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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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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1986  Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1986
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
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      • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
        Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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      • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
        Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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      • Dominus Estate 1986 Front Bottle Shot
        Dominus Estate 1986
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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      • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - no label) 1986 Front Label
        Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - no label) 1986
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        • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
          Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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        • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
          Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • Joseph Phelps Insignia 1986
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Louis Martini Petite Syrah 1986
            Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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            • Charles Krug Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
              Charles Krug Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
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              • Silverado Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                Silverado Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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              • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum - no label) 1986
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                • Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Napa Valley 1986
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                    Forman Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986 Front Label
                    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986
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                    • Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                      Silver Oak Napa Valley Bonny's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                      Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
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                    • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986 Front Label
                      Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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                    • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                      Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                      • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly torn labels) 1986 Front Label
                        Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly torn labels) 1986
                        Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
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                      • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                        Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                        Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                        • Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                          Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
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                          • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986 Front Label
                            Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1986
                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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                            • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 Front Label
                              Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1986
                              Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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