The Napa Valley is home to some of the world’s most famous and respected vintners, and their sought-after releases come with sky-high prices and decades-long waiting lists, as a result.
But behind the embossed, golden labels are men and women who were drawn to winemaking for one reason: they love wine. They know bottles with triple-digit price tags and prestigious terroir aren’t intended for everyday consumption, so these winemakers work tirelessly—staining their hands red—to sculpt delicious, everyday wines for their family and friends to enjoy. These bottles combine 100-point expertise with exquisite Napa terroir, and often represent some of the best value wines on the market—like Picasso sketches, they are the work of masters at play.
Today, we’ve curated this set so you can experience the artistry of the world’s best winemakers without spending an entire paycheck. Industry insiders keep their cellars stocked with these favorites, and now, so can you.
For a limited time, we’re throwing in a bottle of our newest release, the 2016 Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley, to go alongside these Napa standouts. A Wine Access Exclusive label, this is a $43 red from $150 vineyard sources.