Annual Tasting

We look forward to having you join us at this extraordinarily informative, satisfying and pleasant wine appreciation event. Free admission to the tasting is a benefit of NVWLA membership.

Below is a preliminary description of the 2017 tasting.

Panorama of 2014 tasting

55th Annual Tasting

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Napa Valley: A Timeless Classic

This year, wineries have been invited to pour a current release as well as an older vintage they feel embody the classic expression of that wine. We expect 70-80 wineries to pour, with a great number of winemakers and winery principals happy to do the honors. Participating wineries are licensed in Napa County and pour wines from Napa County appellations (including the two shared appellations of Los Carneros and Wild Horse Valley).

Participating wineries to date (as of 24 July) are:

 

Amizetta; Edward Clark, winemaker; wines TBD

ARNS; Sandi Belcher, winemaker; 2013 Napa County ARNS Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon - 300 cases

Baldacci Family Vineyards; Ricardo Herrera, winemaker; 2016 Los Carneros Estate Gewurztraminer - 200 cases; 2014 Los Carneros Estate Pinot Noir - 1,000 cases

Ballentine Vineyards; Bruce Devlin, winemaker; 2015 Maple Station Betty's Vineyard & Fig Tree Vineyard, Saint Helena Proprietary White Blend - 200 cases; 2014 Pocai Vineyard, Calistoga Cabernet Franc - 180 cases

Chase Cellars; Joel Aiken and Russell Bevan, winemakers; wines TBD

Clark-Claudon Vineyards; Fréderic Delivert and Jean Hoefliger, winemakers; 2013 Napa Valley "Eternity" Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 250 cases; 2009 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 500 cases

Clos du Val; Ted Henry and Bernard Portet, winemakers; 2014 Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 17,900 cases: Ted Henry, winemaker; 1992 Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 14,500 cases: Bernard Portet, winemaker

Coho; Phillip Corallo-Titus, winemaker; 2014 Stanly Ranch, Los Carneros Pinot Noir - 464 cases; 2013 Napa Valley "Headwaters" - 1,695 cases

Coquerel Family Wines; Christine Barbe, winemaker; 2015 Calistoga and Yountville Vineyards, Napa Valley "Le Petit Sauvignon Blanc" - 500 cases; 2011 Walnut Wash Vineyard, Calistoga Petit Sirah - 360 cases

Crocker & Starr; Pam Starr, winemaker; 2016 Crocker Estate and Las Trancas Vineyard, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 1,050 cases; 2014 Stone Place, Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon - 649 cases

El Molino;Lily and Jon Berlin, winemakers; 2015 Rutherford Chardonnay - 745 cases; 2014 Rutherford Pinot Noir - 770 cases

Grgich Hills Estate; Ivo Jeramaz, winemaker; 2012 Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,448 cases; 2008 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 797 cases

Groth Vineyards & Winery; Michael Weiss and Cameron Parry, winemakers; 2015 Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley Chardonnay - 4,700 cases: Cameron Parry, winemaker; 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay - 4,700 cases: Michael Weiss, winemaker

Hagafen Cellars; Ernie Weir, winemaker; 2016 Holman Ranch, Oak Knoll Chardonnay; 2013 Wieruszowski Ranc, Coombsville Cabernet Franc - 400 cases

Hendry; George Hendry, winemaker; 2013 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 877 cases; 2005 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,305 cases

Hyde Vineyards; Peter Hyde, winemaker; 2014 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard, Los Carneros Chardonnay - 330 cases; 2014 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir - 550 cases

Keenan Winery; Michael Keenan, winemaker; 2013 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc - 1,000 cases; 2006 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc - 300 cases

Laird Family Estate; Brian Mox, winemaker; 2016 Cold Creek Ranch, Los Carneros Pinot Grigio - 2,200 cases; 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,000 cases

Louis M. Martini Winery; Michael Eddy, winemaker; 2015 Cellar 254 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé - 2,000 cases; 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 50,000 cases

Mahoney Vineyards; Ken Foster, winemaker; 2014 Las Brisas Vineyard, Los Carneros Vermentino - 65 cases; 2012 Mahoney Ranch Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir - 1,000 cases

Markham Vineyards; Kimberlee Nicholls, winemaker; 2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 24,700 cases; 2014 Napa Valley Merlot - 59,800 cases; 2006 Napa Valley Merlot - 43,000 cases

