Originally Posted by vonotterskull
Sorry I should have said this was at least 10 years or so ago. The story as it was told to me by the sis, is Old man Napa has the vineyards, and the son was the one doing the cigars. They were kinda high priced 200$-300$ a box. I am by no means a cigar expert except for trivial facts about this and that. Could be they discontinued the line? I found the same link you did a few months ago and that was about it. When I had them and ran out, I checked here in San Antonio and no one carried them, one old shop feller said they had them in Houston and could order them. They were a little on the steep side for me and I never did. All this poor old country bumkin knows is "them was some mighty fine tasting stogies!"
That is somewhat common, a lot of big shots, movie stars or just people with money and want their own cigar brand.
Some actually make it like PLAYBOY (not too bad a cigar) or Sopranos which got picked up by the CAO brand, and some just fade away or end up on the $29.99/box clearance list.
Truth is the established 25, 50 or even 100+ year brands are generally there for a reason, consistant quality and established distributors and a loyal customer following.