How many lawyers does it take to make great wine? At Falcor Winery, just two! Mike Bee and Jim Peterson are law partners at Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler in Charleston, West Virginia. However, that is not prohibiting them from making their case for outstanding wines in the Napa Valley. In 1995, the dynamic duo began working with winemaker Ray Coursen of Elyse Winery to produce their first vintage of Falcor Chardonnay. Of the 192 cases made, the duo sold five, gave five away, and drank the rest. For the next few years, Falcor continued this trend, making limited amounts of wine, intended primarily for their friends and family. Then, perhaps surprising to some, their 1999 Napa Valley Chardonnay garnered an incredible 93 Points from the Wine Spectator, a particularly noteworthy feat that officially put Falcor on the map. By 2004, Falcor Winery was producing eight different wines and sourcing from some of the finest fruit in prime Napa and Sonoma vineyards. Coursen’s extensive experience, knowledge and long-term relationships with the local growers have enabled Falcor such prestigious access to the highly desirable fruit. With the team’s meticulous vineyard techniques and labor intensive winemaking methods, the results speak for themselves: Falcor Winery continuously creates wines that are fruit-forward and superbly balanced, many with incredibly high marks from the industry’s top periodicals and international competitions.
Falcor Winery - Napa Valley
Platinum Plus! selection - 92 Pts Wine & Spirits
- Falcor2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
- "H" Block
- Napa Valley
- Best Cabernets - 92 Pointsid: 720