The SOMM Journal – Winemaker Tony Arcudi Shares His Remarkable Journey

High atop Howell Mountain in Napa Valley sits Black Sears Vineyard. At just over 2,400 feet, this is the highest vineyard on Howell Mountain, where it lies nestled among hundreds of acres of wild oak forests. Approximately 24 acres of the 420-acre ranch have been planted as vineyard over an east-facing hillside where an apple […]

The Tasting Panel – May 2016 – Anthony Diaz Blue Review

96 pts Arcudi Wines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard Howell Mountain “Exquisitely balanced mountain fruit shows rich blueberry fruit, smoke, spice and vanilla; it’s big and complex but never overbearing – elegant, restrained and stylish; loaded with nuance and beautiful flavors.”

Big Secret in Napa Valley – Shawn Burgert

Napa Valley Cabernet is so often the go to wine for many wine aficionados. I have often been curious to the question of how/when a Cabernet producer like Screaming Eagle, Bryant Family, Harlan Estate, and so many others, move from entering the market place, to becoming a high demand, California Cult Wine. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk […]