"Winemaker Csaba Szakal is a rare talent who can make Pinot Noir sing like a violin and Cabernet soar like a cello."  --Laura Ness, LOS GATOS MAGAZINE




99 pts.     Sonoma International Film Festival Wine Competitionon

98 pts.     Wine Advocate Magazine

                   "Full-on pedal-to-the-metal Cab. POW! What an impact."  --Lisa Perrotti-Brown

98 pts.     "This extraordinary Cab (Touché) is a sensation"

                   "... balance, elegance and sophistication"  --Steve Heimoff

97+ pts.   Wine Advocate Magazine

                   "Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully opulent in the mouth,

                   the palate is completely packed with seductive black fruit preserves

                   flavors and savory accents, supported by velvety tannins and seamless

                   freshness, finishing with epic length.."  --Lisa Perrotti-Brown

96+ pts.  Wine Advocate Magazine

                   "Sensational wine"

                   "Altogether exceptional. Gorgeously rich, opulent, and a real elixir"

                   "The wine is fleshy, succulent, fragrant and sexy."  --Robert Parker

96 pts.     Wine Advocate Magazine

                   "One for the hedonists!"  --Lisa Perrotti-Brown

96 pts.     "Touché is a profound wine" "Seriously good wine."

                    "A Napa Valley-Diamond Mountain Specialist."

96 pts.     "A magnificent Cab (Le Bijoi du Roi), profound and indelible"  --Steve Heimoff

95 pts.     "A beautiful wine from a great vintage." --Jeb Dunnuck

95 pts.     "A 'wow' wine from one of Napa Valley's best sub-appelations." --Rich Cook 

95 pts.     CELLAR SELECTION --Wine Enthusiast Magazine





99 pts.    CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

98 pts.    CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

97 pts.     "A Pinot Noir triumph."  --Steve Heimoff

96 pts.    "Absolutely addictive, a beautiful, lithe, supple, succulent Pinot Noir

                   with such a silky texture." --Steve Heimoff

95 pts.    "Bright, viscous, and seductive" --Rich Cook

94 pts.    "A Pinot Noir Gem in Sonoma Valley" --Pinot File

94 pts.    "A real cherry delight with impeccable oak integration, silky tannins

                   and a wondrous finish." --Pinot File

94 pts.    "Serious energy and verve" --James Suckling

94 pts.    "I love the bright cherries and the succulence of this concentrated yet

                   elegant Russian River Valley Pinot Noir" --James Suckling


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tel: (707) 282-9216


We are located on the corner of Highway 12 and Shaw Avenue across from VJB.


9077 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, California 95452



"This was a delightful surprise as it was an unscheduled stop on our Grapevine wine tour and turned out to be our favorite of the day! We are grateful that, Walter, our driver, was able to introduce us to En Garde and cannot wait to receive our wine club selections!"


"Best tasting we had of our week in Napa and Sonoma. Server was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable."


"We are grateful for Kenwood Winery to recommend our visit to En Garde. First class and excellent wine."


"Fabulous wine and tasting experience! One of our very favorites of the trip!"


"In my opinion, a flight of the best wines I have ever tasted."


"Great wine, great customer service, comfortable environment."


"Fantastic wines, beautiful tasting room, and of course, the amiable Csaba pouring the wines didn't hurt, either. A lovely experience! Thank you!"


"Great visit and opened our eyes to boutique wineries."


"Highly recommend - En Garde is receiving some fantastic coverage/ratings in wine press right now so visit while the wine is still readily available!"


"This is by far my favorite winery!  I have been a club member for 5 or so years and can't say enough about this place!  Csaba is a brilliant winemaker and everything he makes is A+.  "


"The tasting room is elegant, and the staff was very knowledgeable and sincere."


"We really enjoyed our experience & time at the tasting room. Would not hesitate to recommend or purchase any of of the wines offered at En Garde. Csaba was the perfect host! Can't wait til we go back in September!?????"


"En Garde is my new "find" after coming to Napa/Sonoma for 20 years. Cheers!"


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