Learn About Cellar No. 8
Introducing Cellar No.8 - robust, full-flavored red wines steeped in a rich heritage. It was back in 1881 when Italian immigrants founded the Asti Winery in Sonoma County. Applying methods and expertise from the old country, they created immortal reds and formed an entire community around which winemaking was it's soul.
Today, Cellar No.8 pays tribute to the original location where these pioneers cellared their wines more than 100 years ago. At the same time, these flavorful reds reflect the lively character and hearty spirit of the people themselves.
Learn About North Coast
Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other.
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Learn About Merlot
No second fiddle
Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...
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