I interviewed the passionate proprietor of the Martin Estate in Napa Valley, Greg Martin, about his carefully selected Cabernet Clones and his own ‘Château d’Yquem‘. His California winery indeed looks like a small Bordeaux château, but did his sweet wine measure up to the celebrated Sauternes icon? Watch this video and you will find the answer. The only thing we will have to wait for is whether the wines of the Martin Estate will age gracefully as the centenarian bottles of D’Yquem do.

When in the Napa Valley, I interviewed the owners of these four outstanding family vineyards: Gargiulo, Martin Estate, Quixote and Palmaz.