Meet the Wine Scouts
Your personal guide to the best in wine and spirits
The world of potent potables can be bewildering. We have a team of seasoned wine and spirits professionals here in Napa who want to get to know you and your tastes. They want to be your Spirit guide, your Sherpa, your go-to guy (or gal) for all things drinkable. When the holiday gifting season rolls around, well, you just found yourself an assistant to make sure everything goes smoothly.
You can take your chances with the blank stares in the big-box store, or you can call us. You might find yourself talking to someone who has perhaps worked a few harvests at a Napa winery, managed a wine retailer, pounded the pavement as a wine rep, or worked the floor as a professional sommelier in a fine dining restaurant. Everyone here takes their vocation seriously, and you’ll be able to tell immediately!
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay (White Burgundy), Zinfandel & Priorat
1948 Chateau d'Yquem
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet, Grenache
2003 Mugneret Echezeaux
Beaujolais, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah
1997 Vine Cliff Cabernet
Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Garganega, Chardonnay
1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Cabernet, Syrah, Pinot, Nebbiolo, and wines from the Veneto
1949 Martin Ray Cabernet
Pinot Noir, White Burgundy, aromatic Whites with great acid
1985 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay (White Burgundy)
1990 Leroy, 1997 Harlan Estate
Cabernet, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Champagne
1986 Domaine Leroy Richebourg
Love them all!
1953 Oppenheimer Sacktrager Trockenbeeren Auslese
Northern Rhone Syrah, German Riesling, Cabernet and Burgundy
1979 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon
Champagne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & did I mention Champagne?
1989 Chateau Margaux
Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc
1998 Cheval Blanc
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Barolo & Champagne
1985 Opus One
Grenache, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay (Chablis), Godello, and who doesn't love Bubbles?!
1986 Spottswoode Family Estate Cabernet
Chardonnay, Champagne, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir
1978 Leroy Nuits St Georges
Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese
1983 Silver Oak