"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
98 pts. Wine Advocate Magazine
"Full-on pedal-to-the-metal Cab. POW! What an impact." --Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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
"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. "Elegant and seductive" --Wine Review Online
96 pts. Platinum Award --Sommelier Challenge
96 pts. "Seriously good wine."
"A Napa Valley-Diamond Mountain Specialist." --SteveHeimoff.com
95 pts. CELLAR SELECTION --Wine Enthusiast Magazine
95 pts. "A beautiful wine from a great vintage." --Jeb Dunnuck
95 pts. Double Gold --San Francisco Int'l Wine Comp.
95 pts. CA State Fair Wine Comp.
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
Learn more! Click on the vintages.
tel: (707) 282-9216
Temporarily, our tastings are held in the courtyard at Mayo Family Winery next to our barrel room. The address is 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442.
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!"