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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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  • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum - OWC) 2006  Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum - OWC) 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Sloan Proprietary Red 2006 Front Label
    Sloan Proprietary Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Hundred Acre Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hundred Acre Fortification 2006  Front Label
    Hundred Acre Fortification 2006
    Port from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2006 Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Thorevilos 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML Half-bottle) 2006  Front Label
    Vineyard 29 Aida Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML Half-bottle) 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2006 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  Front Label
    Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006 Front Label
    Aubert Lucia Abreu Vineyard Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2006 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • CG92
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    4.6 11 Ratings
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2006 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 2006  Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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    • W&S93
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    4.3 21 Ratings
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  • Colgin Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Colgin Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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  • Maybach Family Vineyards Materium 2006 Front Label
    Maybach Family Vineyards Materium 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Cappella 2006 Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Cappella 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Quella 2006 Front Label
    Bond Quella 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006 Front Label
    Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2006  Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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  • Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2006 Front Label
    Turley Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2006
    Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California
    • RP91
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