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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 1997  Front Label
    Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 1997 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One (stained labels) 1997 Front Label
    Opus One (stained labels) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate 1997 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan The Maiden 1997 Front Label
    Harlan The Maiden 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan Estate 1997 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997  Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Viader Proprietary Red 1997 Front Label
    Viader Proprietary Red 1997
    Other Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
    Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One  1997 Front Label
    Opus One 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1997 Front Label
    Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1997
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Martin Ray Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Martin Ray Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
    Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Heitz Cellar Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Heitz Cellar Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay (half-bottle) 1997
    Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
    Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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