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Cuvaison

Cuvaison was founded in Calistoga in 1969 by two engineers from Silicon Valley. In 1979 the Schmidheiny family purchased the then-27-acre estate, along with 400 acres in the Carneros appellation. The name of the winery is the French word for the period when the grape juice, skin and seeds are altogether during fermentation and maceration. Cuvaison makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. California wine writer James Laube has noted that Cuvaison wines “share a distinctive house style with ripe, focused, supple fruit flavors, good intensity, fine balance and a sense of harmony and finesse.”

2007 Cuvaison ATS Selection Two Estates

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2008 Cuvaison ATS Selection Two Estates

Light capsule condition issue

1975 Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  93   

1975 Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon

Signs of past seepage; base neck fill

RP  93   

1975 Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon

Light signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill

RP  93   

1975 Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  93   

2020 Cuvaison Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

2013 Cuvaison Spire Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue