet at room temperature. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


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  • Great location in middle of the napa region with amazing restaurants and accomodations

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