Potential of 2013 vintage provokes record bids at winter trade auction

Excitement generated by the outstanding wines produced from the 2013 crush led to record-setting results at Premiere Napa Valley last weekend.

The winter auction — exclusively for restaurateurs, retailers and wholesalers — staged by the local 500-plus-member trade association, Napa Valley Vintners, netted $6 million — up by $100,000 over last year when the take nearly doubled the tally from 2012.


Arrow&Branch Selected as a Favorite Wine at Premiere Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley is always a first glimpse into what the future of a vintage has in store for us. The events this past week confirmed what we’ve been hearing from our vintner and winemaker friends for a while … that 2013 is another outstanding vintage across the board for the Napa Valley. The wines in general were intense, complex and delicious.


Robert Parker Rates Arrow&Branch Again!

The brilliant 2010 Proprietary Red is composed of 60% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot and the rest other Bordeaux grape varietals. Fragrant notes of boysenberries, blueberries and acacia flowers are followed by a dense, rich, medium to full-bodied wine with striking purity and elegance as well as sweet tannins. This lovely 2010 can be drunk now and over the next decade. 

These wines missed the Napa report, so I’m including them with these Sonoma reviews. An interesting small production boutique winery, Arrow & Branch uses at least 60% Cabernet Franc in its blends (the fruit had previously been sold to Tony Soter for his Napa operation prior to him purchasing an estate in Oregon)


Arrow&Branch wines will be served at the Critic’s Choice Awards

ARROW&BRANCH will be attending the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday, January 16th.

ARROW&BRANCH is excited to announce our wines have been selected to be served at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Watch the show live on the CW at 8:00 EST/PST.

It’s Time for Wine and Other Things

Two Wineries Come of Age: It is trite, but true. A new label arrives on the shelves of Napa’s wine shops almost every few days. Sampling them all has become next to impossible. Perhaps not so surprisingly, though, but for a rare few, most are from vines that are not fully matured or the wine is still too young in the aging process to really make us swoon. It usually takes a bit of time to finally show your best stuff – much like a young actor who shows promise but whose great talent will be overwhelmingly apparent a few years later. Today we want to mention two of our favorite wineries that are more than ready for prime time.