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Sauvignon Blanc - Catacula Vineyard

2015 Green & Red - Sauvignon Blanc - Catacula Vineyard - Napa Valley
Wine & Spirits, "Top New World Sauvignon Blanc of the Year" 93 pts - April 2017 Download PDF

"A supple, rich and expressive white, with succulent apricot, lemon curd and ripe peach flavors, showing just a hint of lanolin, honey-suckle and smoke. The supple body is kept lively by crisp acidity. Drink now. 310 cases made." -- M.W. - Wine Spectator 91 pts


2012 Green & Red - Sauvignon Blanc - Catacula Vineyard - Napa Valley
Pear and spice notes mingle with yellow apple, melon, citrus zest and spice flavors in this smooth, medium-bodied version, with a refreshing, lemongrass-infused finish. Wine Spectator M.W., 88 pts - August 2013


2011 Green & Red - Sauvignon Blanc - Catacula Vineyard - Napa Valley
"Jay Heminway has been holding the bar for Zinfandel from Napa’s Chiles Valley for decades, but here his talents point elsewhere. The warmth of this site outside Angwin yields and intense Sauvignon Blanc (with some intrigue from the Musque selection), full of dark stones, Meyer lemon, white flowers, and wheatgrass. A dramatic Napa-style expression of this grape." - SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines 2012

“It's so rewarding to see Jay Heminway's benchmark Zinfandel label also show its hand with white wine, in this case from 2 acres of the Sauvignon Musque selection off his site in eastern Napa County. An intense, outstanding expression of a California style: darker minerality and both citrus flesh and pith, white flowers and wheatgrass.”  Jon Bonne- S.F. Chronicle - July 15, 2012

2010 Green & Red - Sauvignon Blanc - Catacula Vineyard - Napa Valley
“Tangy peach, lemon and tangerine notes are refreshing and juicy, with toasted herb and citrus zest notes and a mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 320 cases made.”  M.W.- Wine Spectator - Aug 31,2012


Zinfandel - Tip Top Vineyard

2014 Green & Red Zinfandel - Tip Top Vineyard
92 Pts - Wine & Spirits - April 2017 Download PDF

2013 Green & Red Zinfandel - Tip Top Vineyard
94 Pts - Wine & Spirits - April 2017 Download PDF

90 Pts - Wine Spectator Values Guide, California



Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard

2014 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard
"One of the Best US Zinfandels of the Year"

Wine & Spirits, 92 pts - February 2017

2012 Green & Red - Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard - Napa Valley
“Gangbusters. Since day one of Back Room, Green & Red has been a house favorite. Always so good. Serpentine in the rocks makes the green. Iron-heavy soils of the vineyard make the red. Long-time Zinfandel specialist, Green & Red has producted a rich, hearty, spicy classic "Bigger Zin". Get black cherry liquer, licorice, black pepper, mint, French roast coffee and boysenberries. Long finish of spice, fruit and just a little soil.”  Dan Dawson - Backroom Wines - Napa CA - April 2014

2009 Green & Red - Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard - Napa Valley
“Green & Red Vineyards has been producing top-notch wines since the 1970's. Located in Chiles Valley (that's in Northeast Napa Valley). They craft a few different Zinfandels (and a Syrah), and we like them all. The "Chiles Mill Vineyard" bottling is my favorite of the bunch. Sitting at 1,200 ft elevation, this estate vineyard produces a wine of brilliant dark red color. It's chock-full of deep yet bright black cherries, a bit of bramble, a hint of smokiness and very nice warming "winter" spices. This is a big wine with richness and depth that is as cozy as a crackling fireplace on a cold wintery night. Nice.”  Chris - Backroom Wines - Napa CA

2009 Green & - Red Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard - Napa Valley
“Focused and well-structured, with loamy cherry aromas and dense, appealingly briary raspberry, roasted sage and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2017. 900 cases made.”  T.F. - Wine Spectator 90 pts

“Jay Heminway carries the torch for old-school Napa Zin from the eastern area of Chiles Valley. With relatively little new wood from a 1,000-foot-elevation parcel that overlooks the remains of the valley’s historic grist mill, this is wound up enough to need another year in bottle. Cedar, cinnamon, forest floor and racy raspberry and plum in a concentrated and notably tannic style.”  Jon Bonne - SF Chronicle - Feb 5, 2012

2009 Green and Red - Zinfandel – Chiles Mill Vineyard - Napa Valley
SF Chronicle $30 and Under, from Top 100 Wines producers. Dec 2012

2008 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Mill Vineyard - Napa Valley
“We like the pepper, spice and sandalwood notes in this berryish Napa Zinfandel from Zin-Meister Jay Heminway. It’s a mountain Zinfandel that’s farmed responsibly and made more for the dinner table than to be a contestant in a beauty contest.”  Weimax - May 2011


Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyards

2014 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyard
Wine & Spirits, 90 pts - April 2017 Download PDF

2011 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyards - Napa Valley
94 Points - Wine & Spirits
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2010 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyards - Napa Valley
"Cool and slightly autumnal on the nose with ripe gently tarry cherry fruit, huge forest floor, wild flower, and dry pine needles base notes. Old school, small dark berry fruit, a little firm tannin a whisper of herb, big dark cherry fruit all unfold on the palate in such a gentle way one might forget how much Zin has changed over the years if it weren’t for examples like this. Polished rich and well integrated…" The Best of Zinfandel (page 15) 93 pts - Nov. 5, 2013

2009 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyards - Napa Valley
“Green & Red has long been one of my favorite under-the-radar producers in California.  Way out in the boonies of Chiles Valley, a valley that runs parallel east of Napa Valley proper sits the estate vineyards of Green & Red on a mixture of red iron and green Serpentine soils perched on a bench that ranges from 900 to 2000 feet elevation. This particular wine comes from the Chiles Canyon Vineyards which are the wineries three mountain top vineyards overlooking Chiles Canyon. Aged in half French oak and half American oak for 14 months this is one superb Zin far from the IHOP blueberry pancake syrup that most people are trying to pass off as Zinfandel today. Dryness prevails here from nose to finish with precise layering of fruit, tannin, acid and texture. Wild berry, spearmint, cocoa powder and espresso all combine in the mid-palate for a crescendo of flavor that is only outdone by the long complex finish packed with sage and other herbal components. This is deliciously youthful now and will continue to develop nicely over the next decade.”  Bryan Brick - K&L Wine Merchants

2009 Green & Red Zinfandel - Chiles Canyon Vineyards - Napa Valley
“Pam and Jay Heminway started planting their 200-acre estate in the eastern hills of Napa Valley in 1972. They now farm 31 acres in three sites, ranging in elevations from 1,000 to 1,700 feet. Their sensible and sensitive approach to farming and winemaking has made a slightly different version of this cuvee a favorite at Chez Panisse, where it has been the house red for more than a decade. Their 2009 is a violet and black cherry-scented beauty, held in a tannic structure that will reward ten years of bottle age. The freshness is there to enjoy it now-the wine has a way of leaving the mouth clean, a sensation associate editor Luke Sykora described as “fresh rain evaporating off a stone.” Decant it for grilled quail.”  93pts Wine & Spirits (Best Buy) Feb 2012 and designated as one of the "Year's Best Zinfandel” by W&S.