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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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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Sloan Proprietary Red 2005 Front Label
    Sloan Proprietary Red 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan Estate 2005 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Opus One  2005 Front Label
    Opus One 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin Cariad 2005 Front Label
    Colgin Cariad 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2005 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Merus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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  • Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2005  Front Label
    Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2005
    Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2005 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2005
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2005 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2005 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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  • Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Schrader RBS To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Schrader RBS To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    Viader DARE Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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    Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Relentless 2005 Front Label
    Shafer Relentless 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
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    Schrader CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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