Tag Archives: Napa Valley

Vertical Tasting of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon: 1973-1983

We recently had the opportunity to taste a vertical of the Cabernet Sauvignons produced by Napa Valley’s Diamond Creek Winery from the 1973 to 1983 vintages. Thanks to Roy Wagner, who purchased and cellared these wines for almost 40 years, … Continue reading

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Howell Mountain Vineyards: New 2011 Releases

Howell Mountain Vineyards is a 34 acre property,  owned and operated by grower Mike Beatty and his family.  A true pioneer and visionary who recognized Howell Mountain’s potential,  Mike acquired the property in 1977 that became known as Beatty Ranch … Continue reading

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Tudal Family Winery: New Releases

This Napa Valley property is producing some outstanding handcrafted wines in small quantities. For their “Vineyard Series” that is reviewed here, they source grapes from their own estate and purchase fruit from neighboring vineyards as well. Their Pinot Noir Bacigalupi … Continue reading

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Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Super Tuscan

Who would believe it? A 13th century medieveal Tuscan castle with moat, torture chamber, and several hundred feet of elaborately carved underground wine caves sitting in the center of Napa Valley. A trusted friend recommended a visit, so I called … Continue reading

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