Yountville Wine

To the south of Oakville and comprised virtually entirely of valley floor land, Yountville is the southernmost end of the historic vineyards of Napa Valley. The climate here changes significantly due to the direct maritime influence from the San Pablo Bay as well as the effests of the swampy marsh soils that begin just south of the town of Yountville. While the soils to the north of town are similar to those of Oakville, though perhaps a bit more compact and finely grained, they are even more diverse and layered with more heavy clays representing centuries of the decay and wash of the upper valley and hillsides. This is a transitory area where the Cabernet dominant vineyards of the north yield to the Chardonnay and Pinot dominated vineyards of the southern edges of the valley. That is not to say that Cabernet is not grown here but both Merlot and Cabernet Franc may be both more important and distinctive. The style here is round and can be softer than to the north. The effect of the cooler climate being Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Grace Patriot Wines

    In 2000 the Grace Family took over ownership of the historic ranch property which had been in the...

  • Rocca Family Vineyards

    Vintners Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby are crafting some of the most elegant, complex and intensely...

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  • LOL, dmcker!Seems to me this was an hired hit (with an inside connection ... ... unthinkable in sleepy little Yountvill Read More

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  • OT, tell me you weren't sick when I stopped by on Sunday!  And get ... 7th?) of Cam Hughes Lot 35 Yountville Cab--we're having one a year from the case to see how it changes--and either a 2006 Sodaro Felicity Cab (bought on Last Bottle) or a 2005 York Creek Cab.  I think we'll kick it off with a Semillon--either the Dirty and Rowdy Skin and Eg... Read More

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  • Al, if you want to start a discussion about wine lists, that could be ... ... SanFran The City itself, and Yountville), and one in Manhattan.Chez PanisseFrench Laundry  (check their corkage fee; wish I could hear GregT's groans!; used to be less)Gary DankoLe Bernardin (oops, looks like they no longer post their winelist online--would have to c... Read More

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  • Forlorn Hope Nacre Semillon Yountville 2010


    Nacre =Mother of pearl, wine was made specifically for oysters Vines planted in the 50s. 30 acres of head trained, dry farmed, organically farmed Semillon in the heart of napa valley. Savory, green almost pickle, jalapeño, and naples aromas on the nose. This is tight in the mouth with big acids supporting youthful grapefruit flavors on the pala... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Forlorn Hope Nacre Semillon Yountville 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • TASTING DIRTY AND ROWDY WITH HARDY WALLACE - Puchdown Cellars - Santa Rosa ... ... California, Napa Valley, YountvillePicked 19 birx. 75% skin fermented, 25% pressed into a concrete egg. This was a pop-n-pour. Lightly cloudy with an orange tinge. Right out of bottle the fruit is shy. The nose expressed rocks, jalapeño pith and light citrus. Aft... Read More

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  • Charles Krug Winery Peter Mondavi Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008


    Very smooth and drinkable but also nondescript and lacking in personality Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • WW, take Outthere's advice very seriously.  He lives close to Napa ... name of that restaurant in Yountvill Read More

    Forum post in the topic Birthday trip to Napa

  • James Cole on the Silverado trail is a hidden gem.  They make a Malbec and ... ... on Washington Street in Yountville.  There are some lesser known places that are very good. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Birthday trip to Napa

  • Lail Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Georgia 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

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