12 California Wines That Define 2020

These wines, which make up a case, are not only delicious ? they also tell the story of what happened with wine in 2020.

 

Napa Valley’s Scorched Hillsides Face A New, Serious Threat: Winter Rains

Flames across Napa County have been extinguished. In their aftermath, burn-scarred areas face serious risk of erosion, flooding and mudslides.

 

Napa Valley’s Scorched Hillsides Face A New, Serious Threat: Winter Rains

Flames across Napa County have been extinguished. In their aftermath, burn-scarred areas face serious risk of erosion, flooding and mudslides.

 

My Story: How Napa Valley’s Cain Winery Plans A Comeback After The Glass Fire

Chris Howell, general manager and winegrower for Cain Vineyard & Winery, recounts the loss of vintages and buildings during his 31st harvest there and details his passion to rebuild.

 

Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain, Ravaged By Glass Fire, Says It Will Rise From The Ashes

Spring Mountain is home to more than half the wineries and vineyards damaged by the Glass Fire. Its residents say they will rebuild.

 

California Fires Take A Deep Toll On Wine Country

Beyond the financial cost of the destruction in Napa Valley is the emotional price, as wine that?s been nurtured from vineyard to barrel flows down the drain.

 

Napa County’s Cain Winery Request Involves Detective Work

Cain Vineyard and Winery is trying to clarify a four-decade-old use permit, leading to a kind of history detective exercise.

 

The Divisive Impact Of Brettanomyces In Wine

When Brettanomyces, or Brett, appears in wine, it's often viewed as a fault. But a few wineries celebrate the flavors it creates in your glass.

 

New Officers For Spring Mountain District Association

The Spring Mountain District Association announces new board officers.

 

Spring Mountain District Association Announces New Board Officers

St. Helena, Napa Valley, June 2020 ? The Spring Mountain District Association announces new Board officers. President is Meg Laughridge; Vice President is Matt Sherwin; Treasurer is Reilly Keenan; Sec