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"We recently visited the Calistoga ranch's restaurant and asked for a 'new and exciting' wine.  The sommelier brought us a bottle of the 2008 Proprietary Red. Simply magical.  The fruitful nose was delightful and the finish didn't quit.  Add us to the wine club, mailing list, whatever you have."  (Russell, CA)

"I was fortunate to drink the cabernet at Vie last night. Your vision has come true. I look forward to experiencing the wine many more times. We visit Napa several times a year and would love to visit the winery and meet you." (Scott, IL)

"My wife and I were downtown at Gibson's and we were looking for an '07 Cab.  Mind's Eye was one of the few '07 on the list and we had not heard of or tried the wine so we gave it a shot.  I have to tell you we really enjoyed the wine and personally I found it better than the '07 Caymus Special Selection. Great job and we look forward to trying more of your wines."  (Dan, IL)

"With the 2008 vintage, tiny producer Mind’s Eye has made a remarkable Syrah.  I was impressed by the wine’s precision, structure, and spot-on flavors of blueberries, lavender and that classic Syrah sense of meatiness.  Neither over-oaked, nor under-oaked, the wine has a vividness and wildness that will appeal to Syrah lovers."  (Karen MacNeil, author of the best-selling book, "The Wine Bible," winner of the James Beard Foundation's "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year," and founder and Chairman of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley)

"First release for this St. Helena vineyard & winery.  Youthful nose is showing aged beef, bittersweet chocolate, dense fruit and sexy oak. Sweetness of fruit comes through in the mouth, black, blue & boysen-berries, soy sauce and natural vanilla.  This is a Back Room Wines Rising Wine Star." (Dan Dawson, Owner, Back Room Wines).

This wine is brilliant . . . It’s definitely a sophisticated first effort.  It’s a classic Napa Valley Cabernet.  The fruits in it are really ripe.  It has a very complex structure.”  (Maureen Malone, co-manager of the wine menu, Vie Restaurant, Western Springs).

"This wine has great fruit flavors, an extraordinary finish, and tastes as good as or better than many wines in the $125 to $150 price range."  (Sean Chaudhry, Owner, Hinsdale Wine Shop)

Send us your feedback at mk@mindseyewinery.com

Traveling to Napa Valley?  

A few ideas. . . .


Restaurants:

  • Brix (home-spun ingredients on the perfect patio)
  • Cook (nouveau Italian in St. Helena nook)
  • Tra Vigne (traditional Italian in gorgeous Tuscan setting)
  • Bistro Jeanty (country French; locals hang-out)
  • Taylor's Refresher (hamburger respite)
  • The French Laundry (world class dining experience)
  • Bottega (great ambiance and delightful Italian cuisine)
Places to Stay:
  • Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga (pure luxuriation)
  • Villagio, Yountville (ideal location near great restaurants and wineries; also offers a fantastic brunch)
  • Bardessono, Yountville (new, chic and refined)
  • Westin, Napa (polished and convenient locale in downtown Napa)
Wineries to Visit (wines + views):
  • Barnett Vineyards (Spring Mountain)
  • Far Nienti (Oakville)
  • Sherwin Family Vinyards  (Spring Mountain)
  • Shafer Vineyards (Stags Leap)
  • Pride Mountain (Napa/Sonoma)
  • Darioush (Napa)
  • Ferrari Carano (Sonoma)
  • Larkmead (Calistoga)
  • Seavey Vineyards (Howell Mountain)

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