Italics Winegrowers in Coombsville


Italics Winegrowers is located off the beaten path but not unknown! We enjoyed a tour of the estate and their 16,000 square feet wine cave built into the hillside. The ambience of the tasting room with neon lights is like WOW! What a very nice touch! What’s so unique about this property is it’s weather. The winds blow off San Pablo Bay bringing morning fog to keep it cool during the day and cool air at night.

The winery has 70+ acres with nearly 40 acres planted that has a longer growing season than that of Calistoga starting weeks before and lasting weeks past into November. The wines they produce are exceptional: the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietary Red, Atlas Peak Chardonnay, Estate Petit Verdot, Oak Knoll Voignier and 16 Appellations. 16 Appellations wine is a marriage of all 16 appellations that are aged separately and then blended. Sooo good we had to take a bottle of this home.

Italics is a must visit winery (appointments only). You will be amazed by the property and enjoy some awesome wines from this Coombsville winery! Special Thanks to Italics Winegrowers for hosting MyRedWineGuys!

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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