Monthly Archive for: "January, 2014"


As an iconic Napa Valley producer, it is always gratifying to see the actual results obtained by all of the talented winemakers doing tremendous work in this historic location. We thought it might be of interest for you to learn of some of these tremendous accomplishments. Napa produces just 4% of California’s production and a minuscule 0.4% of […]

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Back to the Future

At Veedercrest we recently released two “Back to the Future” wines, the 2007 Napa Valley Zinfandel being one, the other was our 2009 Napa Valley Merlot. These wines are lower in alcohol, 13.9% and 12.7% respectively. In the 1970’s we used to make wines in California that were lower in alcohol.

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Frustrating Regulated Tasting World

We exist in a very regulated environment. So do not be offended if you go to a tasting event and find the producers are limiting the amounts of they are pouring or the amount they are willing to provide to you. They could lose their licenses to produce and sell alcoholic beverages which would of course put them out of business.

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Don’t Be Limited By Fear

There are so many different varieties of grapes out there in the real world. It is a shame we limit ourselves to the “big seven“, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio. For example did you know that in Spain they grow over 146 different varieties of grapes? Think of all the different fun flavor profiles that this allows you to experience.

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