Napa wine clubs like Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Wine Club often hold tours of the vineyard’s wine caves. These caves are beautiful and well-furnished, although still chilly and damp, and are good for storing wine. When winemaking came to California, the winemakers decided that if these hills didn’t have enough caves to go around, they’d just make their own, using the same equipment and hiring the same workers that built tunnels for the railroads.
Vineyard near St. Helena offers cave tours
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, holds tastings in its barrel caves, where current releases and library wines may be sampled and visitors can learn all about the winemaking process. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. These wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. One Bordeaux blend from the library that you might be introduced to on a cave tours of Anderson’s Conn Valley is the 2010 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, an intense dark purple wine with a slight edge of red, has an aroma dominated by cassis with streaks of blackberry and plum, elements of tar from the oak, and highlights of blue flowers and anise. Born from a year with a cool spring and fall and an intensely hot summer, this wine’s flavor has a massive structure of black, blue and red fruits with licorice, anise, smoke and violets. This is a wine that deserves to be permitted to age.