"I built Neal Family Vineyards winery to complement our family's history of growing premium winegrapes in Napa Valley since 1966. It is our goal to craft superior valley and mountain-grown wines, certified organically farmed, produced and bottled right here on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, California. We ensure that the entire winemaking process is quality driven - from ground, to grape, to glass - and only release wines that we feel express the very best qualities of ultra-premium Napa Valley fruit and represent our family's ongoing dedication to the superiority associated with the wines of this region. We welcome you to explore our wines and winery and share in the fruits of our labor and our history."
Mark’s hometown is Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley, where his parents bought the family home property in 1966. It was here that his father, Jack first taught him about viticulture. The Neal family controls three vineyards here: one on the original Mee Lane property where Mark’s mother still
" Growing conditions during 2013 allowed fully ripe flavors to develop along with great chemistry in all of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. This is a blend of Howell Mountain, Rutherford and St. Helena estate property grapes, allowing a mix of various classic Cabernet flavors from valley and
Mark Neal has really made a name for himself. His Cabernets have become some of our best sellers and he’s even got a Zin to boot! Now the Zin is nothing new, but so little of it is made that it’s available for a fraction of the time compared to that of his Cab! The amount of new oak and the
"This vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon shows intense aromas of blackberry and red cherry fruit, spice and baked sugar tempered by a subtle amount of new French oak. Being 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from small berry vineyards, it is very dark in color and has a moderately high amount of velvety tannins,
"This vintage comes from my Manley Lane property that I started farming in the early 1970’s. The ranch is farmed organically, certified with the CCOF and this year produced a lovely, intense Cabernet Sauvignon. Some valley floor vineyards will produce plumper berries resulting in lighter color and
"The growing season for 2007 was mixed with stretches of heat and cool periods, creating a wide span of harvests dates and very interesting fruit characters in the vineyard. The younger vines planted at my childhood home property in Rutherford were harvested first and the Petite Syrah on the same
Wine Spectator 91Smooth, rich and polished, with concentrated layers of currant, mocha, vanilla and plum-laved fruit, supported by firm, ripe tannins, even showing a touch of leather on the finish.Best from 2006 through 2012(JL)
"This is our third bottling of Zinfandel and we like the results more each year. We have tweaked the recipe a little from the two previous vintages and have come up with a rich, dark fruited, complex example of California's historic wine variety. This is a wonderfully rich and extracted Zinfandel.