Site Effects

Napa Valley’s Saint Helena Winery draws its strength and beauty from the soil. Located in a tranquil corner of St. Helena, Calif., the small estate of Saint Helena Winery remains very much under the radar of the area’s casual visitors. The property’s modest production—fewer than 2,000 cases annually—is sold primarily through a mailing list, the […]

New World, Old Wines

For the longest time, most serious wine drinkers adhered to the notion that California wines did not improve with age. These offerings were often exciting and much anticipated, but while everyone was tucking their first-growth Bordeaux into the farthest nooks of their cellars to peacefully wait out the decades, the best wines of California were […]