S E Chase Family Cellars

7079631284 2252 Sulphur Springs
St. Helena, CA 94574
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S. E. Chase Cellars pays homage to Sarah Esther Chase Bourn a woman who, like the wine which bears her name, demonstrated incredible strength of character, an indelible personality, and a take-notice presence. The wife a wealthy businessman, Sarah Esther Chase discovered the Napa Valley while visiting the area's spas in the late 1800's. But it was a tragedy that compelled her to create a home in the valley. After the loss of a young son, Sarah persuaded her husband William Bourn to purchase the Madrona Estate, as it was known, on the southwestern edge of St. Helena. With a strong will and determination Sarah turned the property into a working ranch. In addition to the vineyard that already existed, Sarah added chickens, olive trees, wheat, corn and even a silk worm farm to her holdings. A colorful figure in the community, who was noted as much for her travels to Europe with her daughters as her goings-on at Madrona, Sarah's legacy became the vineyard that first attracted her to the property. Upon the Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I’ve carried on a long and intimate relationship with you. There is so much you have to offer. Sometimes you're a bit rough and tumble, edgy, even dangerous, while other times you’re coy or playful. But you’re always there for me, with joyous fruit, classic bramble notes and structure, allowing for early consumptio... Read More

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  • Chase Family Cellars Hayne Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel Napa Valley 2009

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    Tight and fine on the nose, with shaved cedar French oak, tight dark woodsy fruit, and creamy blueberry pie top notes. This is bright, mineral and smooth in the mouth with a powerful if not terribly fruit-driven palate that shows fine complexity. This has power and depth with a faint edge of sweetness that's balanced out by the dark bitter hint ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chase Zinfandel St. Helena Reserve Hayne Vineyard 2007

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Chase Zinfandel St. Helena Hayne Vineyard 2007

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    As with Napa Cabs the '07 Vintage seems to be great for 100 year old Zin Vines! Complex nose of cedar, blackberries and blueberries. This zin is well structured with more tannins than you might be used to. Flavors of ripe blackberries and spice give way to nice subtle oak and a very long finish. Read More

    Wine review by 842795Matt Walker 842795 Matt Walker


  • Chase Zinfandel St. Helena Hayne Vineyard 2005

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    Wine review by eheat


  • Chase Zinfandel St. Helena Hayne Vineyard 2005

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    Jammy dusty nose. Complex jam with tight bright grainy finish. Amazing. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Chase Zinfandel St. Helena Hayne Vineyard 2005

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    Wine review by AntiNovels


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