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Ballentine Vineyards, St. Helena
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  • Visited with Platypus Tours and thanks to being here at the right time of the year got to see the whole wine making process. Sturdy reds - especially the cab franc - and very helpful and friendly staf...  more »
  • We were taken here by our SFO friends who belong to a wine club.The welcome was warm and genuine and the service impeccable.The wine was so good we had to buy a wine carrier from them to transport the...  more »
  • Fantastic wines at a small, boutique winery. Great Zinfandel, Petit Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Highly recommended for a visit. 
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  • Recommended by the owners of cedar gables inn, we headed up to this small winery. The people there were great, they took the time to explain the types of wine, helped us understand the differences between the grapes, and educated us on how to pick good wine. It was nice to know that they can take the time with visitors, where some of the wineries just give you a pour and walk away. Great wine, great people & great experience overall. Thanks Ballentine Winery.
  • The tasting room was fantastic and Kim was very courteous. We walked out with 8 bottles, all of which were great. However, we ordered a half-dozen replacements and four of the last 6 bottles of the new batch have been undrinkable. They smelled of rubbing alchohol or vinegar (hard to say but NOT right) and were silty to the point of leaving clumps on the bottom of the decanter and specs on the surface of every wine glass that carried it. I emailed to ask if they had received other complaints and if there was anything they could do (did NOT ask for a refund, but clearly the wine is spoiled). I was told there were no reports of issues, that sometimes the winemaker's style doesn't fit our palette. Considering we drank 8 bottle previous to this new shipment and raved about it, that we knew exactly what we were hoping for, but didn't get it. So if you buy local at the winery, it's likely fine. But I would not under any circumstance order ANY wine from this winemaker and have it shipped, as there's clearly no avenue or customer support after the sale if the wine has clearly gone bad. Granted they are only 4-5 bottles at $40-50 a bottle, so I'm not going bankrupt, but buyer beware if you expect a $40-50 bottle of wine to tase good, because none of the last batch did. Note: We have two unopened bottles left that I offered to ship back to them at my cost to test or taste, and that offer was not taken. It's a shame too, as I would have likely bought 6-12 bottles every few months, as it WAS our favorite dinner wine/casual drinking wine. To not even offer a partial credit to another order is beyond me...