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Cuvaison Estate Wines (Carneros) Video Tour

Cuvaison Estate Wines (Carneros)

1221 Duhig Road
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 942-2455

Tasting:   Open Daily 10-5pm
Tasting fee $15 with free glass
  Sit-Down Tasting
Price Range:   $17 to $85
Established:   1969
Vineyards:   273 acres

Cuvaison Estate Wines (Carneros) Description

Chardonnay represents almost 65 percent of Cuvaison’s production. Merlot and Pinot Noir are also produced, and come from the winery’s same 400-acre estate vineyard in the cool Carneros region. Over the past 20 years, the estate has been developed by matching an array of clones and rootstocks to the special characteristics of each specific vineyard block. The wines produced from these individual blocks are blended to create balanced, elegant, well-structured wines.

Cuvaison purchased the historic 170-acre Brandlin Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Range on the southwest side of the Napa Valley. They planted 32 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.

Winemaker Steven Rogstad sums up his winemakeing style best, “My style and philosophy are based on expressing the unique character of our estate grapes and doing as little as possible to them.  When one has such wonderful fruit to work with, that should be one’s emphasis.”

Cu∙vai∙son [koo∙veh∙ZOHN] “The French term for the period when grape juice is kept in contact with the skins and seeds during both fermentation and maceration. Critical in the making of red wines, cuvaison allows color, tannins, and aroma to be transferred from the skins and seeds to the juice.”

Cuvaison Estate Wines (Carneros) Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
"Green" Technology
Sit-Down Tasting
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The best location
chappkg, Broomfield
The Cuvaison Carneros location is absolutely amazingly beautiful. The best tasting room in Napa. Sitting in their tasting area or on the patio the surrounding views are stunning. A good tasting of their wines, which are all very good, and you get to keep the glass.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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