Oakville Ranch Vineyards & Winery

707-944-9400 7781 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
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Oakville Ranch is rambunctiously alive. In the decades since Bob and Mary Miner bought the 350-acre property with a desire to showcase what the Oakville sub-appellation is capable of producing in the context of a mountain vineyard, the obsessive care that has gone into priming the soil and vines is now yielding fruit of unprecedented quality. With much of its pristine grasslands and forests untouched, the ranch is a landscape of uncontained beauty and boundless promise—promise that grows bolder with every harvest. A gradual and deliberate shift from conventional, reductive farming methods to more sustainable principles has established a naturally animated vineyard ecosystem. Organic practices now encourage plant and insect diversity among the vines, rather than trying to vanquish it. The soil is reawakened. The vineyards have been patiently replanted and the hillsides cultivated to allow terraces to grow in tandem with vines. Always a producer of super-premium fruit, Oakville Ranch is now yielding grapes of a quality unmatched by the vast majority of Napa Valley growers. Oakville Ranch is the original mountain vineyard of the sub-appellation that produces the New World's most celebrated Read more »

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  • Sauvignon

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Elsewhere you can read about the offline I attended with OT and GdP and a bunch of winemakers, winelovers, and the like.  But on the way there, I think I solved a major problem with California wine; over conversation with GdP and an assistant winemaker from Napa, my belief was confirmed.I read in an obituary of Aldo Conterno that he had come to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's wrong with California...


  • A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour                        100 points                  $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Utterly absurd


  • Hi,The Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction is a wonderful opportunity for wine lovers to gather to enjoy great wine for a good cause. This event, hosted by the Lexington Cancer Foundation, will donate 100% of the auction proceeds to cancer research, education and patient care. The Vintner Chair for this year will be Michael Polenske, Proprietor of B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Auction in Kentucky for...


  • Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1994

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    It's 2010 and this wine has held up perfectly. I wish i'd bought more, just a few bottles left. Read More

    Wine review by Wpociengel


  • I am hosting a Schreiner's Winers tasting Saturday and we're covering zins.  I was wondering what some Snooth favorites are.  I am looking to get 6-9 bottles from various areas and price ranges.  I already have a 2007 Plungerhead.  I was thinking something from Ridge?  Robert Biale?  Renwood, Ravenswood or Cosentino.  Thoughts? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zin Choices for tasting


  • http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/Looks like the Sat tasting is 150 wineries/ over 1000 wines plus food.  I am gonna try to make this one if a) I can get a room and b) friend or hubby can come.Looks GREAT- especially since I love the area. Read More

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  • The wife & I are making our first trip to Napa for a two day excursion.  We have been doing a lot of research, including reading up on the previous forum posts, thanks Honda John for your informative essay!  We're a little worried about going during the summer, and on a weekend, but it was the only time it worked for us, especially since we live... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Tips for a Rookie...


  • Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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    Deep rich cabernet with lots of spice notes in the aroma, some dark fruit. Lots of tannin, with dark fruit and tart dark fruit. Long finish with spice but a bit of heat. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


  • This day began with a trip to Bouchon Bakery for breakfast and coffee for the road, as we were venturing way up north to Dry Creek.  Having met Brendan Malm of Malm Cellars at a tasting in Vegas, he invited us to visit his winery.  We made the trip and met him at the location where his facility will be.  It wa sin the infant stages, with infinit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Trip- Day 4- 4/21/10


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  • Was just curious for some input what your favorite everyday value cabernets are that you are all currently enjoying in the under 20 dollar range? Thanks for all your inputs! Read More

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