Napa-high above the valley floor
Joining this group in making wine since 1990 is Larry Stricker and his son David at Godspeed Vineyards. These folks are the real thing. Heck they don't even have a marketing plan. David tends the vineyard under the watchful eye of their dog Sam. Larry makes wine in the style he likes - slightly tart Chardonnay, big structured Cabs that go well with food and need to age.
Godspeed is just up the road from Mount Veeder Winery which is still making fabulous mountain wine as witnessed by their 2000 Bordeaux style blend of Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc and Petite Verdot. Down below at the base of of the Oakville Grade Road, Far Niente is busily turning out "perfect" Chardonnay, Cabernet and Dolce( a Sauterne wannabe) which are quite good but lack the character of mountain wines made by mountain men in what is left of God's country.