Winetasting Reviews

A review of the Andretti Winery winetasting experience

Located so close to Cork Board world headquarters that it’s within walking distance, Andretti (yes, that one) Winery is located at 4162 Big Ranch Road, which lies right between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail. The tasting room, winery offices and residence make up a Tuscan-style Andretti Villa that is nestled just off this less-traveled Napa […]

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A review of the Chimney Rock Winery winetasting experience

Chimney Rock Winery is located alongside the eastern hills of the Napa Valley at 5350 Silverado Trail—if you’re headed north on the Trail, it’ll be on your right-hand side. The winery sits on some 135 acres of land that prior to 1980 was an 18-hole golf course. In 1980, Chimney Rock Winery opened in the […]

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A review of the Paraduxx winetasting experience

Paraduxx winery is located in the center of the Napa Valley at 7257 Silverado Trail–if you’re headed north on the Trail, it’ll be on your left-hand side. The story goes that Duckhorn Wine Company created Paraduxx in order to provide its winemakers the opportunity to explore other styles that fell outside Duckhorn’s focus on Bordeaux […]

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A review of the Castello di Amorosa experience

Here on The Cork Board we’ve covered Daryl Sattui’s brand-new castle winery, Castello di Amorosa, quite extensively–writing about it a couple times before it opened and providing a glimpse of what it looked like the day it officially opened to the public. Today, we’re bringing you multiple photos of the “castle of love” (the English […]

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A review of the Clos Du Val winetasting experience

The winery: Clos Du Val Winery was established in 1972 by American businessman John Goelet and French-born winemaker Bernard Portet. The story goes that Portet used a very scientific (sarcasm intended) method to help him get a sense of Napa Valley’s microclimates, he drove through the area with his arm out the car window. Portet […]

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A review of the Pine Ridge winetasting experience

The winery: Pine Ridge Winery is located in the heart of the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley and is situated on nearly 50 acres of land. Founded in 1978, the winery produces several Bordeaux-style red wines and Chardonnays and has vines planted at a total of five Napa Valley appellations (Stags Leap, Oakville, […]

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A review of the Duckhorn winetasting experience

Late last week, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Stacy Finz ran an article on Napa’s Duckhorn Vineyards. The story, which talks a bit about the history of the winery, is really a review of the wine tasting experience at one of Napa’s more esteemed locales. Overall, Finz gave the winery two stars (or a “good” rating) […]

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