Under the tenure of winemaker Michael Silacci Opus One has gone from strength to strength. But it’s not him or owners Mouton-Rothschild and Mondavi that are at the heart of its success; for Silacci, it’s all down to the power of collective responsibility This year Michael Silacci is celebrating 21 years at Opus One. Taking…
When it comes to rare wines, it’s difficult to beat the cult Cabernet Sauvignon labels of Napa Valley, California. With a typical average production of only a few hundred cases per year, these exclusive Napa wines are not just some of the rarest wines in California, but they also rank among the most precious fine wine labels in the world. It’s a point of great pride when collectors manage to find a top-rated vintage from a sought-after cult Cabernet producer like Screaming Eagle, Harlan, or BOND.
With so many top-quality wines to choose from, it can be difficult for wine collectors and investors to decide which bottles are considered truly the best on the market. In this guide to famous California wines, you’ll learn who the most renowned producers are in each of California’s highest-ranked AVAs. These wines are famous for a reason, and every collector should know the names of these extraordinary AVAs and wineries.
When it comes to cult wines, Napa Valley is the most lauded region in the world. This area of northern California is where the term “cult wine” originated and it’s home to some of the most praised and valuable cult wine labels in history. You may be wondering why exactly these wines have such recognition among critics and collectors. The answer is simple: they are rare, valuable, age-worthy, high in quality, and consistently rank near the top of the most traded wines on the market.
In this guide to cult wine prices, you’ll not only learn what you can expect to pay for a bottle of fine cult wine but also why these wines consistently perform so well on the market. With this understanding, you’ll have all of the information you need to select the best wines for your collection or start a cult wine investment that you can use to plan for the future.
Whether you’re starting a collection from scratch or you want to improve your fine wine knowledge, here are ten of the most important Cabernet Sauvignon facts every collector should know.
There are dozens of top-rated cult wine labels, so it’s important to know which ones are the right choice for your needs. In this guide to the best cult wines in Napa, you’ll find expert advice on the producers, labels, and vintages that will add value to your portfolio and elevate your rare wine collection.
A cult wine investment can be quite lucrative. Top-rated labels from producers like Screaming Eagle, Scarecrow, Sine Qua Non, and Dominus consistently perform well on the fine wine marketplace, often growing steadily in value over time. In this guide, you’ll learn how to make a cult wine investment with an eye toward the future.
MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Louis Roederer -Krug -Dominus -Château Montrose -Château Léoville Poyferré Now that a new year is upon us, it’s the perfect time to refresh your collection with some exciting wines. This year, there are dozens of top-quality vintages to get excited about, from well-known Old-World estates to up-and-coming New-World producers. In this…
We’re expecting a record holiday season. To help our customers make the most of this wonderful time of the year—and receive all their wines on time—the Vinfolio team has put together a holiday buying guide, available to download below. From advice on when to buy and ship to the best in-stock bottles to secure…
Mark Aubert’s winery first sprang into existence from California’s rich soils in 1999, and ever since, Aubert Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines have been climbing steadily higher in professional and public opinion, like grapevines reaching for the sun. Of course, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the state’s most prolifically planted varieties. With so many other notable California producers specializing in similar wines—Peter Michael, Williams Selyem, and Donum among them—what is it about Aubert wines that merits an ever-growing waiting list just to join the winery’s mailing list?
You don’t have to travel to Burgundy to find complex white wines with distinctive minerality and finesse. California’s northern Sonoma Coast is home to some of the most reputable Chardonnay producers in the world. Unlike most New-World Chardonnay, which is typically rich and buttery, top-rated Sonoma Chardonnay leans toward an elegant, acidic, and earthy profile. These wines have compelling notes of crisp green apple, refreshing citrus, racy acidity, brine, and wet stone—flavors and aromas that develop even greater depth with age.