Fleur de California

+1 (707) 253-9463 1005 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94558
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With the enthusiasm of his twenty-five years and confidence in California’s potential for producing world-class wines, Francis & Kathy Mahoney and set out to realize a dream: to grow Pinot Noir and make wines that would stand up to the French Burgundies. Although centuries of experience in French vineyards and cellars indicated that Pinot Noir was considered to be a difficult varietal to nurture, Francis decided to challenge the possibilities within the Northern California soil and climate. Francis researched the elements that were linked with French Pinot Noirs. Burgundians were captivated by the concept of terrior - the influence of soil, sun exposure and rainfall on the style of a wine. Francis found “Los Carneros” which lays in the southern portion of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Often obscured by fog from the San Francisco Bay, year-round temperatures are cool and grapes are allowed to mature slowly in the Carneros region, similar to Burgundy, France. A mixture of old and new vines was preferred Read more »

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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • 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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  • When he started Kendall-Jackson Winery thirty-two years ago, Jess Jackson's vision was that everyone should have access to a luxury bottle of wine, wherever or whoever they are. The goal was to make premium wines at accessible prices. Judging by the scope and scale of Kendall-Jackson today, we can all agree he made good on his vision. Kendall-Ja... Read More

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • I just tried and purchased the Pinot Noir Rose, just wonderful! And beautiful label w/ one of my favorite flowers, sweet peas! I'll be going back for more to have for sipping this summer in Maine! Edwina Lango

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  • If anyone wants a counterpoint to CA (or Portuguese) Trousseau, as well as an interesting, refreshing white that isn't the same as chardonnay from there (which itself is different to that from nearby Burgundy), grab what you can from this offer of Ian Cauble's, if any's currently left. Good stuff. Apologies for the messy formatting. That emailer... Read More

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  • Fleur de California Petite Sirah 2010


    Light, airy and well balanced. Flavors of blackberry, raspberry and florals. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Fleur de California Pinot Noir Carneros 2006


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  • Fleur de California Pinot Noir Carneros 2011


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  • Fleur de California Chardonnay Central Coast 2011


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  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that point there were a lot of ripe, insipid Merlots on the market—many grown in areas that were too hot for the grape to ripen slowly, gaining full physiological maturity—so Miles’ sentiments reson... Read More

    From the article Napa Merlots

  • Fleur Rose Pinot Noir 2011


    I'm relatively new to wine, and this was one of the first I bought on my own. It's light with a floral taste. Really great finish. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Hello fellow Snooth-ers!My name is Caroline Henry and I am a #winelover and wine professional. I am a certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, passed the advanced WSET certificate with distinction and am now studying for my diploma. I live in Hautvillers in Champagne and work as a wine broker and social media consultant and wine ed... Read More

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