Cab Franc vs. Cabernet Sauvignon: Exploring the Differences Between Two Classic Reds

Did you know that Cab Franc grape is one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Sauvignon Blanc? Nearly 70% of Americans drink red wine the majority of the time. This is a broad category that encompasses many different varieties, including Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, among others.  Each type of red wine brings its own […]

Cab Francs for Spring Wine Drinking

We’re so happy it’s Spring because we need to get warm and dry out. It has been another wet and cool winter here in Napa, with about 70 inches (so far) of rain up on Mount Veeder. By comparison, we received about 60 inches last year. All this rain is great for the vines, and […]

Don’t Get Sideways with Merlot

We’ve made Merlot for a few years to blend into our Cabs and Cabs Francs. But as we were hand sorting the grapes in 2021, we knew had some very special fruit on our hands that was worthy of its own bottling. Winemaker Greg stopped the conveyor belt on the sorting table that morning and […]

Hidden Gems: Discover Unique Napa Valley Wines

The first commercial winery in Napa opened its doors in 1859. Today, hundreds of wineries and tasting rooms exist throughout the small valley, so this means there are plenty of wines to choose from. In reality, there may be too many. With so many to options, finding hidden gem wineries can be a little tricky but […]

Three New Napa Wines for Spring 2023

Do March showers bring April flowers? Just asking because we’re absolutely soaked in the Napa Valley with 40-plus inches of rain since November. As we wait for the sun and bud break in the vineyards, we’re happily celebrating our Spring debut of three new and very limited production wines, including the first from the 2021 […]

Reflection & Anticipation: Winemaker’s Update

As we close out 2022 and jump into 2023, it’s a good time to look back and forward with Majuscule.  The ride that was 2022 It was a growing year that was full of surprises. Frost and hail came early in the year, but luckily most of Napa Valley was spared damage to the vineyards. […]