Those of you looking for the next new thing here in the Napa Valley are in luck. A new tasting room, built inside a nineteenth century barn and including light fixtures made from historic re-purposed barbed wire, seating on burlap-covered hay bales and more, has recently opened in Calistoga.
Phifer Pavitt Winery, which is owned and operated by Suzanne Phifer Pavitt and her husband Shane, produces Date Night Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon–a limited production (and distribution) Napa Valley Cabernet.
The latest release is the 2007, which retails for $75 per 750ml bottle, is blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petite Verdot and checks in at 14.8% alcohol by volume. Fruit for the wine is sourced from the organically farmed Temple Family Vineyards in Pope Valley (on the Eastern side of the Napa Valley) and the winemaker is Ted Osborne.
Check out this six-and-a-half minute video that explains the story behind Phifer Pavitt, the winery’s approach to winemaking and the Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon:
Phifer Pavitt Winery
4660 Silverado Trail (in Calistoga)
Tours and tastings by appointment only
Monday – Saturday (11am or 1pm)
$25 per person