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Paul "PB" Hein is a fifth generation Napan with roots into viticulture and winemaking dating back 129 years to 1879 when his three times great grandfather PJ Hein had 29,000 vines on Mount Veeder. However, like the rest of the current generations of the Hein family, his interest in wine was for many years confined to tasting and collecting. Paul felt that as a native Napan it made sense to make wine. With the intention of eventually opening a small boutique winery on his 47 acres above Saint Helena after he retired, he actively started making wine as an amateur in 2002. His early efforts won a few awards and had people asking him when they would be able to purchase his wines. He realized that it was time to get serious, so in 2005 Paul started his first commercial production under the name P. B. Hein Vineyards. Paul's approach to winemaking is to produce an extremely small lot, 1 ton or so, as a test to prove out both the vineyard and the winemaking method prior to releasing any wine for production. The best technique can't make excellent wine from poor grapes. Given the right vineyard in the right terroir, the grapes will do most of the work of making an excellent wine. According to Paul, it is the job of the winemaker Read more »

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  • Charbono

    Charbono is grown on just a handful of acres on California’s North Coast, mainly in the Napa Valley. This grape usual...

  • 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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  • P.B. Hein Vineyards Syrah Trailblazer Lyons Vineyard 2005


    Excellent Syrah! Much Enjoyed! Thank you P.B. Hein for your attention to detail in your wine making process. Keep up the good work.Josh Schrock Read More

    Wine review by Josh Schrock

  • Well I have plans to include several Syrahs in this thread over the next 2 weeks but let me begin with one of my favorite Syrah producers. J L Chave and his lovely 1996 Hermitage:Richly aromatic from the moment this is opened offering up an array of gamy tones to the earthy, blackberry fruit. Integrated in the mouth with the acidity seemingly qu... Read More

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