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American Wine Society’s National Tasting Project Finalist

We’re thrilled to announce that Pellet Estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon has been selected for this year’s National Tasting Project by the American Wine Society. With over 8,000 members from 180 chapters, The National Tasting Project is an educational wine tasting opportunity for AWS chapter members across the United States. Each year the NTP committee chooses a theme and selects several wines that show different styles within a theme. Chapters hold tastings to sample the wines and then see how their ratings compare to other AWS chapters. This year the National Tasting Project 2019 is a terroir study of the Napa Valley, and they have selected 12 wines for the tasting, with four of them being Cabernet Sauvignon. Each year their committee tastes thru hundreds of wines from a particular world-wide region or varietal and pare them down to a group of 12. Being selected as 1 of the 4 Cabernets that they feel represent Napa Valley is quite an honor for us. More

Napa Magazine – Wine, Food, and Conversation from Napa Valley Vintners

Feeling the need for some down home comfort meals? The latest harvest issue of the Napa Magazine from the Napa Valley Vintners features Eric’s version of Classic French Onion Soup that’s sure to satisfy year-round. Get the recipe and read the full magazine for some fantastic insight from our fellow vintners. More

Napa Valley Life Magazine – Best of 2019 Issue

Tom and Eric are featured in the annual “Best Of Napa” issue, talking about resurrecting the Pellet ghost vineyard and re-establishing the Pellet Estate brand and winery. Page 62 has brief story all about it! More

The Napa Wine Project

We sat down with David Thompson a while back to taste and discuss wine and history. He's on a mission to document every Napa winery, which is no small task. I must say, the resulting article was about as comprehensive as we've ever read. We highly suggest you check out his website. More