MATERRA ¦ Cunat Family Vineyards; Bruce Regalia and Michael Trujillo, winemakers 2016 Oak Knoll District Estate Sauvignon Blanc - 1,180 cases: Bruce Regalia, winemaker; 2012 Oak Knoll District Merlot - 1,180 cases: Bruce Regalia and Michael Trujillo, winemakers

Monticello Vineyards; Chris Corley, winemaker; wines TBD

PÉJU Province Winery; Sara Fowler, winemaker; 2016 Napa Valley Dry Rosé - 500 cases; 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 1,500 cases

Pellet Estate; Tom Rinaldi, winemaker; 2014 Sun Chase Vineyard, Petaluma Gap Chardonnay - 150 cases; 2012 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon - 350 cases

Phifer Pavitt Winery; Ted Osborn and Gary Warburton, winemakers; 2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 1,130 cases: Gary Warburton, winemaker; 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 980 cases: Ted Osborn, winemaker

Pride Mountain Vineyards; Sally Johnson, winemaker; 2014 Napa-Sonoma Counties Cabernet Sauvignon - 5,885 cases; 2005 Napa-Sonoma Counties Cabernet Sauvignon - 5,846 cases

Prime Solum; Patrick Mahaney and Bill Hill, winemakers; 2013 Brokenrock Vineyard SV, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 250 cases; 2013 Brokenrock Vineyard SV, Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 45 cases

Quixote Winery; Aaron Pott, winemaker; 2014 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 300 cases; 2013 Stags Leap District Malbec - 300 cases

Rocca Family Vineyards; Paul Colantuoni, winemaker; 2014 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,115 cases; 2010 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 688 cases

Saddleback Cellars; Nils Venge, winemaker; 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,190 cases; 2006 Napa Valley 25th Anniversary Nils Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 430 cases

Schweiger Vineyards & Winery; Andy Schweiger, winemaker; 2012 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,278 cases; 2006 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,922 cases

Seavey Vineyards - wines TBD

Silverado Vineyards; Jon Emmerich, winemaker; 2013 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,482 cases; 2003 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,335 cases

Snowden Vineyards; Diana Seysses, winemaker; 2014 Brothers Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 696 cases; 2008 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,060 cases

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery; Aron Weinkauf, winemaker; 2014 Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,569 cases; 2013 Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,126 cases

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery; Michael Scholz, winemaker; 2016 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 3,000 cases; 2013 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot - 1,500 cases

Stags' Leap Winery; Christophe Paubert, winemaker; 2016 Napa Valley Amparo Rosé - 400 cases; 2013 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon - 500 cases

Stony Hill Winery; Mike Chelini, winemaker; 2012 Spring Mountain District Estate Chardonnay -2,188 cases; 2014 Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 578 cases

Stormy Weather Wines; Cameron Woodbridge, winemaker; 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 862 cases; 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 724 cases

Terra Valentaine; Sam Baxter, winemaker; 2013 Wurtele Vineyard, Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 120 cases; 2009 Wurtele Vineyard, Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 318 cases

Switchback Ridge Winery; Robert Foley, winemaker; 2013 Peterson Family Vineyard, Calistoga Merlot - 776 cases; 2013 Peterson Family Vineyard, Calistoga Petite Sirah - 623 cases

Tres Sabores; Julie Johnson, winemaker; 2016 Estate and Guarino Vineyards, Napa Valley Ingrid & Julia Rosé - 600 cases; 2014 Rutherford Estate Perspective Zinfandel - 500 cases

Twenty-Eight Eighty (2880) Wines; Peter Heitz, winemaker; 2016 Napa Valley Rosé - 100 cases; 2014 Napa Valley "Red Wine" - 342 cases

VGS Chateau Potelle; Jean-Noel Fourmeaux, winemaker; 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 450 cases; 2014 Napa Valley "Potelle Two" - 400 cases

White Rock Vineyards; Chris Vandendriessche, winemaker; 2012 Napa Valley Laureate Cabernet Sauvignon - 250 cases; 2005 Napa Valley Laureate Cabernet Sauvignon - 700 cases

ZD Wines; Chris Pisani, winemaker; 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6,000 cases; 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6,000 cases