My wife and I for 3 of the last 4 days and then today when friends joined us were taken to various wineries in the Napa area. We were referred to Paul by the general Manager that I also consider a friend. I spoke with Paul initially in June so we could come up with a plan that he could put into motion. We discussed various wine types, grapes, vineyards, price points etc. we had a number of follow conversations and I knew that Paul was the right person for us. In fact I felt so comfortable I had dear friends of ours use him even before we did based on only my conversations with him and they loved him. In addition we have other friends that are using Paul tomorrow.
He said he’d pick us up at 9:45 Friday morning and as I walked out the door of our hotel I knew that “big guy,” with a huge smile was Paul and sure enough it was. At each stop along the way the vineyards knew extremely well and had a great rapport with him in addition they all knew about our preferences for aged wine versus young etc. His personal knowledge was extraordinary as well. On most of the stops he was welcomed to sit in on the tastings to hear what the hosts were either showing or telling us.
His ability to make changes of schedule on the fly were very much welcomed and appreciated. Our primary goal was to go to only boutique vineyards were we had no prior relationships. We because of Paul accomplished this twice over. If you ever decide to use a tour guide in Napa to take you to vineyards I couldn’t recommend anyone better. I don’t write all that many reviews but if you check and see the ones that I do are about As candid as can be. Paul words can’t express our thanks enough R&S