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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 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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  • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 2010 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Quintessa  2010 Front Label
    Quintessa 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S92
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  • Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Flora Springs Trilogy 2010 Front Label
    Flora Springs Trilogy 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Liter Bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Liter Bottle) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (3L Dbl Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (3L Dbl Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • WE94
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  • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • WE94
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  • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • W&S96
    • CG90
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S92
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  • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • WS93
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    • CG91
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  • Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Quintessa (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • W&S95
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  • Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
    Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WE94
    • WS92
    • JS92
    • W&S90
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