Sure, there are cave tours. But, then there are CAVE TOURS!
Join us in the Napa Valley as we follow Dave Del Dotto through his nearly 150 year-old candle-lit cave. Along the way, Dave discusses everything from ancient wine history, religion and wine, fermenting in a clay vessel, how wines affect your body, the effects of sulfites in wine, wine as a natural anti-biotic and disinfectant, to how Cabernet Franc is the real Cabernet.
And what about oak as a spice rack, its toast levels, selecting bottling by barrel type? Dave probably uses more different oak varieties than anyone, and you can actually order your own final blend of wine based on this tasting tour. Of course, along the way we have to stop and barrel sample many wines…no, make that many, many wines!
Del Dotto Vineyards: www.deldottovineyards.com
Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com
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Jay, Mark and Dave
Part of the large reception/tasting area
Just one of the tasting and sales rooms at Del Dotto
Entrance to the cave
Entrance on Silverado Trail
Small cask of high-octane juice
Cutaway of barrels shows just two of the various types of oak Dave uses. Note the grooves inside the barrel on the left