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The Napa Wine Project

We sat down with David Thompson a while back to taste and discuss wine and history. He's on a mission to document every Napa winery, which is no small task. I must say, the resulting article was about as comprehensive as we've ever read. We highly suggest you check out his website. More

I Thee Wine

Mark Gudgel recently visited from the Midwest, and after tasting thu the portfolio, and left with a fond appreciation of our wines. More

St. Helena Star Wine of the Week - Pellet Estate 2014 CabRosé Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Just in time for Summer, it’s time to think and drink, pink! More

Tom Rinaldi Press Release

This Spring we were delighted to add Tom Rinaldi to our team. Entering his 40th harvest, Tom brings his experience from Duckhorn, Chalone, Provenance and Hewitt to name just a few. He is intimately familiar with vineyards in Napa Valley, with deep knowledge of St. Helena in particular. We’re looking forward to many years of winemaking with Tom and the exciting direction he is taking us. More (PDF)

BASH 2015

Pellet Estate earned second place for the third year in a row at the Culinary Institute of America for bASH 2015. Our “Surf & Turf” was King Crab leg wrapped in paper thin mango/passion fruit & Chardonnay gelée, plus a Gruyère Gougères filled with wild mushroom mousse topped with a slice of rare Wagyu steak, each respectively paired with our Chardonnay and Cabernet. Visit Appellation St. Helena for more information and next year’s details...More

St. Helena Star/Napa Valley Vintners – Top Cabernet blind tasting

At the end of 2014, two tastings of Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon were held: one of cabs priced at $50 and higher and one of cabernets made from grapes grown on the hillsides. Blind tasted, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was voted as one of the top four Napa 2011 Cabernets by our vintner peers, we are thrilled to receive such recognition...More

Wine Spectator – 10 Thrilling Napa Cabernets Article

We are flattered that the Wine Spectator considers us to be a thrilling discovery as reported in their July 6, 2015 tastings highlights article! James Laube describes our upcoming 2012 release as “Tight and structured, with a firm core of dark berry, sage, mineral and cedary oak, ending with gripping tannins and an aftertaste of loamy earth.” More