Blog about wine. Sometimes it is an annual thing, although according to my taskmaster, Chelli, I’m supposed to do this more frequently! So here's some insight into the 2017 Napa vintage so far.
Even though it may not feel like it, the holidays are almost upon us. Soon leaves will begin to change color, ugly yet snuggly festive sweaters will be the height of fashion and all foods will come with a dash of pumpkin spice. For now, though, grasp at those lasts rays of summer! Enjoy a BBQ or picnic one last time before the holiday insanity is upon us. But after you do, it is time to begin planning because winter is coming even if your last name isn’t Snow.
It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy. The immortal words of Ella Fitzgerald….or Sublime, depending on your taste in music. Both have their place in long, sunny days and warm, breezy evenings that stretch late into the night. And what better way to enjoy summer than by spending time outside with loved ones? Pair with that the perfect bottle of wine for every summer occasion and you’re sure to build memories to last a lifetime.
"You might say this 2015 Trujillo Cabernet Sauvignon has been thirty-six years in the making. I am very proud to introduce my fifth vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon under my surname; Trujillo." –Winemaker Michael Trujillo
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As the most widely grown and highly acclaimed varietal in the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon is certainly deserving of the attention it receives. At Clif Family, we like to refer to our Howell Mountain Cabernet as the King of the Mountain. As cyclists and adventure seekers, this title refers to the best climber in a cycling road race. Our parallel in winemaking is the best grapes for our winemaking program. And few could argue that Howell Mountain is the home to some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Gentry Magazine, July 2017 Interview by David Needle
Blog content courtesy of Randy Haykin, Founder of Entrepreneur Wines
David Needle catches up with Silicon Valley’s Randy Haykin, founder of Entrepreneur Wines and The Gratitude Network, to discuss giving back, great vintages, and the power of two.
Unless you’ve attained independent wealth and the constraints of day-to-day responsibilities of career, children, meetings and financial obligations are no longer hijacking your time, the ability to travel to Napa Valley once per week and partake of the best wines from Cabernet to Pinot Noir, is nearly impossible. However, the desire to enjoy a weekly escapade of fine wine, exploration, luxury travel and sensational dining we hope never fades.
Wine country visitors making their way from Calistoga to Alexander Valley and Healdsburg often lose track of where they are as they wind through rolling hills and manicured vineyards, navigating Highway 128. Lacking winery visitor centers, hotels, restaurants, or other conveniences for the traveler, these few miles of highway are often considered a scenic byway instead of one of the most unique wine-growing regions in the world.
Written by guest blogger, Don Carter of WineSnark.com
The wise-ass guide to wine appreciation.
Sue McNerney was hoping to turn her passion for wine into a profitable business when the Napa earthquake struck on the morning of August 24th. “I was standing in the kitchen when I saw the pictures on my iPad and I walked over to the door and I said, ‘Oh my God. It’s gone. It’s gone!’ ”