Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

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Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

#51 Post by mmarcellus » July 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Tulocay. I've never visited the winery, but I've had the wines and they are definitely old school. I only wish they were more available here on the East Coast.

The web page indicates that the tasting fees (and probably the philosophy) meet your guidelines.

http://www.tulocay.com/
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#52 Post by Merrill Lindquist » July 10th, 2019, 4:34 pm

mmarcellus wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Tulocay. I've never visited the winery, but I've had the wines and they are definitely old school. I only wish they were more available here on the East Coast.

The web page indicates that the tasting fees (and probably the philosophy) meet your guidelines.

http://www.tulocay.com/
That's funny...the Tulocay daughter is one of my tasters and often helps with my release tasting notes. She understands classic Cabernets very well.
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Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

#53 Post by BenjaminL » July 11th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Shay_A wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 3:58 pm
I’d put Seavey towards the top of that list. Views, wines and people are top notch. Definitely made in a more old school/restrained style for Napa Cabernet, and when we were there in February, we were able to taste some late ‘90s Cabernets and early ‘00s merlots. Julio is a great host.
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#54 Post by Roy Piper » July 11th, 2019, 6:32 pm

Forman, Corison, BV (get BV's separate clonal tasting menu, it's in a separate building from their main tasting room.) At most you are looking at $25-50 per person for these tastings. Forman is more of a "free" tasting where they hope you will purchase, but their wines are so good (and so relatively cheap) that such is hardly a sacrifice. Clos Du Val has a brand new indoor-outdoor tasting room, old-school history and better wines than ever.
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#55 Post by Nathan Smyth » July 11th, 2019, 7:16 pm

What's Fisher Wedding like now since they re-planted the vineyard?

It certain vintages, the vineyard used to be capable of producing a very gentle refined light-bodied elegance in its wines.

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#56 Post by Jud Reis » July 12th, 2019, 5:16 pm

Another vote for Smith Madrone. Old school wines, old school proprietors, gorgeous location.

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#57 Post by JohnP » July 13th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Nick F. wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Freemark abbey
I hope to try their decade library tasting next year:
https://www.freemarkabbey.com/visit/unique-experiences/

Another suggestion is Spring Mountain, they have a reserve library tasting, including 2001 (my personal favorite), 1988 and 1979.
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