#WineWednesday Splurge: Napa Valley’s Tournesol

I’ve had $50 bottles of wine that taste like $20 bottles of wine.  (Don’t you hate that?)

I’ve had $10 bottles of wine that taste like $40 bottles of wine. (Don’t you love that?)

So to finally drink a $100 bottle of wine which tastes like a $150 bottle of wine tasted amazingly indulgent!  Moving from the peninsula to San Francisco was the special occasion and Tournesol found itself in the celebration–it could not have been smoother, fruitier, more compact or more satisfying.

Tournesol is a small, organic winery near Napa which farms sustainably. I bought this one from Vintner’s Collective near downtown Napa a few months ago. If you too are a fan of Napa Cabs, you can still buy this 2010 selection here, but I tasted all their varietals and found them all to be remarkable and delicious.

As a side note, not only was the Vintner’s Collective building formerly the site of a brothel it was also one of several Napa Valley structures affected by the 2014 quake in American Canyon–they just reopened at the end of 2014, and still with significant ongoing repairs happening. This place is absolutely worth stopping in for a flight if you find yourself in Napa anyway, but especially now while they continue their rebuilding efforts!

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