America’s 101 Best Wineries 2014
“When we set out to determine the 101 best wineries in the United States, we knew that we had tasked ourselves with an extremely challenging mission.
“The wineries on our list were nominated by experts in the field: the wonderful sommeliers, wine writers, chefs, and restaurateurs who were kind enough to gift us with their opinions about wineries around the country. After their initial nominations, these experts returned to vote on the wines based on the three values we deemed most important: wine quality, consistency, and value.
“It will be a half century next year that the Davies family has been making sparkling wine in Napa Valley, and their line of mostly vintage-date releases have helped set the standard for California bubblies — even those made by Champagne-owned forms. The vineyard’s hillside caves were carved in the 1800s, but in recent years, Schramsberg has added the J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon and Davies Pinot Noir to their wine list.”
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