Napa Valley: Articles on California's Napa Valley Wine Region

2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret, USA, California, Sonoma, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

Excellent wine and in a young, but good place right now.  It does have a decade or two left.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has dust, cassis, cherries, slight sandalwoo

2014 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir Series, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

My first time trying this winery and I was impressed.  Excellent wine.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nsoe has cherries, spice and a morel mushroom quality that was great.&n

2014 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis, dust and nutmeg.  On the palate, this is tight.  Great cassis fruit.  An underlying spice quality.  There is a nice

2012 Staglin Family Chardonnay Salus, USA, California, Napa

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Deep golden in color.  The nose has a lot of oak along with some lemon chifon.  On the palate, the oak is still pretty pronounced.  Slightly oily texture.  Nice lemony fruit.&nb

2010 Quivet Cellars Syrah Kenefick Ranch, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Purple in color.  The nose is deep with black raspberries, roasted meats and black pepper.  On the palate, black raspberries and a nice underlying earthy/char.  Starting to show some

2012 Soda Canyon Cellars Wagon Wheel Red, USA, California, Napa - Wine review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
85

Ruby in color.  This is a solid red made to be a good value.  It has a bit of a manufactured taste to it.  Red fruits.  Slightly over ripe.  No obvious faults.  A good

2013 Palazzo Cabernet Franc, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This is young and needs cellar time or air.  The bottle I had was decanted for 5 hours and still quite tight.  Purple in color, slight ruby.  The nose has cherries, green tobacco, bl

2011 Palazzo Right Bank Proprietary Red Wine, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is 68% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc and 10% Cab Sauv.  This saw 40% new oak.  1500 cases produce.  Purple in color.  The nose has coffee, bell pepper, cherries and slight tobacco.

2013 Palazzo Cuvee Blanc, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Really excellent white wine.  Way exceeded my expectations.  Light gold in color.  The nose has lemon oil and a slgiht waxy quality.  Someone said white peaches, but I did not g

2015 Palazzo Red Cuvee, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc from fruit that was "declassified" from the top barrels.  It is meant to be more of a value offering.  Purple/r

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