Napa’s Chef in the Cave

Abreu Vineyards winemaker Brad Grimes left a career in the kitchen to make coveted single-vineyard Cabernets
Napa’s Chef in the Cave
The Lucia Abreu Vineyard parcel at Las Posadas on Howell Mountain (Matt Morris Photography/Courtesy of Abreu Vineyards)
Nov 14, 2018
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is back in Napa, visiting top properties and tasting the newest Cabernets. On his most recent stop, he found Abreu winemaker Brad Grimes tinkering in the cellar.

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