Posts tagged Enology
Fourth-generation Steve Tonella and his Rutherford vines

You would think it was the early 1900s, standing there in Rutherford looking at the un-trellised grapevine shoots draping down over the protected fruit. Helping this historical trajectory back in time is the fact that the home of Joseph Ponti sits immediately east of these vines. Ponti was the first winemaker for Beaulieu in the 1900s.

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Star/NVV panelists select their favorite Premiere Napa Valley wines

Or it may come down to texture — flavors that glide along a silky path into a long, lingering finish. What makes a wine someone’s favorite? Often it is the flavors of the wine itself; like a dark berried cabernet sauvignon layered with dark cocoa and vanilla spice.

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