Annual Tasting

The Annual Tasting has been a yearly event for over 50 years. Where once a half dozen Napa Valley wineries poured, we now expect more than ten times that many to join us among the grand oak trees of the Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa.

Every current member of NVWLA is invited to attend the Annual Tasting and there is no admission fee. The tasting is a benefit of membership.

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53rd Annual Tasting,
"Toasting the Twelves"

Sunday, August 9, 2015
5 pm to 7 pm
Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa
editor@napawinelibrary.com

This year, Napa Valley wineries are invited to pour wines from their 2012 vintages, wines made from one of the more celebrated harvests to date. The tasting is a vintner's choice and includes a broad spectrum of wines, especially those from small case lots.

More than 70 Napa Valley wineries are pouring. Below is the current list of wineries and their wines. A list of wines by variety is also available.

Amizetta Winery; William Clark, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 750 cases

            2012 Napa Valley “Complexity” – 750 cases

Andrew Lane Wines; Andrew Dickson, winemaker

            2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon - 389 cases

Anomaly Vineyards; Mark Porembski, winemaker

            2012 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon – 1,193 cases

Arns Winery; Sandi Belcher, winemaker

      2012 Melanson Vineyard, Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley Syrah - 100 cases

      2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 300 cases

Baldacci Family Vineyards; Rolando Herrera, winemaker

            2012 Honey B Vineyard, Los Carneros Chardonnay – 1,000 cases

            2012 Honey B Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir – 1,000 cases

Ballentine Vineyards; Bruce Devlin, winemaker

2012 Fig Tree Vineyard, Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay - 105 cases

2012 Pocai Vineyard, Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 105 cases

Beau Vigne Estate Winery; Kirk Venge, winemaker

         2012 Romeo Stags Ridge, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 344 cases

         2012 Cult Stags Ridge, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 632 cases

Blackbird Vineyard; Aaron Pott, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Arriviste Rosé – 2,100 cases

            2014 Napa Valley “Arise” – 215 barrels

Cain Vineyard and Winery; Chris Howell, winemaker

            Napa Valley “NV11 Cain Cuvée” – 10,692 cases

Cakebread Cellars; Julianne Laks, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 5,000 cases

Casa Nuestra; Eugene Kirkham and Darren Chertkoff, winemakers

            2012 Saint Helena Estate Cabernet Franc – 50 cases; Darren Chertkoff, winemaker

            1997 Saint Helena Estate Cabernet Franc – 212 cases; Eugene Kirkham, winemaker

Ceja Vineyards; Armando Ceja, winemaker

           2013 Los Carneros Chardonnay - 500 cases

           2011 Los Carneros Pinot Noir - 1,000 cases

Chase Cellars, Joel Aiken and Russell Bevan, winemakers

            Bourn 2012 Hayne Vineyard, Saint Helena Zinfandel – 188 cases

            Chase 2012 Hayne Vineyard, Saint Helena Zinfandel – 485 cases

Clos du Val; Kristy Melton, winemaker

            2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2,500 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 32,000 cases

Crocker & Starr; Pam Starr, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc – 625 cases

Edge Hill Estate; Anthony Weytjens, winemaker

            2012 Saint Helena Estate Mixed Blacks – 211 cases

Faust; Charles Thomas, winemaker

            2012 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon - 30,000 cases

Fontanella Family Winery; Jeff Fontanella, winemaker

            2013 Mount Veeder Chardonnay – 700 cases

            2012 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon – 900 cases

The Good Life Wine Collective; Rob Lloyd, winemaker

     Handwritten 2010 Napa Valley “Three Words” – 250 cases

     Humanitas 2014 Gordon Valley Vineyard, Napa Valley

                   Sauvignon Blanc – 400 cases

     Jessup Cellars 2012 Truchard Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir –

                  600 cases

Green & Red Vineyard; Jay Heminway, winemaker

2013 Catacula Vineyard, Chiles Valley District Sauvignon Blanc - 450 cases

2012 Chiles Canyon Vineyard, Chiles Valley District Cabernet Sauvignon -                          2,600 cases

2012 Tip Top Vineyard, Chiles Valley District Cabernet Sauvignon- 700 cases

Grgich Hills Estate; Mike Grgich, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay – 30,832 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 16,264 cases

