Arger Martucci Winery
This winery shut down in late 2013. The winery office is as of now being utilized by a few different makers.
Arger-Martucci Vineyards is a joint family-run winery between the Argers and the Martuccis. Dr. Kosta Arger is the best cardiologist in Reno, their head winemaker, and furthermore a cultivated gourmet specialist having shown up. His accomplice, Rich Martucci is a previous broker. Dr. Arger and his significant other took their wedding trip in the Napa Valley and wound up being the visitors at a lunch get-together of Joe and Alice Heitz, proprietors of Heitz Cellars, one of Napa’s long-lasting wineries. This started a relationship where Dr. Arger really assisted amid a collect in the mid-1970s at Heitz Cellars and began making his own home wine. Arger-Martucci discharged their first business vintage in 1999 on a location of what was the old Villa Helena Winery.
Their winery is found a short path down Inglewood Ave only south of the town of St. Helena. Travel West on Inglewood close to the corner store that is near the Dean and Deluca strip mall. It is a winery that you need to already be comfortable with or have a proposal as it has no signage on Highway 29 and is regularly avoided by the traveler masses. Be that as it may, this is something to be thankful for as it is commonly less swarmed than the bigger wineries appropriate on Highway 29. Arger-Martucci is one of only a handful couple of Napa “boutique” wineries that are available to general society without requiring an earlier arrangement.
A visit here is serene, loose and easygoing and resembles strolling into somebody’s home. Tasting is in the back of the winery either in their cutting-edge tasting room at the kitchen counter or outside on their porch by the pool. Indeed, they are presumably the main Napa winery that preferences you at a kitchen counter! In the event that the climate is better than average, we exceedingly prescribe tasting outside as there are incredible perspectives of the vineyards and unplanted slopes toward the west. Looking east you can see a few closes by wineries situated along the bustling Highway 29 – however, here at Arger-Martucci it is tranquil and when the vineyards are leafed out you can’t hear the close-by activity.
For a winery with an open to people in general tasting room by a stroll in, their aggregate creation is low – normally in a given year, they will be around 5000 cases with the larger part of that being their Cabernet Sauvignon. Thus, their different wines are made in amounts of typically only a few hundred cases. Starting at 2008, they won’t source extra natural product, rather their wines will be completely domain become incorporating their essential 45-section of land slope vineyard at 1300 feet on Atlas Peak and in addition the vineyard that encompasses the winery.
For a little winery, they make a wide assortment of wine and offer various tasting choices. Their Viognier is a great wine, one of the better Viognier’s we have tasted out of Napa. They made Viognier in light of the fact that when the site was obtained this varietal was at that point planted. 2006 has an extremely fragrant bunch which is frequently regular of Viogniers. It is quite botanical in character with notes of fuchsia and honeysuckle. It is extremely all around offset with tasty kinds of melon and stone organic product on the sense of taste. The complete is perfect and fresh. This is an extraordinary ordinary drinking wine.
When they got a smell of the 2005 Syrah we promptly admired check whether anybody around us was smoking a stogie! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true; the bundle on this has forward notes of stogie and squashed dark pepper which likewise leads onto the sense of taste. It is a major wine with dim natural product including dark cherry – most typical individuals don’t ordinarily taste calfskin for pleasure, however on the off chance that you did, you would note comparative flavors towards the complete of this wine. It is a group most loved and as of press time, it is their success.
The 2003 Odyssey is an exceptional mix that changes each year, highlighting the best bunches of the different varietals from their Atlas Peak property. This is a decent sustenance wine and luckily, Arger-Martucci serves crisp olive oil and bread with all their tasting flights. Red cherry, home grown notes and insights of chocolate effortlessness the bundle pursued by plum, red cherry, a little zest and an organized long, however not overwhelming completion.
Appreciate dessert wines? Attempt their sweet Sauternes-style Dulcinea (2004) which is a botrytized mix of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. On the off chance that you saw the grapes when they were picked you may not have any desire to attempt this wine! Botrytized grapes are at first very unappealing as they are shrouded in the dark shape yet at last, they deliver wines wealthy in fragrance, flavor, and shading. Lute Olsen the famous ex-mentor of the University of Arizona Basketball group thinks about this winery among his top choice. He’s spent numerous hours relaxing outside alongside the pool tasting wine. It’s not difficult to perceive any reason why!
Since Arger-Martucci is a little family claimed boutique winery decently halfway situated in the valley it is famous with certain little gathering visits. Their trellis secured arbor is generally where these little gatherings will taste. Amid summer ends of the week, at times you may discover Kat Martucci showing her adornments outside.
Question and Answer
- Are the wines here tastes good?. You’ve got to try it to believe it.
- Are the wines are expensive?. No, Not that expensive.
This is one of only a handful couple of wineries in Napa where climate allowing, you can likewise taste beside a swimming pool. On one sweltering summer day, a gathering of individuals who had visited such a large number of wineries shed the greater part of their garments and hopped in the pool unbeknownst to the wine pourers!