Sky Vineyards

7079351391 1500 Lokoya Road
Napa, CA 94558
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Sky Vineyards is a fourteen-acre vineyard and small family winery nestled between the crown of Mt. Veeder and the expansive sky. Planted at an elevation of 2100 feet and on the eastern-facing hillside, the Zinfandel and Syrah grapevines ripen under full sun and fog-cooled evenings into intense berries. The reddish volcanic soil and unique physical characteristics of Sky produce a unique wine that reflects where it was grown and the care and attention it receives at every step of the process. Sky Vineyards strives to incorporate sustainable practices into the cultivation of the vines and operation of the winery. Responsible practices include use of permanent cover crops, dry farming, promotion of bird and beneficial insects, and use of organic or low impact pesticides and fertilizers. The resulting intensely flavored fruit is then hand-harvested and fermented in open top one-ton bins. Punch down is performed by hand three times per day. After fermentation, it is pressed in a traditional basket press and Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • I am looking to join a mail order wine club to increase my options of tasing more wine. Is anyone a member of a quality club they would reccomend? At this time I have not limited my search to a particular region or varietal. Read More

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  • Sky Vineyards Syrah Mt. Veeder 2005

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    Like the fruity mouth but a little thin on finish. Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin


  • Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris British Columbia Vqa 2010

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    Although the juice is currently sourced from Black Sage Vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, this product of a new and exotic Lillooet BC operation will soon draw on local produce from a 20 acre planting in the hot southern Fraser Canyon. The wine has an appealing spice and peach nose with tropical honey notes. On the palate, there is that pinch... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

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  • Had one of those once in a lifetime days betting the ponies today.  With the winnings, i'm probably going to be budgeting up to $1500.00 on some more expensive wines I haven't been able to afford in the $80-$200 range.  Any suggestions?  I favor a right-bank bordeaux style for reds but also enjoy a medium bodied cabernet style, along with rhone ... Read More

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  • I am fairly new to wine and am just learning about all the different types and regions of wine.  I tend to lean towards the more dry and red wines.. I was looking for a summer wine, one I could drink chilled.. I have recently discovered the "unoaked" chardonnays and I love them.. Is there any other types that fall close to this category?  Especi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A good Summer wine


  • Andean Sky Rose of Malbec NV

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    This review is actually for andean sky malbec 2009. Bargain. Read More

    Wine review by Drunk as a Skunk


  • Traveling in the wine business can be hard work. No, really. You spend more time in a car and in cellars than you do outdoors, and in some places being outdoors is no treat. Italy, fortunately, is not one of those places. It seems this country is full of magical moments when sun, shadow, land and sky converge to produce breathtaking results.I've... Read More

    From the article Wine Country - Italy


  • What are the "must-have-wines" when you visit a wine bar?  Or just stuff you'd really like to see. This can become tricky with "by-the-glass" stuff, because I imagine people can become quite cautious with a glass of wine above the $12 figure. Any insights?? Read More

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  • ‘Hey, I’m hearing great things about the Finger Lakes,’ spoken by the collective ‘they.’ Sure, I’d tasted a bottle of Konstantin Frank or two, but embarrassingly had never visited. Summer heat finally drove me to the car, down past the paper trail of Scranton, PA’s ‘The Office,’ north bound to Ithaca, the tail of Cayuga Lake, where all the smart... Read More

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