We are excited to introduce Vinous Learn, a new program of in-depth, interactive virtual tastings that bring wine education to your home.
Our first module focuses on the wines of Napa Valley and is available in two highly limited packages, as described below. Antonio Galloni leads a learning module of eight classes focusing on the seven AVAs of Napa Valley Vinous has mapped so far, plus a class on up and coming stars. Antonio will be joined by numerous guests, including winemakers, authors and other experts, each of whom will share their unique perspective with class participants. You will learn about the history of each appellation, explore key vineyard sites and taste three wines per session, all in a highly interactive learning environment. The eighth class is dedicated to emerging producers. Sessions begin on Saturday, June 20 at 2pm PST and will run for eight weeks.
We are partnering with K. Laz Wine Collection, who will ship the wines, and Coravin, who is making their professional, restaurant-series Coravin 5 available at a special price. Kits are available now using the links below. If you can’t travel to wine country, we will bring it to you.
Saturday June 20 Stag's Leap
Saturday June 27 Yountville
Sunday July 5 * Rutherford (please note Sunday schedule)
Saturday July 11 St. Helena & Conn Valley
Saturday July 18 Pritchard Hill
Saturday July 25 Howell Mountain
Saturday August 1 Oakville
Saturday August 8 Undiscovered Napa Valley
Napa Valley Collector Kit:
- A complete box set of the Vinous Maps of Napa Valley (7 maps) by Antonio Galloni and Alessandro Masnaghetti.
- Two cases (24 bottles) of wines that have been specially chosen for the Napa Valley module. In many cases, vintners have dug into their libraries to provide vintages with bottle age for this tantalizing selection of wines. Featured wines:
HOWELL MOUNTAIN: 2014 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Abreu Las Posadas Red
OAKVILLE: 2014 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 VHR- Vine Hill Ranch, 2017 TOR ‘Beckstoffer ToKalon’ Cabernet Sauvignon
PRITCHARD HILL: 2017 Continuum Estate Red, 2016 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Colgin IX Estate Red
RUTHERFORD: 2014 Dana ‘Helms Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Staglin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 BV Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon
ST. HELENA & CONN VALLEY: 2016 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Stone the Crows Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon
STAGS LEAP: 2016 Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon
YOUNTVILLE: 2015 Blankiet Proprietary Red, 2009 Dominus Estate Red, 2014 Kapcsandy Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon
UNDER THE RADAR NAPA: 2016 Ad Vivum Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Bevan Saunders Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Kinsman Eades ‘Rhadamanthus’ Red
- Coravin Model 5 and Aerator Kit: Model Five is the Coravin standard, featuring the perfect balance between elegance and durability. Model Five features a classic, timeless design and all-new SmartClamps™, making it sturdy and easy to go on/off from bottle to bottle. The Coravin Aerator is the perfect accessory to enhance the taste of your wine in seconds by mixing the right amount of air with the wine as you pour. Its unique design uses the system’s pressure to force wine through 24 carefully placed and sized holes. By creating small jets that dramatically expand the surface area of wine exposed to air, it rapidly aerates the wine to yield silky, smooth, and aromatic results equivalent to decanting wine for approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
Napa Valley Explorer Kit:
- Including all of the above except the wines. The Explorer Kit is comprised of two cases (24 bottles) of the following wines:
HOWELL MOUNTAIN: 2015 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 La Jota Merlot, 2014 Turley ‘Rattlesnake Ridge’ Petite Sirah
OAKVILLE: 2018 Carter Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Dalla Valle ‘Collina Dalla Valle’ Red, 2016 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve
PRITCHARD HILL: 2016 Bryant ‘DB4’ Red, 2017 Chappellet Hideway Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Gandona Encosta Cabernet Sauvignon
RUTHERFORD: 2017 Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Inglenook 1882 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
ST. HELENA & CONN VALLEY: 2014 Seavey Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Patria A. Price Cabernet Sauvignon
STAGS LEAP: 2017 Chimney Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, 2015 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags’ Leap District), 2017 Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
YOUNTVILLE: 2015 Blankiet Prince of Hearts Red, 2016 Dominus Napanook Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Raymond Vineyards ‘Yountville’ Cabernet Sauvignon
UNDER THE RADAR NAPA: 2017 McGah Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Dakota Shy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon