Haraszthy Family Cellars

Haraszthy Family Cellars

Bearitage Lodi Red Blend 2015

Smooth right when you open it. — 3 months ago

Haraszthy Cellars

Buena Vista Sonoma Pinot Noir

Absolutely superb old world pinot noir. Would love to taste and compare to a French and Washington State. — 2 years ago

Anne Miller
with Anne

Haraszthy Family Cellars

Solus Sto Zinfandel

Nice wine for $20. - 2006 — 6 years ago

Haraszthy Vallejo fantástico

Fantástico Assemblage Malbec 2009

Great blend. 65% Malbec, 25% Cab, 10% Merlot. — 7 years ago

Haraszthy Family Cellars

Bearitage Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Smooth, easy drinking, cherry liquor, cedar, pencil lead, graham cracker, black licorice, and eucalyptus. Sixty minute decant, definitely appreciate this wine with a slight chill! — 4 months ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2017

The first European grapes were planted in what is now the U.S. in the 1600s, where Spanish missionaries in New Mexico needed sacramental wine. But Phylloxera was ever-present near the eastern population centers, so the earliest American wine industries were built on hybrid grapes. Cincinnati's sparkling Catawba was America's first cult wine, followed by cultivars like Norton, Isabella, and Concord in Missouri and Virginia. The sleeping giant began to awaken in the 1850s, when Agoston Haraszthy began importing high-quality vine material to California.

It all came crashing down with Prohibition in 1920. Not only were vineyards ripped up and knowledge lost, but the American palate became soft and sweet. Low-quality fortified wine from whatever grapes were available became the standard of the American wine industry.

Things began to shift in the 1960s. Robert Mondavi brought dry table wine, varietally labeled, back to the forefront. Boutique producers like Ridge began to creep toward European quality standards. The 1976 Judgement of Paris blind tasting, a sweeping victory for the Americans, proved that the New World wine was here to stay.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû's Wines 'History of Wine 1453AD-Present' seminar, where this wine was poured)
— 5 years ago

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@Connor Smith Connor Enjoyed reading your history of wine in six bottles. Thanks and Cheers from Canada 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦


Sauvignon Blanc

Hungarian dry white wine. Super fruity and smooth — 3 years ago

Haraszthy Family Cellars

Bearitage Lodi Petite Sirah 2016

Had with steak. A good light wine for summer — 6 years ago