The whimsical crime of Napa Valley is discussed over a delicious bottle of local wine. Join hosts Hillary and Chris as they break down the police log while inviting guests to talk about both wine and crime on the table. Enjoy the local perspective about the over use of leaf blowers, seizing squirrels and alcohol induced behavior for your wine filled comic relief.
How Does the Wine Make you Feel? feat. Chris Phelps
Tune into Episode 44 for the second Phelps in time but not status, with special guest Chris Phelps. He is well known for his experience with Inglenook, Caymus Vineyards, Swanson Vineyards, and Dominus Estate. While reviewing the April 2007 and April 2023 police logs the group enjoyed a 2019 Coil Pinot Noir and a 2018 Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon. Episode highlights include a new take on the term tension, rage cleaning, scam calls, and loaded guns on the streets of St. Helena. Tune in for this fantastic episode and the reminder that wine is for pleasure and mutual enjoyment.
Juice Bandits feat. Taplin Cellars
Tune in for Episode 43 while on location with Sylvia and Stephan Taplin of Taplin Cellars. Enjoy hearing about their journey of transitioning from having successful careers as physicians and fifth generation growers to making wine for their new adventure. The group enjoyed a 2018 Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon made by the famous Julien Fayard. The March 2023 and March 2011 police logs were reviewed while exploring the extensive Taplin family tree. Highlights of the episodes include the consequences of a delayed tow truck, trespassers desperate for a phone charge, suspicious walking attire and a German Shepard who made the RLS field its litter box. Tune in for a episode full of inspiration and laughs.
The Belliphant in the Room feat. Elliot Bell
Join Nine One Wine for episode 42 with special guest Elliot Bell. The group enjoyed some fabulous French champagne while reviewing the February 2010 and 2023 police log. Listen along to hear Elliot's culinary journey and what brought him to St. Helena. Well known for his time at the famous "The French Laundry"; listeners get a sneak peak at his new restaurant in the making. Coming to a spot well known by the locals, "Charlies" fills a need craved by the community. Highlights of the episode include an injured squirrel, school board recall and a tipping controversy. Tune in for this long awaited episode and the reminder of why St. Helena is so special.
If This is Wrong the Sky is Red feat. Brad Grimes
Episode 41 is an insight into one of the most prestigious wine brands. Enjoy as Nine One Wine interviews Brad Grimes from Abreu Vineyards. With no set style and some cowboy winemaking, tune in to learn about Brad's journey into becoming a winemaker. Also known for his incredible "cooking", Hillary and Chris got to enjoy some delicious snacks while recording. January 2000 and January 2023 were reviewed while drinking the ultimate treat of a 2019 Domaine Rene et Vincent Dauvissat Chablis and a 2000 Abreu Madrona Ranch. Highlights of the episode include leaf blower tattle telling, self referral of a breathalyzer, and a determined patron seeking a specific postcard. Enjoy this outstanding episode with a deep dive into the special culture of wine making.
Do Not Pet Me feat. Katie Leonardini with Whitehall Lane Winery
Episode 41 is joined by life of the party Katie Leonardini representing Whitelane Winery. The night started with margaritas and Whitehall Lane Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Chris pulled out the treat of a 1990 Whitehall Lane Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. It aged beautifully and was worth the 33 year wait. The group also tasted the crisp and delicious 2021 Whitehall Lane Semillon while reviewing the December 2022 and December 1993 police log. Highlights of the episode include an errant pig, a soaking dog with signage, a speeding Prius and the excitement of pickle ball. Tune in for an episode full of laughs, incredible wine and more St. Helena charm.
Napa is for everyone feat. Silver Oak
Tune in for Episode 39 where Hillary and Chris venture to Oakville where they are joined by the VP of wine growing at Silver Oak, Nate Weis. The group enjoyed a 2020 Twoney Sauvignon Blanc and the newly released 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. Memories were shared while reviewing the November 2022 and November 2014 police logs of St. Helena. Highlights of the episode include wild roving packs of coyotes, a beginners guide to barrel making, the inclusivity of Napa Valley, and sheep that earn their keep. Enjoy this fun filled episode while learning more about this household name.
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All jokes aside this podcast is hilarious! Great wine education + super entertaining guests like Jean.
Hillary is so funny, and this podcast is the BOMB. I’m learning so much about wine. And Hillary is SMOKIN.