Spencer Roloson Winery

707-257-5880 1207 Randolph Street
Napa, CA 94574
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The entirety of Sam’s career has been spent in the wine industry. It is all he has ever done and all he wants to do. Soil and wine run neck and neck in competition for his focus and his attention is directed more by the time of the year then a choice of interest. Sam believes that it all starts and ends in the vineyard – period. The sites he has developed, Madder Lake Vineyard and the La Herradura Vineyard, are true examples of his dedication and meticulous standards. Sam’s interest was first sparked while bartending in a restaurant in New Zealand. He was approached and offered an opportunity to work a harvest at the now world renowned Cloudy Bay Vineyards – and the light went on. From there he traveled to many wine growing regions: consulting in Chile and Argentina, exploring in Spain, making wine in the Napa Valley - learning what he could from both old and new world experiences. In 1996 Sam co-founded Hayes and Vine Wine Bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. There he had the opportunity to Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Grenache

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  • Spencer Roloson Palaterra California 2002


    I received a bottle of this from my NapaStyle wine club and opened it last night..I was very impressed. It has a smooth, rich flavor, with a lot of earthy notes. I want to order more. Read More

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  • I realize that most tempranillos are from Spain.  I have had a few GREAT Cali Tempranillos...  Since we are getting into that season... that of grilling very spicy, interesting things on the grill, I thought I would ask for personal recommendations of CALIFORNIA Tempranillos.  I am being so stringent and difficult as to region because my tribe h... Read More

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  • Spencer Roloson Red Blend St. Helena Palaterra 2005


    I read in another review that it hinted at "some gaminess" ... maybe a little over cooked? tastes bordeaux-style. Read More

    Wine review by moodymalbec

  • Spencer Roloson Zinfandel Chiles Valley 2000


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  • Spencer Roloson Zinfandel Clear Lake Madder Lake 2005


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  • Spencer Roloson Tempranillo Madder Lake 2004


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    Wine review by Barnaby

  • Spencer Roloson Tempranillo Madder Lake 2004


    Great wine...style is similar to best Riojas. Check it out...nice graphic design for those who choose that way. Read More

    Wine review by Methuselah18

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