The Judge and The Master

“The clusters look like mice hanging upside down by their tails.” This was John Kongsgaard, describing his chardonnay grapes which are denuded on all sides of their leafy clothing and left entirely naked and exposed… Continue reading

Spottswoode & Cabernet

Most mornings, I walk my dog along the silent, pastoral Spottswoode Vineyard. The vineyard sits at the foot of the Mayacamas mountains in the narrowest part of the Napa Valley. In the early morning, Pacific… Continue reading