Nov 26, 2021
VinePair by Edward Deitch

Borreo Ranch Single Vineyard Sangiovese 2018, Napa Valley, Calif.

California’s Napa Valley is most famous, of course, for its Cabernet Sauvignons, which vaulted the region onto the world wine stage decades ago. But Napa also has its intriguing outliers, and among them is this striking Sangiovese that tips its hat to Tuscany yet is Californian through and through. The Borreo Ranch Vineyard is owned by Silverado Vineyards, a storied Napa producer, and is named after Felix Borreo, who owned and farmed it in the late 19th century. While Silverado is well known for its Cabernets, the Borreo Ranch Vineyard instead grows Sangiovese, the signature red grape of Tuscany, as well as Zinfandel and Kerner, a white variety developed in Germany that’s also grown in Sudtirol in northern Italy ...
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Nov 08, 2021
Forbes Magazine - Brian Freedman

Wines Of The Week: Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Borreo Sangiovese, And A Special Single Malt Scotch From Glenmorangie

My red Wine of the Week is less likely to be familiar, but every bit as notable: The Borreo Single Vineyard Sangiovese 2018 from Napa Valley. Sangiovese, of course, is arguably the most famous red grape variety in Italy—and certainly in Tuscany—responsible for everything from Chianti to Brunello di Montalcino and beyond. Yet it’s also possible to find it elsewhere around the world, and while Napa Valley isn’t one of its most common—land prices are generally so high in Napa that it makes sense to plant the grapes that will command the most money, which is definitely not Sangiovese—there are some delicious examples. I count this one from Borreo among that group ...
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Oct 27, 2021
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

OPINION | BOTTLE SHOTS: Merlot Month best time of year for heavier reds

I've written before about how merlot has gotten short shrift when it comes to public perception, but I'd be remiss if I let October pass without mentioning that it's Merlot Month. There are many national days dedicated to different wines. Still, Merlot Month is undoubtedly my favorite, both because it's an actual month and October is exactly the time of the year I'm ready for heavier reds. ...
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Oct 24, 2021 &

It’s Merlot Month A Great Time To Check Out Merlot Wines

Merlot has suffered a lot of abuse over the years, but talk to Frank “P.J.” Alviso and it’s one of his favorites – albeit most challenging – grape varieties ...
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Oct 05, 2021
Croissants & Caviar a San Francisco Travel and Lifestyle Blog


We frequent wine country many times a year and it’s always a grand time! When planning a trip to wine country, there are many regions to consider: Napa Valley, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Calistoga, and Yountville amongst others. The charming town St. Helena is located within the Napa Valley. It’s home to some of the country’s best wineries and restaurants. You can experience wineries that feature world-class award-winning wines. You can dine at restaurants that feature farm-to-table menus showcasing the bounty of the region. St. Helena is excellent as a day trip or a weekend trip. Use this guide to plan the perfect wine country getaway in St. Helena! ...
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Oct 05, 2021
Marin Living - October 2021 Issue

A Day On Napa's Silverado Trail

The iconic Silverado Trail is quintessential Napa Valley. Built in 1852 as the first road linking the towns of Napa and Calistoga, it was a busy route because of the fortune seekers in the area hunting for silver. By the late 19th century, it was the main artery linking cinnbar mines to the north and the docks of San Pablo Bay. Today, the 29-mile, two-lane road hosts a treasure trove of wineries that boast some of the best wines in the region. While many of the larger wineries are located on the adjacent Highway 29, the Silverado Trail is a quieter, more intimate experience — perfect for locals wanting to enjoy a getaway in the countryside. It’s harvest time in Wine Country and here’s a look at some don’t-miss tastings, dining experiences and stays. ...
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