I met Seth Cripe several years ago, when I tasted his extraordinary 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir. Wines made from the Pinot Noir grape, the grape of Burgundy, France are known to be of a medium-body with a soft and pleasing taste, often with subtle flavors of fruit.
LOLA VINEYARDS: Seth Cripe with Chapoutier, Mondavi, and Sur Lucero in Rhone Valley, France – Part 2
Indeed, his talent has earned him the support of some great wine houses in Europe, where he has special guest status with such famous vintners as Dujac and the Seysses family in Burgundy, and Chapoutier Hermitage in the Rhone Valley.
Exclusive: Seth Cripe – the Venice Beach vintner says, “it was Robert Mondavi who also made an impact on his passion for Napa Valley and great wine” – Part 1
…but once in a while a bright new star starts to shine in the industry, someone who has been graced with a lot of innate winemaking talent. Such is the case with the Venice Beach vintner, Seth Cripe, whose winery, grape vines and headquarters/guest house are in Calistoga, Napa Valley.