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Laura Madonna
December 10, 2019 | Laura Madonna

Holiday Wishes from Yount Ridge Cellars

Happy Holidays from Yount Ridge Cellars


Dear friends,

As the rush of harvest in Napa Valley nears its end, grapevine leaves tip their hand and begin to turn all manner of orange and red; a calm descends like a fog and winter is not far behind.

I've seen many of you for private tastings putting the cave to life after sitting dormant for many years. Thank you for coming and enjoying our little slice of heaven, but more importantly, we have become friends over a lovely sip of wine.

As the year closes – one that will be known for fires again – we've put our 2019 wines safely to rest and age. But the promise of the next vintage release, like the hopes and wishes of a New Year, beckons.

To that end, we offer our richly concentrated 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, and a remarkable Red Blend vertical of our 2006, 2007 and 2008 Proprietary Red Blends. It's a rare and excellent opportunity to discover what our amazing Oakville estate vineyard is capable of by tasting it through the years. Either of these selections would pair perfectly for the discerning wine lover on your holiday list. 

Yount Ridge Cellars Proprietary Red Blend Vertical

Shop our Oakville estate collection

If you plan to visit Napa Valley this winter, the Bed and Breakfast, The Mansion at Yount Ridge, boasts fireplaces and fire pits for the chilly nights. Wine Club members can take advantage of 20% off the nightly rate. Please contact me for more information on how to book.

We are keenly aware of the curves Mother Nature seems to be lobbing with fires, power outages, and earthquakes. Our community grieves for those who lost their winery, homes, or loved ones this time around. As we write this, the Sonoma fire is now contained. If you'd like to support rebuilding through a donation, we suggest the Sonoma County Resilience Fund at

We look forward to making more memories in 2020 and wish you a holiday season filled with wonder and delight.

Laura Madonna
Yount Ridge Cellars

Laura Madonna
March 19, 2019 | Laura Madonna

Napa Valley 2007 Vintage Retrospective

"I came away from the tasting not just with an appreciation of how incredible 2007 was as a growing season for Napa Cabs but also that this was an important turning-point vintage for the region," Perrotti-Brown explains. "Over a decade on, the best 2007 Napa wines are now shedding their puppy fat and emerging magnificently, demonstrating this was truly a seminal year for Napa Valley Cabernet and serving as a preview of more singular expressions of this great region to come."

Miss Perrotti-Brown delights us with her retrospective tasting and article about the vintage and gives us a chance to show off this library wine we've been keeping under wraps.

Essentially by 2007, many vineyards had been replanted from phylloxera from the 80s/90 and thus were hitting their stride along with individual minded winemakers pursuing the best of what a vineyard can express versus picking for "ripeness." Add in a dry, temperate year and it was, in a word, ideal.

"Freshness, lively acidity, raciness beautifully offsets generally intense flavors and gives them a real drinkabiity."

We couldn't agree more. Celia has worked her magic with our Yount Ridge Vineyards and our library vertical proprietary blends from 2006 through 2011 are released first to members of our wine club. Cheers!

Laura Madonna
February 11, 2019 | Laura Madonna

Wine Club & Celebrating a Big Win

February marks a special time in the Valley; from the precision of winter pruning to the delicate anticipation of bud break, we look back on the transitions of 2018 and move through a prosperous new year.

I am proud of the Yount Ridge collection, and for wine drinkers wanting the best of limited production Oakville estate wines, our wine club boasts of Yount Ridge’s commitment to craft and respect for the varietal, reflected in each bottle. 

Learn more about our clubs here.


Yount Ridge Cellars 2017 Sauvignon Blanc received Double Gold in the 12th American Fine Wine Competition. It is available to our club members first prior to public release. This could be Celia's best white yet.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Valley this year. Do let me know when you will be in town. Members of our Best Friends wine club receive a special discount at our Mansion at Yount Ridge.