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One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism, the Napa Valley was responsible for bringing worldwide recognition to California winemaking. In the 1960s, a few key wine families settled the area and hedged their bets on the valley's world-class winemaking potential—and they were right.

The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980s, when producers scooped up vineyard lands and planted vines throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, and today Napa is home to hundreds of producers ranging from boutique to corporate. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Napa whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that claim specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil. Farthest south and coolest from the influence of the San Pablo Bay is Carneros, followed by Coombsville to its northeast and then Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. Above those are the warm St. Helena and the valley's newest and hottest AVA, Calistoga. These areas follow the valley floor and are known generally for creating rich, dense, complex and smooth red wines with good aging potential. The mountain sub appellations, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs, include Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Chiles Valley (farther east), Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain District and Diamond Mountain District. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from a lot of time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

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  • Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Schrader T6 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  Front Label
    Schrader T6 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2005 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled label) 2005 Front Label
    Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled label) 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Vecina 2005  Front Bottle Shot
    Bond Vecina 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin Cariad 2005 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2005 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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  • Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Schrader Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Schrader CCS Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Schrader CCS Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2005  Front Label
    Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2005
    Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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  • Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  Front Label
    Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Pluribus 2005  Front Label
    Bond Pluribus 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    Schrader CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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  • Futo  2005 Front Label
    Futo 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  Front Label
    Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Bond Pluribus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Melka Metisse 2005 Front Label
    Melka Metisse 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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  • Dancing Hares  2005 Front Label
    Dancing Hares 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Tuck Beckstoffer Mad Hatter 2005 Front Label
    Tuck Beckstoffer Mad Hatter 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Neyers Ame Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Neyers Ame Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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