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 world production. In spite of this Napa wines garnered 11% of Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines, 22% of the San Francisco Chronicle’s top 100 wines, 47% of Wine and Spirits best cabernet and cabernet blends, and 25% of Cheers! Wine panel’s Year’s Best Wines. Did you know that Veedercrest’s 2005 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked the #1 cabernet in the December 2011 edition of Wine Enthusiast (now sold out) and that our 2006 St. Helena Bordeaux blend and 2006 Mt. Veeder cabernet were ranked #2 (tie) and #3 (tie)? The Napa Valley is recognized by 77% of wine consumer’s surveyed. The highest consumer recognition of any wine region in the world! 81% of consumers rate Napa’s wines as “far above average” in quality. In China 83% give Napa Valley this recognition.
All this recognition does come at a price however. Today the average retail price for all Napa wines produced is $60 per bottle, and this is an average of all wines across the board, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, etc. This is 63% higher than the average prices for Sonoma wines and 495% higher than the average price of California wines. The average retail price for a bottle of Napa Valley cabernet is significantly higher at $82.50 per bottle, which is 126% higher than the average retail price of Sonoma cabernet and 820% higher than the average price of California cabernet. This year the average auction price for Napa Valley cabernet at the Napa Valley auction was $160 per bottle. What is tremendously gratifying is that the Napa Valley Auction and Napa Valley Premiere generated $20,000,000 for Napa Valley charities as a result of our owner’s generosity. Why not attend one of our Napa Valley Vintners events and sample our fabulous wines?