With reluctance we have had to raise our tasting fee to $25 per
person. But this is Napa Valley, after all. We kinda miss the good ol'
days when no one charged fees, but there were too many folks playing us
(and other wineries) for our largesse, and one doesn't stay in business
based on largesse.
That said, you can more than make your money back by joining our Wine Club where you instantly get a 20% discount on all purchases! And did we mention that membership is FREE?
We're steaming through Chardonnay as if it were holy
water! (Well, it is … kinda.) We're out of the 2015 Cadman and now into the
2016. But there's a bit of a difference: While the 2015s were from the
Haynes Vineyard, the 2016s came from the D'Ambrosio Vineyard across the
street from Haynes on (appropriately) Berry Lane. The label just reads
"Coombsville", but it is single-vineyard sourced.
Also (BOO HOO!) we're out of our multiple award-winning 2013 Cabernet
Sauvignon and now offering our 2014. While the 2013 was rich and
opulent, the 2014 is more restrained and Bordeaux-like, and like fine
Bordeaux will take years to develop. Which shouldn't stop anyone, of
course, from buying a few bottles and trying some now.
— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." — W. C. Fields
vines when my husband died. Ever since then, all this love
inside me, I give it to the vines. I talk to them. I have
an exchange with them." — Yvonne
de Souch, Jurançon
an almost religious relationship between man and the
natural elements. With the immaterial. It takes a poet to
make a great wine." — Aimé
Guibert, founder of Mas
“Who loves not woman, wine, and song remains a fool his whole life long.” — Martin Luther