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The Truth about Verite La Muse

French for “truth,” the wines of Vérité result from a confluence of old world experience and new world fruit. Each is an amalgam of distinct components harvested from small vineyard blocks (micro-crus), resulting in a carefully considered convergence of grape varieties, climate, soil exposition and winemaking technique. The Vérité Estate is located in the foothills Read more…

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Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2006

Frog’s Leap stands tall in the heart of Rutherford, at home in its historically noted “ghost winery” Red Barn. It’s Zinfandel is considered America’s own great indigenous grape, even though its origins lie on the Adriatic coast. Planted throughout California and the Pacific Northwest, Zinfandel is at its best in warm regions with cooler temperatures Read more…

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Underneath the Fog

Howell Mountain lies well above the fog line along the northeastern side of Napa Valley. Since the 1880s, adventurous winemakers have been drawn to the mountain’s unique climate and soils, as well as the challenges of mountain winemaking, a consistent attraction that has resulted in a legacy of wines that have garnered high critical acclaim. Read more…

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