Why you should do it:
Fleury Estate Winery
950 Galleron Road
Tastings by Appointment
The blending session is $100/person and a $1,500 case minimum purchase.
About Brian Fleury
Brian Fleury is a self-taught winemaker who learned the craft by hiring various mentors and working alongside them. Current releases include a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, a Zinfandel/Cabernet blend, three Cabernet Sauvignons and a Port. The Fleury flagship wine is "Passionne," a Bordeaux-style blend that is always the first to sell out.
A successful Bay Area businessman who brought his family to the Napa Valley ten years ago, he turned his passion for collecting fine wine into a passion for making it. Fleury Estate Winery now owns 50 acres spanning three vineyards in three appellations and at three elevations: Rutherford, St. Helena and Howell Mountain. Its small Rutherford facility produces and sells out of 3,000 cases a year by winery sales only, without the use of distributors.
Fleury Estate Winery Current Releases:
2007 "Fleurty" Rose - $30
2006 Chardonnay - $50
2006 Pinot Noir - $65
2005 ZCAB - $65
2006 F in Red Proprietary Blend - $85
2005 Lauren Bryce Cabernet Sauvignon - $85
2005 Old Wagon Cabernet Sauvignon - $100
2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - $125
2005 Passionne Reserve Blend - $135
2004 Port - $75