Originally Posted by coolpapa
I think at one time, in the 80s and early 90s they were reasonably well made wines. But somewhere along the way Justin Meyer decided he wanted to make a lot of money and he really ramped up production, and I think quality became secondary. They have a reputation for buying subpar fruit and essentially making the wine in a lab. They've done a fantastic job building their brand, but I really don't care for the wine.
I used to buy it and still do when I see old bottles at K&L because my dad loves it. I think 1997 was the last decent vintage. I had a 91 the last time I was in CA and it was very good.
Piob, no, the SO winery is nothing like that one in the movie. Plus, they only have two wines, the Napa Cab and the Alexander Valley Cab. No whites or anything else.