Thomas Brown's Road Map to Napa

James Laube
Issue: November 15, 2010

In 1997, a restless young Thomas Rivers Brown arrived in Napa. He had no winemaking experience, but felt at home in Northern California and knew it was where he wanted to be. Now, after a decade of winemaking for a dozen clients and a starring role in the rise of the brilliant Schrader Cabernets, the self-taught winemaker and owner of Rivers-Marie wines has established himself as one of California's great new talents.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 26, 2010.

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