White Rock Vineyards

707-942-7922 1115 Loma Vista Drive
Napa, CA 94558
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White Rock Vineyards produces world class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, using only the fruit from our own vineyard. Our 36-acre family run estate is situated in its own small valley in the southern foothills of the Stag's Leap Range on the historic site of White Rock Vineyards which dates back to 1870. The Land and the Vines The estate is a small valley consisting of 22 acres of terraced hillsides and 14 acres of benchland. The soil of our hillsides is white volcanic ash, distinct from the typical Napa Valley alluvial soil. The combination of mature vines, volcanic soil and varied exposures create complex and age-worthy wines. The hills are planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon, with blocks of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. These varietals combine to produce Cabernet Sauvignon blends in the Bordeaux tradition. The cooler benchland is planted to Chardonnay using a variety of Burgundian and old California clones. These vines produce small berries at 1.5-3 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon

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  • Yeah, I tried Meiomi recently to see what the hype was all about, and because we are in a funny situation vis a vis wine--taking delivery of wine that needs time, but having no access to our regular stash.  Since I don't want to lug wine all over town or move it from place to place until the house is done, I buy stuff at TJs, grocery stores, and... Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  This is my first post on the boards.  My wife and I are doing a long weekend in Healdsburg (Jan 15-17) and Yountville (Jan 17-19) over MLK weekend and were looking for some recommendations on wineries to visit.  We tend to like more full bodied red wines, but are open to other wines as well. We are from New York and want to focus o... Read More

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  • Apparently this is becoming an underground hit. Not mutated Pinot Noir grapes, or Pinot Blanc, etc., but Blanc de Noirs as the French would say, or here in America, white wine from red grapes.Here's the blurbThere are producers in Anderson Valley, Northern Italy, and Germany experimenting with this, though of course this is nothing new in Champa... Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • Secret Santa 2015 was a success!  We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing.  Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More

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  • Good chardonnay. Haven't visited them much this decade, and have to admit after seeing the sticker price I am a bit shocked. Everything being relative, though, I'm sure we could find some Burgundies compared to which this is a bargain.From BPWine:  One of the worlds finest Chardonnays from any country....a MUST for serious collectors and Chardon... Read More

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  • It's not just the sound of cellos and violin which make wine drinking a pleasurable experience. This past week the San Jose Mercury reporter Mary Orlin published a list of five Napa wineries whose estates having a strong connection to music, including vines named after rock stars. “These days, when you visit a Napa Valley winery, the experience ... Read More

    From the article A Little Wine Music: San Jose Paper Picks 5 Musical Estates


  • The third time wasn't the charm for red wine at the Great Northwest Wine Competition.  The third-annual even took place recently at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon. The competition, according to Tacoma's The News Tribune, drew 1,214 entries. This year was the first time a red wine didn't win the competition's Best of Show award.  ... Read More

    From the article Pink Power: Rose Takes Crown at Wine Competition


  • Mt. Etna is located in northeastern Sicily in the province of Catania. Viticulture on the lower slopes of Mt. Etna dates back millennia. We live, however, in an age where we want to know what you have done for me lately. That’s good news for Etna’s DOC wines. Winemaking on Europe’s most active volcano is hot, both literally and figuratively. Etn... Read More

    From the article The Magic of Mt. Etna


  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's offering really hit home for me, since I've had it several times locally, and have hiked, climbed, driven, dived, sailed and boated the coast he describes many times before. Fell in love with the area, including Furore (named after the 'furor' of the waves on the rocks), lon... Read More

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  • We visited White Rock in early August ('10) during our stay in Napa and were throughly enchanted by this boutique winery that produces arguably one of the best Napa Chardonnays we've ever tasted and without a doubt the best Cab I've tasted - period. While I'd like to think I know more than the average person about wine I'm still learning about ...

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