Cain Vineyard & Winery

707-963-1616 3800 Langtry Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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The transformation from grape to wine is magical. 1,000 years ago, alchemists called this process “fermentation.” Today, enologists use the word “fermentation” to distinguish the biological conversions of grape sugars and acids from the physical processes of extraction, which they denote by the term “maceration.” Although much is understood, much is also misunderstood, and much more still remains a mystery. This is exactly as we would have it. Like cooking, and all of the food arts, winemaking is the culmination of a myriad of choices, some intended, some accidental, and some unseen. Our goal is to grow our grapes and make our wines with intention. Still, we understand and honor the fundamental truth that natural wine must be, in part, the outcome of circumstances beyond our control. Of course, we will always do everything we know and everything within our power, and everything we believe in, to ensure the best possible outcome. But we also know that, if wine were merely the predictable product Read more »

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Delicious and complex. Wonderful blend of complementary flavours Read More

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  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    The 2012 taste very muddy, like it was made over the weekend. Older versions used to be acceptable. The 2012 isn't. Read More

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  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Took a shot in the dark with this one and was pleasantly surprised. Nice forward fruit, full body and a big finish. If you're staring at wine in the grocery this one's hard to beat for $10. Read More

    Wine review by Drec


  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Smooth with flavors of cherry and spice. Low tannins Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co


  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Good medium flavour. Smooth. Easy drinking Read More

    Wine review by vintnermaster1234


  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    This was gifted to us, I just had a light pasta dish with pine nuts, tomatoes and fresh parsley, but an ideal pairing would be with a slightly richer meal. Burnt maple and brown sugar notes where detected in this wine...very nice, hubby and I fell in love with it! Read More

    Wine review by calsue9


  • Apothic Winemaker's Red 2012

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    Too sweet and very odd tasting. Think metallic caramel. Read More

    Wine review by ceekaynj


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