Nick Gislason is one of the most focused, in tune winemakers in the world. His connection with farming at an early age coupled with his curiosity and passion for living in a rhythmic cyclical pattern with the seasons ~ Has given his Hanabi Lager project life.
His fulltime job as winemaker at Screaming Eagle Winery for over a decade, only enhances everything else he focuses his creative visions towards!
HANABI LAGER WINTER 2020
Highly aromatic cereal grain aromas, hay, river-rock minerality and earthy elements bring complexity. Lightly herbal, dried minty overtones bring lift and focus, and the palate pulls tension between upfront weight and a long dry finish.
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"This batch is a very special Bohemian Style Pilsner, a lager beer that we brewed with Czech barley from a traditional floor-malting facility there, which underwent extended lees contact during a long, cold fermentation to develop texture and depth, a beer that balances richness and hay-like, grainy, and minty aromatics with freshness and verve."
Where the local winemakers go to meet, sip and toast the day…
It was 2006 when V Wine Cellar opened its doors. The vision was clear. Create a unique destination place in the heart of wine country where local winemakers and visitors intersect to relax, find a great bottle of wine or enjoy a glass to toast the end of another day in our corner of Yountville paradise.
Since then we’ve grown to more than 3000 square feet to become the most extensive wine selection in Napa Valley with several thousand choice bottlings from around the world.
Complements for compliments...
We complement the cellar with a casual wine bar, private event space, and an expansive outdoor patio and deck where you can enjoy a fine cigar, hand saber your own bottle of Champagne like a victorious Napoleon, indulge in a customized tasting, or just soak up the beauty of the surrounding vineyard vistas… your call.
Inclined to recline?
Come put your feet up in what the locals have dubbed “Napa Valley’s very own living room”. It's our comfortable soft seating lounge area where you can slide into ease, savor a glass with small plates of gourmet charcuterie and cheese, and even watch a game.
We’re all about personalized service tailored to your expectations, and our staff members are people you’ll really enjoy getting to know. So come in and pay us a visit… we’ve been waiting for you.