Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth joins star winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown in the heart of California Cabernet country for a Napa vineyard ride-along.
Napa Ride-Along with Thomas Rivers Brown, Part 1: Panek Vineyard
Napa Cabernet superstar Thomas Rivers Brown gives Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth an insider's look at how California's drought is impacting the 2021 Cabernet crop at Panek Vineyard in the St. Helena AVA.
Napa Ride-Along with Thomas Rivers Brown, Part 2: Stelling Vineyard
One of winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown's newest clients is Napa stalwart Far Niente. Brown shows us the pruning method employed at Far Niente's Martin Stelling Vineyard in the Oakville AVA and explains how it benefits fruit quality.
Napa Ride-Along with Thomas Rivers Brown, Part 3: M-Bar Ranch
Senior editor James Molesworth's ride-along with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown concludes in Napa's Oakville AVA at Round Pond's M-Bar Ranch Vineyard, where some light canopy pruning is helping to slow the Cabernet ripening process.
Bonus Video: Renewal and Determination at Schrader Cellars
Napa Cabernet all-stars Fred Schrader and Thomas Brown present six wines from Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard at Wine Spectator's 2018 New York Wine Experience and reflect on the winery's early days.