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Downing Family Vineyards

Downing Family Vineyards Established in 1998, Downing Family Vineyards produces small case lots of ultra-premium Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. This venture fulfills a lifelong dream for proprietors John and Tracy Downing. Winemaker, Randy Mason, who has his own award-winning label (Mason Cellars), brings years of taste and artistry to Downing Family Vineyards.


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3212 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA, US, 94558 Email:
Phone: 800-848-9630 Web:
Fax: 707-399-9466
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  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet from two great Cabernet Vineyards. It a blend of fruit from the Del Bondio Rutherford valley floor vineyard on the west side of Napa Valley and the Moore Vineyard in Napa Valley's eastern hills, a combination works remarkably well together. In blind tastings this wine has rated with the best of Napa Valley's icons. The blend of the two vineyards is two-thirds valley floor fruit and one-third hillside fruit. Early barrel samples indicated that this wine was going to be very special and it has now developed into a quite extraordinary wine.
  Oakville Fly by Night Zinfandel
The 2003 vintage produced some of the very best Zinfandels in recent history. Black currants, wild huckelberries, and a melting essence of dark chocolate emerge from this full-bodied wine that finishes with a note of vanilla and cracked pepper. WOW! (December 27) We are sold out of cork finish bottles. A limited number of screw cap bottles are still available.
  Oakville Shiraz
Shiraz from Oakville, the heart of Cabernet country? This gem comes from the backyard vineyard of Jim Del Bondio, one of Napa Valley's most respected vineyard managers. Only 300 cases produced. Premier vintage.
  Two Barrel Reserve Yountville Petite Sirah
Only 45 cases of Petite Sirah were produced from a 4 acre Blockhouse Vineyard in Yountville. This remarkable Petite Sirah drew rave reviews at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic where we poured some samples last June. We had a few offers for the whole lot! This Petite Sirah is inky black with loads of spice, much like an Aussie McLaren Vale Shiraz


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