The Start of Harvest

August 26, 2016

You only get one "first day" every vintage, and Winemaker Matt Crafton shares what this means to him.  It's the anticipation, the excitement, and the camaraderie that brings our cellar team together to kick off the 2016 harvest season.   ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our 2015 Riesling

July 20, 2016

Spicy Pad Thai Paired with our 2015 Potter Valley Riesling From the mind of chef Krysta Moseley Pad Thai which literally translates to "stir fried rice noodles", gained popularity as a traditional street food served in Thailand. Despite its quick cook time, it develops a lot of depth and flavor in the process. I chose this recipe to pair with our 2015 ...

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2016 Ultramont Weekend Photos

July 8, 2016

A small selection of photos from the 2016 Ultramont Weekend.   ...

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Movable Feast 2016 Photos

June 28, 2016

A selection of photos from our member-exclusive event, Movable Feast.      ...

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#JOP40 Anniversary Event - Photos

June 27, 2016

Enjoy this selection of photos from our Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary Open House event.      ...

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#JOP40 Panel - Live From The Chateau

May 23, 2016

On Tuesday May 24th, as part of our Judgment of Paris Open House celebration, Leslie Sbrocco hosted a facinating discussion panel in front of the Chateau and a live audience.  With principals from both Chateau Montelena, and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, they discussed the historical anniversary, and the impact the Judgment of Paris still has today.  We ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

April 15, 2016

Chili Shrimp Ceviche Paired with our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc - Available Now!  From the mind of chef Krysta Moseley Not only is this recipe simple and easy to prepare, it’s also one of my favorite white wine pairings. It’s a fun recipe to learn how to balance different components within a dish. With bright acid ...

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Celebrating 40 years since the Judgment of Paris

April 15, 2016

By now it is a familiar story: in 1976 two California wines bested their French counterparts in a blind tasting and put themselves, and all of Napa Valley, on the map. They wrote a book about it. They even made a movie about it. It is the classic retelling of the saga of David and Goliath; “the kids from the ...

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Somm Journal Cover Story

April 14, 2016

The Judgment of Paris - 40 Years Later.  Click the cover to view the digital version of this month's Somm Journal. The four-page cover story begins on page 56. ...

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Judgment of Paris: 40 years later at Flavor Napa Valley

April 11, 2016

Bottle Shock rocked Judgment of Paris: 40 years later at Flavor Napa Valley Written by Jolene Patterson, SF Wine Examiner Shared from “Bottle Shock” was a film, very loosely, based on the famous 1976 blind tasting in Paris called the Judgment of Paris in which two California wines won, much to the chagrin of the French ...

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