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October 13, 2010
From journal Food and Drink in San Fran and Napa
by Napa wine lover
April 19, 2010
by Alan Anthony
April 7, 2007
From journal Vino Bella
December 30, 2006
From journal Fourth of July in Napa Valley
February 24, 2005
V. Sattui is all three. I really hate saying this, as my grandfather used to be in the same winemaker's club as Daryl Sattui's father, but this Napa Valley "hot spot" is *way* overrated, *way* too crowded, and simply not worth the aggravation, traffic, and commercialism.
The wine itself is good enough, and it's only sold on the premesis, of course. But one shouldn't need to walk through a gift shop in order to see the main attraction (reminiscent of the Winchester House in San Jose). Yes, similar experiences are to be had at other "famous" wineries in the area, like Coppola, but really, Coppola *is* a bit of a museum, of sorts. V. Sattui is just wringing every last cent from people who want to hit the first big winery they see on Highway 29 where they can picnic.
Again, I hate to slam a place, but consider this a fair warning to people who may not know exactly what they'll be getting into.
From journal A Local's Guide to the Napa Valley
December 22, 2004
From journal Day Trip to Napa Valley
Santa Clara, California
October 8, 2004
Our next next stop was V Sattui, which was the complete opposite of Chandon. V Sattui selections include a variation of wines for tasting. Here the tastings are free, and you have the opportunity to taste about six to seven wines. The amosphere is more festival due to the fact that they have a hugh picnic area and deli on the premises. You can purchase sandwiches, both cold and hot, and there is a hugh selection of cheese and other deli items. There are a lot of people, so you might have a small wait before tasting, although the staff does try to accomodate as many people as possible. It's a fun place. I would suggest making this stop around lunch since it does have a deli. It's just nice to take a break and enjoy the surroundings.
From journal Weekend of Jazz and Wine in Napa
San Francisco, California
June 13, 2002
From journal St. Helena the Provence of the West
New York, New York
June 24, 2000
From journal A Week in Napa Valley