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Napa Valley Wine California

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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 reds 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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  • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
    Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
      Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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      • Opus One 6-Pack Wood Case (OWC) 1985 Front Label
        Opus One 6-Pack Wood Case (OWC) 1985
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter) 1985
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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          • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed) 1985
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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            • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (9 Liter) 1985
              Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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            • Opus One  1985  Front Label
              Opus One 1985
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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              • La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
                La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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              • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1985 Front Label
                Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1985
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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                • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
                  Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                • Dominus Estate 1985 Front Label
                  Dominus Estate 1985
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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                • Joseph Phelps Insignia 1985 Front Label
                  Joseph Phelps Insignia 1985
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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                • Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
                  Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Front Label
                    Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1985
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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                  • Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter) 1985
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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