September 2008

A review of Yountville’s Redd

Just about this time last year we paid a visit to Redd in Yountville for lunch (see our photos). Overall, it was an enjoyable visit–good service, good food and good wine. We’d certainly heard loads of good things about the restaurant and left full, satisfied, but certainly not blown away. Over the weekend the Financial […]

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2008 harvest slightly less than 10% complete at Spring Mountain Vineyard

In the fourth installment of our weekly harvest updates from Spring Mountain Vineyard we get a general update on where things stand as of the last full week in September. In general, it seems as though 2008 is providing lower overall yields and high quality fruit, which makes those in the industry happy. Here are […]

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Hess Collection September 2008 ‘Rare Reds’ club shipment

Just about a week ago we visited The Hess Collection up on Mount Veeder to pick-up our September Rare Reds club shipment. Here’s a rundown on what we received this month: The Hess Collection Allomi Vineyard 2006 Napa Valley Petite Sirah At $36 per 750ml bottle, this 100% Petite Sirah is made exclusively from fruit […]

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Images from Harvest 2008 at Spring Mountain Vineyard

As you know, we’ve recently had some issues with image uploading here on the blog. In the meantime, our friends at Spring Mountain Vineyard have been busily working through the 2008 harvest and have been kind enough to share a few photos with us along the way. Below are three shots from the very beginning […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Many of the grapes on the valley floor are off the vines and we’re currently enjoying the amazing smell of fermenting fruit each time we open a window or walk outside. Yep, the calendar might not quite agree, but for us, this is confirmation that fall is upon us. Here are a couple events that […]

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A positive review for Folie a Deux, Westin Verasa opens tomorrow

We’re smack-dab in the middle of another busy week, but here are a couple items that have caught our eye. Folie a Deux doing something right A nice write-up of Folie a Deux winery in Oakville appeared today in a Springfield, Missouri newspaper. We were particularly intrigued by the write-up of the winery’s 2006 Napa […]

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Downtown Napa’s Stave Wine Lounge closing its doors

There will soon be one less place to enjoy a glass of wine in downtown Napa as Stave Wine Lounge plans to shut down. The reasons Stave gave for the closure were “…our lease is up, we now have two kids and a winery to grow.” It’s too bad it never really caught-on because the […]

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