Groth Vineyards & Winery; Michael Weis, winemaker

            2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 39,000 cases

            2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon – 30,000 cases

Hagafen Cellars; Ernie Weir, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Sparkling Brut Rosé – 400 cases

            2010 Hanna Vineyard, Oak Knoll Merlot – 200 cases

Hendry Winery; George Hendry, winemaker

           2012 Hendry Vineyard, Napa Valley Barrel Fermented Chardonnay - 928 cases

           2012 Hendry Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon- 950 cases

Herb Lamb Vineyards; Michael Trujillo, winemaker

            HL Vineyards 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 300 cases

            Two Old Dogs 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 400 cases

Hesperian Wines; Philippe Langner, winemaker

            2012 Kitoko Vineyard, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 250 cases

Hopper Creek Winery; Barry Grushkowitz, winemaker

            2012 Massa Ranch, Yountville Sauvignon Blanc – 224 cases

            2012 Hopper Creek Vineyard, Yountville Estate Merlot – 214 cases

Hyde; Peter Hyde, winemaker                                                                     

           2012 Hyde Vineyard, Los Carneros Chardonnay

           2012 Hyde Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir

Jericho Canyon; Nicholas Bleecher, Aaron Pott, Michel Rolland, winemakers

           2013 Calistoga Sauvignon Blanc - 320 cases

           2012 Calistoga "Chimera" - 760 cases

Joseph Carr; Aaron Pott, winemaker

            2012 Rutherford Merlot – 100 cases

            2012 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon – 500 cases

Keenan Winery; Michael Keenan, winemaker

            2012 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc – 480 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel – 612 cases

Krupp Brothers Wines; Jay Buoncristioni, winemaker

M5 2012 Stagecoach Vineyard, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon - 200 cases

Veraison 2009 Stagecoach Vineyard, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon –           1,600 cases

Lang + Reed Wine Company; John Skupny, winemaker

            2014 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc – 100 cases

            2012 Napa Valley “Two Fourteen” Cabernet Franc – 755 cases

Lobo Wines; Kenn Vigoda and Victoria Coleman, winemakers

2012 Wulff Vineyards, Oak Knoll Pinot Noir – 350 cases; Kenn Vigoda, winemaker

2012 Wulff Vineyards, Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 450 cases; Victoria Coleman, winemaker

Louis M. Martini Winery; Michael Martini, winemaker

            2014 Napa Valley Rosé – 200 cases

            2012 Thomann Station, Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 200 cases

Madonna Estate; Andrea Bartolucci, winemaker

            2012 Los Carneros Estate Pinot Noir – 2,500 cases

            2012 Los Carneros Estate Dolcetto – 600 cases

Mahoney Vineyards; Ken Foster, winemaker

            2012 Los Carneros Estate Pinot Noir – 1,200 cases

            2012 Mahoney Ranch Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir – 220 cases

MATERRA l Cunat Family Vineyards; Michael Trujillo and Bruce Regalia, winemakers

            2013 Oak Knoll District Viognier – 90 cases

            2009 Oak Knoll District Merlot – 1,250 cases

Monticello Vineyards; Chris Corley, winemaker

            2013 Oak Knoll Chardonnay – 224 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Wine – 356 cases

Napa Wine Company; Rob Lawson and Lynn Watanabe, winemakers

Ghost Block 2012 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon – 700 cases; Rob Lawson, winemaker

Oakville Winery 2012 Pelissa Vineyard, Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon – 1,900 cases; Lynn Watanabe, winemaker

Orin Swift Cellars; Dave Phinney, winemaker

            2012 Tofanelli Vineyard, Calistoga Sauvignon Blanc – 900 cases

PEJU; Sara Fowler, winemaker

            2014 Napa Valley Rosé of Syrah - 460 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Petit Verdot – 1,000 cases

            2012 Napa Valley “Fifty-Fifty” – 900 cases

The PlumpJack Group; Aaron Miller and Danielle Cyrot, winemakers

CADE Estate 2012 Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; Danielle Cyrot, winemaker

PlumpJack Winery 2012 Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; Aaron Miller, winemaker

Pride Mountain Vineyards; Sally Johnson-Blum, winemaker

            2014 Sonoma Viognier – 1,108 cases

            2012 Napa/Sonoma Merlot – 5,350 cases

Rocca Family Vineyards; Paul Colantuoni, winemaker

            2012 Yountville Vineyard, Yountville Merlot – 150 cases

            2012 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon – 400 cases

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery; Michael Scholz, winemaker

