Founded in 1986, Napa Valley’s Abreu Vineyards is, without doubt, one of the leading cult estates in California alongside the likes of Harlan and Screaming Eagle. David Abreu is one of a handful of legends that have shaped the face of Napa Valley’s first-class status, competing with the greatest wines in the world. The sentiments expressed below from the world’s most important critics are as conclusive as anything with regards to the quality of this outstanding producer.
“One of the rarest estates in Napa Valley… These remain some of the most riveting, compelling wines being made anywhere in the world” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
“They are exquisite examples of Bordeaux blends that are true first growths in every sense. So how do I go about describing these wines, which are so exciting and satisfying on both hedonistic and intellectual levels” - Robert M. Parker Jr.
“David Abreu and superstar winemaker Brad Grimes continue to fashion some of the most powerful, concentrated, yet seamless Bordeaux blends in the Valley” - Jeb Dunnuck
Since purchasing the flagship Madrona Ranch in the 1980s, Abreu has acquired three more vineyards in the Howell Mountain district; Cappella, Thorevilos, and Las Posadas, each has a stylistic variation that owes more to their unique terroirs than winemaking techniques. Many compare Abreu to Bordeaux First Growths including the Wine Advocate that has given them no less than eleven perfect scores.