Tasting Room: Elizabeth Spencer Wines – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Elizabeth Spencer is wine tasting room in Rutherford in Napa Valley; just right off of Highway 29 near Rutherford Grill.  I knew it was a tasting room (as opposed to a tasting room at a winery) and it is smaller than pictures that I have seen online.  But don’t let the quaint size fool you about what you are going to taste.  There is a cute sign pointing the direction to sites near and far (wineries to distant cities).

The charming tasting room has a display of their large bottle format offering.  Elizabeth Spencer has 7 different Cabernet Sauvignons, 4 Merlots, 1 Cabernet Franc,  Grenache, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, 3 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.  Obviously only a representative of those wines are available on each visit.

A nice and approachable staff make for a enjoyable visit.


Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room

1165 Rutherford Rd

Napa, CA 94573(707) 963-6067



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I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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