• Gus Anderson Winemaker

    Gus Anderson Winemaker

    Eagles Trace was established by long-term Conn Valley inhabitants Gus and Phyllis Anderson Gus passed away in late 2016 at age 86. Gus appreciated a fruitful vocation as organizer and winemaker for Anderson’s Conn Valley until his retirement at age 72. Most multi-year old’s are very OK with retirement at this age, however not Gus. Following a time of retirement, he had the winemaking tingle so solid that he began Eagles Trace, at the time a totally new winery situated beside Anderson’s Conn Valley. This new winery enabled him to actualize some exceptionally inventive winemaking rehearses – methods that he never had an opportunity to execute amid his first winemaking vocation.

    This is a superior winery for some reasons. To begin with, extraordinary consideration is paid to the real viticulture and grape developing on the property. You can make extraordinary wine out of incredible grapes, yet you can’t make incredible wine out of terrible grapes. You may have heard that winemaking begins in the vineyards. Gus has his own adaptation of this announcement; he calls winemaking “a feeling of place”. He had the specks of dirt broke down top to bottom and planted the grapes on explicit rootstock custom fitted toward the individual soil types. Grapes are picked when they are prepared, which implies just parts of the vineyards are reaped at specific occasions. Their grapes have been picked as late as mid-November.

    Breezes from the close-by Lake Hennessy emerge toward the evening and this cooling adds to the moderate development of grapes. The grapes are picked exposed to the harsh elements of the early morning where the temperatures are as a rule in the ’40s and after that quickly brought into the give in which has a temperature of around 60. This is invaluable in light of the fact that the grapes gradually achieve aging throughout the following 4 to 5 days (enabling the flavors to truly create in the juice) as the yeast utilized kicks in at the higher surrender temperature. The vast majority of the wine here is kept down 4 to 5 years before being discharged. This gives broadened legitimate maturing before achieving the market which not all wineries have the advantage of doing.

    Eagles Trace is found only 3 miles from the Napa Valley floor yet the drive is exceptionally blustery and once you achieve the property it feels like you are miles from the fundamental piece of Napa Valley. This is on the grounds that it has a vibe of being a secluded area; it is calm and you are encompassed by the vineyards and slopes. A visit here incorporates a short walk (climate allowing) to the surrender for some barrel tests and after that a tasting at the proprietor’s home.

    Note that the Anderson Family additionally run Anderson’s Conn Valley here (in an alternate surrender) and in addition MGTA and Ghosthorse Vineyards.

    Eagles Trace focuses on the top of the line Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and their Latitude 38 Blend (again the name of this name is a reflection on the “feeling of place” as this vineyard sits at Latitude 38 degrees, 30 minutes north. Their Pinot Noir is among the most mind-boggling rich Pinots we have tasted in the Napa Valley. The Latitude 38 is a Bordeaux mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

    Question and Answer

    1. Are the wines taste good?. Yes, try and its worth it.
    2. Are they expensive?. Not that expensive.


    Eagles Trace was established by Gus and Phyllis Anderson, of Anderson’s Conn Valley notoriety. At the point when Gus resigned from Conn Valley at age 72, he began up Eagle’s Trace with his significant other, his child Art, and Art’s better half. The new winery permitted the family group to analysis and settle on striking decisions, in the vineyard, and in the winery. The outcome is a line of wines that are fantastically expressive and goodness, so truly heavenly.


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