Welcome to The Younger Wine, a blog created by me to document the world of wine through my lens as I learn and navigate it. I’m an aspiring winemaker and recent graduate of the Viticulture & Enology program at UC Davis.
Filtration is a winemaking technique that has been used for many years in both Old and New World winemaking. While it has benefits for the aesthetic appeal of a wine, it is also important for the structural integrity and ageability of a wine. There are many methods of filtration (not to be confused with fining*)Continue reading “Winemaking techniques – Filtration”
Great food and wine go hand in hand and there is no shortage of that in Napa. Here you will find a plethora of delicious Italian and American food, but there are more diverse cuisines popping up everyday. We have old favorites such as Bistro Don Giovanni and Bouchon, but new and creative additions haveContinue reading “Where to eat in Napa”
Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to get a last-minute tasting reservation in Napa. I live here and I even have to make reservations weeks (sometimes months) in advance! It’s a catch 22 – everything is open and people want to go out and have all the experiences they missed out on during covid, but wineries andContinue reading “Napa’s best-kept secret is…”
Chardonnay is one of the topics about which I am the most passionate. For some reason I feel extremely adamant about getting the word out that Chardonnay is not all movie theater butter and heavy, heavy mouthfeels. It can actually be light and floral and dance on your palate like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc (butContinue reading “The case for Chardonnay”