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David Meier
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We were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived. The owner even came over to say hello. The wines are excellent and the "Unrestricted" was my wife's favorite of the entire Napa trip. Meg and Steve were friendly and knowledgeable and the tasting never felt rushed. The setting is amazing sitting in the vineyard while sipping wonderful wines. This is what Napa used to be, and still is at O'Brien.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I understand the appeal of this place as the wines are very good and the staff members are extremely helpful, but it is very corporate and heavily traveled by tourists. The views from the patio are undeniably spectacular. However, we noticed that the more popular tourists wineries, that the tasting fees have gotten expensive and the old tradition of buying a bottle of wine as a courtesy, in lieu of a tasting fee seems to be gone from the larger producers. Of the 8 wineries we visited, DC & Chateau Montelena (don't waste your time), charged tasting fees in addition to the cost of the wine. In the former case we simply left without the wine, but at DC we went ahead a paid both the tasting fee and the price for the wine. Sonoma should take this kind of stuff as a marketing opportunity as Napa has certainly lost some of it's charm as the tourist flock to the region. It's a real shame.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I can't imagine what people like about this place other than the grounds. The tasting room is not inviting and the wines are ok, but overpriced. We offered to buy 2 bottles of the Pettit Syrah and were told we would still need to pay the tasting fee. So instead of selling us two bottles of wine. We paid the fee and left. Idiotic.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The downstairs bar has a great atmosphere and care is taken with each cocktail. Very relaxed dinner with wonderful clams and chicken dishes. One of the more pleasant dinners during our stay.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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The operation isn't much to see as they are in the business of making wine. No caves, no videos and no tour buses. Only very good wines and a view that is beautiful. Rich was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us a nice walk around the property. Looking forward to opening the first bottle.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Mr. Smith was warm and engaging and his passion for his wines does with every sip. We loved the Cab and the Riesling was a great surprise with its crisp snappy finish. Probably my favorite of the trip.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Fairly disappointing. The wines are very good and the tour is ok, but like most larger wineries these days, they are charging a ridiculous amount of money for a tasting and tour. Our tasting was $100 for the two of us and I think it would have been spent better elsewhere on a nice bottle of wine.
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