5 Days In Napa Valley Wine Country Harvest 2019

The Napa Valley wine region is one of my favorite places in the world. Some friends & Jennifer & I have been planning this trip for a while now & the stars finally aligned as we spent this past weekend visiting 10 different wineries tasting 60+ wines over 5 days.

The house...


Let's start with the house. A friend hooked us up with an amazing place in Oak Knoll for the weekend. It slept at least 8 & could probably go up to 16. It was surrounded by wineries & vineyards and morning sun rises were just incredible. ( see pic below )

Along with an amazing pool the grounds had a basketball court, Bocci Ball, an apple tree as well as a fig tree.


The view from our balcony Oak Knoll Napa Valley

We couldn't of been more blessed with this amazing house. Oh and did I mention a winery and tasting room 50 yards aways...




Day 1: Alpha Omega Collective Napa Town Center!


Wines Tasted:

1: Tolosa Edna Ranch Poletti Chardonnay 2017 - 4/5

2: Tolosa 1772 Pinot Noir 2016 - 4/5

3: Tolosa Saltonstall Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 - 4.5/5

4: Tolosa Edna Ranch Primera 2017 - 4/5

5: Alpha Omega Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - 4.5/5

6: Perinet Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 - 3.5/5

7: Alpha Omega Thomas Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4.5/5



Day 2: Boyd Family Vineyards, Nickel & Nickel!



Wines Tasted:

1: Boyd Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - 4/5

2: Boyd Family Vineyards Big Ranch Vineyard Ruby Tuesday Rosé 2018 - 4/5

3: Boyd Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017 - 4/5

4: Boyd Family Vineyards Big Ranch Cuvée 2015 - 4/5

5: Boyd Family Vineyards Big Ranch Vineyard Merlot 2015 - 4.5/5

6: Boyd Family Vineyards Big Ranch Vineyard ENTRECOTE 2015 - 4.5/5

7: Boyd Family Vineyards Big Ranch Vineyard Right Bank 2015 - 4.5/5

8: Boyd Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - 4.5/5

9: Boyd Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2013 - 4/5

10: Boyd Family Vineyards Liberty Dessert ( PORT ) - 4/5


Wines Tasted:

1: Nickel & Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - 3.5/5

2: Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah 2016 - 4.5/5

3: Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4/5

4: Nickel & Nickel Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 3.5/5

5: Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4.5/5

6: Nickel & Nickel Sori Bricco Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 3.5/5


Day 3: Far Niente, HALL, Fortunati!


Wines Tasted:

1: Far Niente Estate Bottled Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018 - 4/5

2: EnRoute Les Brumeux Chardonnay 2017 - 4/5

3: Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2013 - 4.5/5

4: Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2015 - 4.5/5

5: Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2017 - 4.5/5

6: Far Niente il Dolcé 2013 - 4.5/5

7: Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2014 - 4/5

Wines Tasted:

1: Hall Montagna Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4.5/5

2: Hall Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 3.5/5

3: Hall Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon 2011- 4.5/5

4: Hall Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4.5/5

5: Hall Bergfeld Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - 3.5/5

6: Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - 4.5/5



Fortunati Vineyards

Wines Tasted:

1: Fortunati Chardonnay 2017 - 4/5

2: Fortunati Estate Viognier 2017 - 3.5/5

3: Fortunati Pinot Noir 2017 - 4/5

4: Fortunati Fortivo Red 2017 - 3.5/5

5: Fortunati Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - 3.5/5

6: Fortunati Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - 4.5/5


Day 4: Ragusci, Bacio Divino/ B-Cellars, Luna Vineyards!



Wines Tasted:

1: Regusci Mary's Cuvée Chardonnay 2018 - 3.5/5

2: Regusci Zinfandel 2017 - 4/5

3: Regusci Merlot 2017 - 4/5

4: Regusci The Elders Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4/5

5: Regusci Patriarch Estate Grown 2016 - 4.5/5

6: Regusci Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - 4.5/5

Wines Tasted:

1: Bacio Divino Lucie Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2015 - 4/5

2: Bacio Divino Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 4.5/5

3: Bacio Divino Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - 4.5/5

4: Bacio Divino Janzen Cloudy’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 5/5

5: Bacio Divino PAZZO 2016 - 4/5




Wines Tasted:

1: Luna Reserve Pinot Grigio 2018 - 3.5/5

2: Luna Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2018 - 3.5/5

3: Luna Pinot Noir 2017 - 4/5

4: Luna Riserva Sangiovese 2016 - 3.5/5

5: Luna Petite Sirah 2016 - 4/5


Day 5: Chimney Rock!


Wines Tasted:

1: Chimney Rock Rosè of Cabernet Franc 2018 - 4.5/5

2: Chimney Rock Estate Grown Elevage Blanc 2016 - 4/5

3: Chimney Rock Cabernet Franc 2015 - 4.5/5

4: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - 4/5

5: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 2013 - 4.5/5

6: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 2016 - 4/5

7: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 2014 - 4/5

8: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard 2013 - 4.5/5

9: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Ganymede Vineyard 2013 - 4/5


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