Tag: cabernet sauvignon

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

I was recently invited to an exclusive industry event at Rombauer Vineyards on Silverado Trail in Napa Valley.  Among wine experts and casual wine drinkers alike, Rombauer is considered to be the quintessential producer of "California-style" Chardonnay.  While "French-style" Chard is typically crisp, citrus-flavored, lighter colored, and more acidic, California Chardonnay  has deeper golden color, … Continue reading Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

Making a small fortune in the wine business

Making a small fortune in the wine business

You’ve heard the old joke, right? Q:  How do you make a small fortune in the wine business? A:  You start with a large fortune and lose some of it. A clear sign of our dubious sanity is our decision to become wine importers and online retailers, despite not starting with a large fortune.  Today … Continue reading Making a small fortune in the wine business

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

We have been to some pretty cool places and met some very compelling people through our blogging and wine importing activities.  Last week, we had an experience that shot to the top of our list of "wow" moments:  lunch with Cary Gott.  Those that work in the California wine industry or have any serious connection … Continue reading Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

We had the opportunity last week to meet Sharon Kazan Harris, the owner and Director of Winemaking at Rarecat Wines in Napa Valley.  There are a growing number of women vintners in Northern California wine country, but Sharon is one-of-a-kind.  Not only does her Rarecat label produce wines from Napa, she is also producing, importing … Continue reading Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

Smith-Madrone winery on Napa’s Spring Mountain

Smith-Madrone winery on Napa’s Spring Mountain

Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail wind their way through some of the most well-known appellations in wine country:  Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford, to name a few.  Along the "valley floor" there are dozens of wineries, many of which are household names; some wineries have even achieved cult-wine status.  But where there is … Continue reading Smith-Madrone winery on Napa’s Spring Mountain