EP77: We sit down with Csaba Szacal and talk vineyards in Napa and Sonoma valleys, their fruit and the passion of winemaking. Steeped in four generations of Hungarian winemaking, Szakál’s approach is a mix of old-world tradition and new-world innovation. Csaba is passionate about Sonoma County Russian River coastal pinot noir and high-elevation cabernet sauvignon from three Napa Valley mountaintop AVA’s.

“[En Garde] wines show a fragrant complexity that seems something this winery obtains routinely.”
– Robert Parker