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“Ask for Megan--she's the bomb and real deal. Enjoy a great experience and learning about wine!”
Review of Jessup Cellars

Jessup Cellars
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Yountville
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Owner description: In the town of Yountville.
Reviewed 20 July 2018

First: call ahead to arrange a tasting. Second: know that after you show up, you can walk 100 feet to R & D Kitchen to have a great meal afterwards--you'll need it.

This place is comfortable. Nice, bright, open. Plenty of local art for sale around the entire building. Then you get a fairly private table. Megan was our server/wine connoisseur. We had 5 wines to chose from. Also, water, a 'spit bucket', mixed nuts, crackers (loved this) and local cheeses (I'd do back just for the cheese!) were provided.

Megan took the time to explain the wines and what made each special. She also went off the path a bit and had us to a side by side comparison a couple time and also provided us a port style wine at the end to try. I think our glasses were 1/3 full so we got a bit tipsy at the end. If you are really into wine, use the 'spit bucket'--otherwise enjoy the buzz! Megan also had some great stories about the wines and local stories about Napa. She also showed us a 3D map of the region and where the grapes were grown.

We left with a couple bottles of wine. You'll pay around $80 a person for the tasting. We thought for what we received, it was a great experience. Keep in mind, my wife and I are not wine or alcohol drinkers in any way and this was our first experience. So if you are new like us, it's a great value. I guess if you are experienced and do this a lot--hopefully it also fits your palette on value.

Advice: drink the wine first--then cleanse your palette with water and crackers--then eat the cheese and keep some in your mouth before the wine. There is a difference. Also, walk around the place and look at the art after having some wine. And put your phones down--you won't need them here :)

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

If you enjoy Napa Valley wines, Jessup Cellars is a must stop. The tasting room, with a walk up bar, seating in an art gallery or on the terrace, provides a nice environment, but the stars are the wines and the staff. Matt, our host, was personable and knowledgable. The wines are concentrated, so if you like lighter, fruiter wines, this is not your spot. The wines, nicely paired with cheese for a sit down tasting, are not inexpensive, but are well priced for the quality. A very concentrated Napa Valley cab sells for $60 (about $50 for club members) and two Bordeaux style blends sell for $90. Comparable quality in the Valley can be found at price points much higher. We were having such a good time that we spent almost 2 hours on our wine tasting with friends. We all agreed this was one of our top Napa Valley wine tasting experiences ever.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We visited Jessup on Thursday, June 7th 2018. We had a memorable experience and thoroughly enjoyed our time there at Jessup. Matt was our sommelier and he was unbelievable! Due to his quality service (and the wines) we bought a bottle that day and we will be joining their wine club. Matt showed not only an incredible knowledge of the wines, the company, and the region but he also helped us solidify our dining choice for Bistro Jeanty and gave us some great overall information about Yountville. From the moment we sat down we had a funny inside joke with him and it was like we were good friends from that point on. We were in Napa for 7 days and this was by far one of our best tasting experiences. The tasting room is very open and airy, with private sections and an outdoor seating area (where we did our tasting). The location was perfect, right down the quiet street from Napa Valley Lodge where we stayed. Joel and Carolyn, Frederick Maryland

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

There are many wine tasting rooms in Yountville in Napa Valley. Very happy we chose this one. The sommelier AJ was knowledgeable, of course, but also charming, personable and showed a genuine interest in us. The tasting room has a rather large dining room filled with amazing art. If you make a reservation you will be seated there and given cheese plates with your wine. Not to fret, though, if you walk in. You will stand at the curved bar, with lovely music, good conversation and crackers and chocolates to accompany your wines. A water dispenser provides both still and sparkling water. The wines were outstanding and AJ brought out the 3D maps of the area to show us where each grape was grown. I love this place!

Thank Partera60
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place and nice wines. Would like lower prices but the market seems to bare the high end costs. New Resturant next door with patio area for wine sipping.

Thank BoulderNut
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