            2013 Napa Valley Estate Virtú – 2,561 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 18,393 cases

Saddleback Cellars; Nils Venge, winemaker

            2012 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc – 350 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc – 125 cases

Schramsberg Vineyards/J. Davies Vineyards

Schramsberg 2011 Napa Valley “Querencia” – 250 cases; Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies, winemakers

Davies 2012 Davies’ Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 2,500 cases; Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies, winemakers

Davies 2005 Davies’ Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 1,800 cases; Hugh Davies, winemaker

Seavey Vineyard; Jim Duane, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 2,200 cases

Silverado Vineyards; Jon Emmerich, winemaker

            2012 Mount George Vineyard, Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1,432 six-bottle cases

Snowden Vineyards; Diana Snowden Seysses, winemaker

         2014 Sunninghill Vineyard, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 173 cases

         2012 The Ranch, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 1,893 cases

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery; Aron Weinkauf, winemaker

  Spottswoode 2012 Saint Helena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 3,978 cases

  Lyndenhurst 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 2,186 cases

Spring Mountain Vineyard; Susan Doyle, winemaker

         2012 Spring Mountain District Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 1,000 cases

         2012 Spring Mountain District Estate “Elevette” – 3,000 cases

Stags’ Leap Winery; Christophe Paubert, winemaker

 2013 Napa Valley Viognier – 4,093 cases

 2012 Coombsville Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 545 cases

Stony Hill Vineyard; Mike Chelini, winemaker

            2012 Stony Hill, Napa Valley Chardonnay – 2,188 cases

            2011 Stony Hill, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 350 cases

Storybook Mountain Vineyards; Jerry Seps, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Grown Zinfandel – 550 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Estate Grown “Antaeus” – 500 cases

Swanson Vineyards; Robin Akhurst, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 421 cases

Teaderman Vineyards; Nils Venge and Tom Rinaldi, winemakers

            2013 Oakville Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 300 cases

            2012 Oakville Estate Sauvignon Blanc - 300 cases

                               Nils Venge, winemaker

            2012 Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 600 cases

            2010 Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 500 cases

                               Tom Rinaldi, winemaker

Trefethen Family Vineyards; Bryan Kays, winemaker

            2013 Oak Knoll Chardonnay – 20,000 cases

            2012 Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon – 8,000 cases

Trinchero Napa Valley; Mario Monticelli, winemaker

    2011 Napa Valley Estate Meritage – 3,800 cases

    2011 Chicken Ranch Vineyard, Napa Valley Merlot – 2,400 cases

    2011 Haystack Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 1,700 cases

Truchard Vineyards; Sal De Ianni, winemaker

            2012 Los Carneros Estate Syrah– 750 cases

            2012 Los Carneros Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 5,000 cases

V. Sattui Winery; Brooks Painter, winemaker

            2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 2,100 cases

            2011 Napa Valley “Paradiso” – 658 cases

Valance Wines; Michael Raymor, winemaker

    2012 Rancho de los Arboles, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon– 75 cases

Villa Ragazzi; Nate Weis, winemaker

            2012 Napa Valley Sangiovese – 84 cases

            2012 Napa Valley “Faraona” – 61 cases

VinRoc; Michael Parmenter, winemaker

            2012 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon - 275 cases

            2012 Napa Valley "RTW" - 288 cases

Vincent Arroyo Winery; Matthew Moye, winemaker

           2012 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon - 886 cases

           2012 Rattlesnake Acres, Calistoga Petite Sirah - 440 cases 

Vineyard {511}; Rob Lloyd, winemaker

            2012 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 130 cases

            2011 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 cases

Wallis Family Estate; Thomas Rivers Brown, winemaker

   2012 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon – 500 cases

   2012 Diamond Mountain District Little Sister Cabernet Sauvignon –

     150 cases

Whitehall Lane Winery; Dean Sylvester, winemaker

            2014 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc – 10,000 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 10,000 cases

William Hill Estate Winery; Ralph Holdenried, winemaker

            2012 unfiltered Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay – 200 cases

            2010 Napa Valley Estate “Benchmark” – 200 cases

ZD Wines; Chris Pisani, winemaker

            2013 Los Carneros Pinot Noir – 4,500 cases

            2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 4,500 cases