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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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    Continuum (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2014 Front Label
    Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    Realm The Tempest (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
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  • Realm Farella Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
    Realm Farella Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Realm Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
    Realm Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Schrader Beckstoffer Las Piedras Colesworthy Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum - OWC) 2014 Front Label
    Schrader Beckstoffer Las Piedras Colesworthy Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum - OWC) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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  • Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014  Front Label
    Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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