2016 Christopher Tynan Wines Syrah Judge Family Vineyard is up with the greats, and I’d put this up against any Syrah in California or France. Offering incredible purity of fruit as well as notes of blueberries, blackberries, crushed flowers, gamey meats, and pepper. The 2016 has been enhanced with fabulous depth and concentration, ripe tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. Hats off to Tynan for another insanely good Syrah that can be drunk today or cellared for 20 years or more.
This wine was so good I asked for the sample bottle! Simply awesome!
Letters To Europe 50/50 Grenache/Syrah
Carlos Falla, V Wine Cellar
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck
A new cuvée by Lato (it’s the first vintage I’ve tasted), the 2016 Letters To Europe checks in as a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah that’s mostly from the Bien Nacido Vineyard outside of Santa Maria (83%) yet also includes a good chuck of fruit from Michael Larner’s Larner Vineyard in Ballard Canyon. Aged two years in just under half new barrels, this beauty showed wonderfully from tank and now from bottle it certainly doesn’t disappoint, revealing a saturated purple color as well as sumptuous notes of cured meats, vanilla tinged spices, new leather, ground pepper, and assorted darker berry fruits. Possessing full-bodied richness and depth, a seamless, incredibly elegant texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish, as always, it’s the purity of fruit and texture that sets Paul’s wines apart.
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.