Renteria Wines

(707) 253-7686 6236 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94559
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Salvador Renteria arrived at Sterling Vineyards in 1962 from Mexico working first as a field laborer, then a vineyard supervisor. After several years, Salvador left to oversee the formative vineyards of Beaulieu Vineyards, Clos Pegase, Cuvaison and Silverado. While working these vineyards, Salvador initiated novel vineyard experiments which earned the respect of famed vintners such as Andre Tchelistcheff, Rick Forman and John Thacher. Urged by these winemakers to implement trials on trellising, canopy management and other innovative grape management techniques, Salvador was among the first in the Napa Valley to do so. Salvador had the rare ability to focus the divergent ideas of different winemakers and as a result guided their vineyards into lower yields and higher quality grapes. Because of his skill and Hispanic heritage, Salvador was also able to bridge the difficult cultural and communication gaps that often exist between wineries and vineyard workers. In 1987, based upon the high demand and stellar Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Renteria Q Hill Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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    Wine review by rugbydan14


  • It's not often that one gets to taste a vertical of a premium Napa Valley Cabernet, and rarer still when those wines come directly from the producer's cellar! Join us, Juslyn Vineyards' General Manager Stephanie DeMasi and Snooth's Editor-in-Chief Gregogry Dal Piaz, as we taste these magical wines. Starting with the 2002 (one of the best vintage... Read More

    From the article New York Tasting Alert, April 13th


  • Javier Renteria Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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    Wine review by alexcherroni


  • Renteria Pinot Noir Carneros Knittel 2005

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    This smells lovely, with an excellent combination of fresh fruit notes as well as incipient tertiary tones. This has subtle suggestions of bookbinders glue, old paper, pomegranate seeds, a hint of persimmon, fresh floral tones, really deep and complex. Seductive on entry, with bright acids yet a soft, somewhat resolved bed of tannins combining t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Renteria Pinot Noir River Ranch 2007

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    Wine review by nopderbeck


  • To see a slideshow of our 12 favorite Pinots tasted, go to Pinot Noir - November 2010.Pinot Noir is an easy go-to wine for Thanksgiving, but with so many styles on the market can every one really be an ideal match? That, of course, is a very personal decision, and while I’ve tasted three dozen or so Pinot for this review -- and yes, they are alm... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir Review


  • Renteria Pinot Noir Carneros Knittel 2005

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    Wine review by Kyle Graynor


  • Renteria Pinot Noir Carneros Knittel 2005

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    Smooth slightly spiced cherry coughdrops. Really nice balance and a light delicate finish. I'm likin it! Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Renteria Pinot Noir Carneros Knittel 2005

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    Very wood-driven aroma with some lavender. Mouth is a bit sharp, with a little bit of cherry fruit. The oakiness is a little too much for me, but otherwise OK. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Naughty Cellars Renteria and Reynolds Cabernet Sauvignon Naughty Wines Racy Napa Valley 2004

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    Wine review by mrmrbill


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