Posts From September 2008

September 22, 2008

Serial Entrepreneur Launches Napa Wine


Barry Schuler has worn his reputation for pioneering new territory from his alma mater, Rutgers, to Silicon Valley. So, last week when he proudly announced the inaugural release of his 2005 Meteor Vineyard Estate and Special Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, no one was surprised to learn that his 22-acre vineyard was located in the lesser known southeastern hills of Napa County.

Planted in 1998, Meteor's highly sought after fruit has sold to a handful of high-profile properties including: Arietta, Etude, Lail, Favia and Vineyard 29. Rocky soils, Meteor's undulating topography and the cooling influences of nearby San Pablo Bay give Meteor fruit slow, even ripening in the most challenging of years.

Meteor's first offering is being sold principally through the mailing list with a small allocation reserved for restaurants frequented by the globe-trotting Barry and Tracy Strong Schuler. To purchase 2005 Meteor Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon or the 2005 Meteor Vineyard Special Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, call 707-258-2900 or email

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We think our wine is all about terroir, manifesting the tremendous complexity of this appellation. Internationally acclaimed photographer Lewis deSoto shares these images of our Stags Leap Ranch from his appellation series to be unveiled sometime next year.

September 9, 2008

Indian Summer BBQ

September announced itself with 100-degree temperatures here in Napa Valley's Stags Leap district. We'll finish off the month with plenty of Indian Summer barbecues tossing quail, garden vegetables and, our personal favorite, lamb, on the grill.

Lamb and Petite Syrah contitute one of those peerless food and wine pairings. We hope you'll stock up on Quixote Petite Syrah and the best lamb you can find to fortify both cellar and larder for these last days of outdoor entertaining before welcoming the crisp days of autumn.

Here's are a few links to create your own Indian Summer BBQ:

Sonoma Direct - Grass-fed, family farmed and sustainably raised lamb.

Quixote Petite Syrah - Organically-farmed Stags’ Leap Ranch estate petite syrah.

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