Lava Vine Vineyards

707-942-9500 965 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515
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Lava Vine's wine grapes are hand-harvested, and the soil is nearly 100% volcanic. These wines are small production (only about 100 to 150 cases per vintage), so you'd best get to know them soon after their release. These wines sell out quickly! A trip to the Lava Vine tasting room is unmatched by any other on Silverado. You will be greeted by live music (including vocal harmonies, guitar and mandolin) and saloon-style comedic banter amongst your pourers ("bartenders"?). Forge genuine friendships with the wine maker and his band of merry pranksters while the cute yong couple from Oklahoma at the end of the bar, visiting the Napa Valley on their honeymoon, attempts to buy out an entire lot of Late Harvest Riesling. Varietal wines include Petite Sirah, Grenache, Viognier (one of very few in the Napa Valley), Cabernet Sauvignon, and of course, Chardonnay. Delicious snacks will be served during your tasting, and the nominal $10 tasting fee(s) is/are waived with any bottle purchase; 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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Lava Vine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2007

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    Full on the palate, with rich berry fruit and plenty of tannin. Let it have a year in the cellar to round in to form. If drinking now, go ahead and decant. Read More

    Wine review by BearBryant


  • Lava Vine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2006

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    No written review

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  • Hi all!!!  I want to buy four bottles of red that are not blends.  I want a cab that is a classic cab.  One that really pops in mind when you think of what a classic one is.  I need the same for Merlot, Pinot and Syrah.  I am going to perform my own blind tasting experiment to really nail down the nuances of each and differences between them.Oh ... Read More

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  • I am new to Snooth but not so new to wine - drinking, not so much "tasting". Can you share some of the elements that determine wine pricing? Curious. Anyone with thoughts, ideas, facts, please share. Thank you! Read More

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  • Lava Vine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2004

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    No written review

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  • just got back from Nappa visited Lava Vine Great cabs wonderful,helpful staft must stop on tasting tour jc fron NY

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  • Lava Vine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2004

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    Wine review by mferguson


  • Lava Vine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2004

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