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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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  • Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Jeff Cohn Cellars Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 2012 Front Label
    Jeff Cohn Cellars Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel 2012
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2012 Front Label
    Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2012 Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Storybook Mountain Antaeus 2012 Front Label
    Storybook Mountain Antaeus 2012
    Other Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • CG91
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  • Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2012 Front Label
    Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel 2012
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Napanook Vineyard (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Dominus Napanook Vineyard (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
    • JS95
    • WE93
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  • Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2012 Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • CG91
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP96
    • CG95
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  • Flora Springs Trilogy 2012 Front Label
    Flora Springs Trilogy 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WE93
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    • CG91
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  • Louis Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Louis Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • JS93
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  • Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
    Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2012 Front Label
    Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2012
    Merlot from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Merlot from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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    • WE93
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  • Lail Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Lail Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • CG90
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  • Hunt McKay Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Hunt McKay Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    • CG94
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    • WS91
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  • Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • CG93
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  • Dominus Napanook Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012 Front Label
    Dominus Napanook Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • WE93
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  • Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • JS98
    • CG96
    • RP95
    • WE94
    • W&S92
    • WS90
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