Napa Valley is a place steeped in history and tradition, but that doesn't mean that the region isn't also constantly changing. Meet six under-the-radar wineries producing adventurous new reds.Read More
From the potential decline of the celebrity sommelier to California’s next chapter, Jon Bonné lays out the wine stories that will make a difference in 2018.Read More
I’ve recently been captivated by efforts from up and coming producers like Wilson Foreigner ($32) with a legendary source for valdiguie, tucked in the southeastern hills of Napa County. This Languedoc-Rousillon rooted varietal gave Robert Mondavi a head start on his eponymous project back in the late 1960s while he was letting his cabernet sauvignon rest in barrel he relied on the valdeguié, back then dubbed ‘Napa Gamay,’ which he used to make a rosé that proved successful. All stories aside, this wine delivers a party! Confetti, dance moves, and lively energy. Holiday spice, cranberry and plum are the driving factors.Read More
This week’s wine, by heritage grape-focused Wilson Foreigner, is made from a historic grape, long planted in the Napa Valley and long mistook for Beaujolais’ gamay grape (and therefore called Napa Gamay). Its tangy cherry flavors remind us of earlier wines made in the valley, and remind us to be thankful for this long history and the continued beauty of our vines and valley today.Read More
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