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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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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2016  Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Front Label
    Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
    St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2015  Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013 Front Label
    Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015 Front Label
    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Quintessa  2016  Front Label
    Quintessa 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Front Label
    Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
    Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    TOR Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2016  Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Hall Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
    Hall Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Mumm Napa Brut Rose Front Label
    Mumm Napa Brut Rose
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Front Label
    Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn The Discussion 2015  Front Label
    Duckhorn The Discussion 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Darioush Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Darioush Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Mumm Napa Brut Prestige Front Label
    Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Napa Valley, California
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  • Jarvis Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Front Label
    Jarvis Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
    Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
    Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
    Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
    Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • CADE Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    CADE Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
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  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
    Honig Sauvignon Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
    • JS92
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