Not So Speechless Sunday: On Top of Diamond Mountain in Calistoga!

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Pictured above is the top of Diamond Mountain in Calistoga.  It is part of the Constant-Diamond Winery in the Napa Valley. On Diamond Mountain the winery is partly in  Sonoma County and the other part is in Napa County.

The same grapes produce a distinctly different flavor to the wine based on the county it is in.  The difference is in the make up of the soil and the age of the soil.  It is not just the county, it can be the hill or how and when the sun hits!  There is so much that goes into winemaking!  It boggles the mind...

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Comments (33)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne Martin well said and it is true in many ways. A

Jan 16, 2022 10:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sham Reddy CRS I am told and I have read that a lot goes into making beer also.  And  I am clueless there.  A

Jan 16, 2022 10:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian England the Napa Valley is well worth a visit.  Even as we go back for an event, we keep saying how gorgeous it is.  A

Jan 16, 2022 10:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider do not sell yourself short.  If you are drinking a really good wine and you take a moment to savor, you will note the differences after practicing a few times.  I am also amazed by cheese makers who can tell you were the milk was from, the season it was used, and the surrounding that make the cheese taste the way it does.  A

Jan 16, 2022 10:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I have missed our regular winery visits during the pandemic. Too much time at home.

Jan 16, 2022 10:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi and Happy Sunday, Ron and Alexandra- I love Kevin J. May comment!!!!!   That says it all for me. 

Jan 16, 2022 11:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kevin J. May and Kathy Streib we bring out the good stuff with friends, and they do taste that much better, I agree...A

Jan 16, 2022 12:27 PM
Kevin J. May

The friends or the wine?

Jan 17, 2022 02:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kat Palmiotti the answers is yes.  When we lived in Napa we went to a very interesting even.  One of our favorite wineries had bought a large piece of land.  They had someone analyze every part of it,  Each area's soil was different.  One the plots of soil was prehistoric and the composition differed, they can actually date the soil.  The soil contributes taste via its elements.  At the dinner we attended, they had soil samples to taste.  We were amazed by the differences.

Here in Santa Rita Hills, our newest appellation the hills were underwater part of the Pacific Ocean  at one time, there are fossils in the dirt.  This lends the wine a very slight salty taste at the finish that blends with the grape. A

Jan 16, 2022 12:35 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we are always eager to learn and amazed at what we learn.  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I love that to get to this mountain from the main road is only 7 miles, and takes 25 minutes, the roads are barely two lanes and very windy.  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:39 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander, Broker it obviously fascinates us, because of the details that go into making wine from planting, harvesting, etc.  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:40 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie Dillard Austin TX so much does goes into it, and we appreciate it, and we are still learning.  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:41 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will Hamm you are welcome, and what I know is elementary, I am still learning. A

Jan 16, 2022 12:42 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you for the compliment, I would hardly call myself an expert.  I love wine, and I love what goes into it with a wonderful winemaker.  When we were at Constant, the winemaker sat with us at lunch and explained  how and why he experimented making a rosé.  He brought a bottle out, and we all loved it!  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:45 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am sure you would have a great time in Italy.  On my agenda, I want to take a cooking class with the ladies of a small village, and learn how pasta is made among other things.  A

Jan 16, 2022 12:47 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

That would be so enjoyable!

Jan 16, 2022 01:45 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley we are all crossing fingers and toes that this whole thing passes sooner than later. A

Jan 16, 2022 12:47 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Much like real estate it's all about the Location, Location, Location !

Jan 16, 2022 04:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Buzz Mackintosh exactly and well said.  Thank you for your comment and we wish you a wonderful week ahead. A

Jan 16, 2022 08:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post, it has been a hundred years since Diane and I have been to Calistoga  not to change the subject I used to drink the Sparkling Water from Calistoga when we lived on the East Coast... I was so crushed when we went to the factory and they stopped giving  tours.... sadly it has been 20+ years ago and I have been drinking  Pellegrino ever since:)Endre

p.s.: I have not seen Calistoga water since about 25+ years anywhere 

Jan 16, 2022 11:06 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - What a great blog post with excellent information. I recently finished reading "The Winemakers Wife." Although totally unrelated to NAPA Valley, between the book (setting in France) and your great story, I'm learning a lot about the conditions and the process of making wine that many who don't have the background (like me) now know, vineyards and wine involves a lot more than buying a bottle on the shelf at the local grocery or liquor stores! Thanks for another great story!

Jan 17, 2022 04:57 AM