Napa

Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. It is the principal city of the Napa county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Napa county. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,915. It is the 100th largest city in California. The area was settled in the 1830s. Napa was incorporated as a city in 1872.
Posts about Napa
    • 2012 Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel Today...

      2012 Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel Today I’m thankful for CHEEZ, stylish cowboy hats, turkey, and good wine! I’m getting ready to gobble and get rowdy with a Zin; Biale Vineyards’ “Black Chicken” (code name in the 1930’s for then underage winemaker Aldo Biale’s homemade Zin) is always up to the task. So this vintage ...

      Shiba Sommelier- 6 readers -
    • 2009 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvée You get some...

      2009 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvée You get some yummy stuff when a celebrated French champagne house like Taittinger establishes a presence in beautiful Napa, California. Lovely notes of lemon crème, light bread, white stone, light flowers, light green notes, and a hin ...

      Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
    • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

      I am privileged to try so many wines from around the world each year, here in Vancouver. Sparkling, rose, red, white, and fortified wines have all passed my lips. And for some instances there is a wine that stops you in your tracks, all your senses become heightened as they focus on the spectacular wine in your glass. I would like you to be able to experience this as well.

      MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • A Visit to Cain Vineyard and Winery

    … that this was not cheap and what the concept is. The concept is Cain has been working with the same vineyards and same vines, exact same rows for over 20 years for this wine. “Each year the vines are a year older…” according to the Cain website. The NV10 version is a blend of 51% 2010 and 49% 2009 vintages with a mix of 48% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 8 readers -
  • Duckhorn: The Little Black Dress of Wine

    It was Coco Chanel who came up with the Little Black Dress concept in the 1920s; that versatile, unadulterated mainstay and must-have centerpiece to any woman’s wardrobe – a classic piece of clothing that could be accessorized or not; clean, pure, functional and elegant all at the same time. Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley is the Little Black Dress of the wine world.

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 6 readers -
  • Food & Wine Watch: Master and Makers at Meritage in Napa

    … Napa Valley Food & Wine Watch: Master and Makers at Meritage in Napa If there’s one food and wine event you must — need — to attend in 2015, is should be this one. Masters and Makers @ Meritage, only in its second year, is special for several reasons. The quality is palpable: Stag’s Leap Wine, Quintesa, Trinitas. And as you might expect…

    Monica Turner/ Stark Insider- 5 readers -
  • kosher wine is good now – happy hanukkah!

    … immigrants started coming to the US, they started making kosher wine, but from sweet Concord grapes (which don’t make great wine). But in the 1980s, people started making higher-end wines. Covenant was started in Napa in 2003, and they now make 9 different wines. OK, so which ones should I try? I was slightly partial to the non-Meshuval ones (ie, the ones…

    grapefriendin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Wines of Chateau Montalena

    …% Chardonnay $50, 13.8% abv. Aromas of lychee with a touch of toast and vanilla, mild and round body, gentle, low acidity, soft finish. Great balance and I think it would be wonderful with a simple meal of roast clams and baguettes. 2006 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc $150, 13.9…

  • Concerning Merlot…

    … There seems to be a bit of buzz ramping up regarding Merlot in the blogosphere this week and I wanted to add my two cents. I was recently talking to a colleague about my concerns about Merlot disappearing from Napa. It seems every time you turn around someone else is pulling a Merlot vineyard to replant it to Cabernet Sauvignon. I really like…

    Nova Cadamatrein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • 2012 Educated Guess Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

    … 2012 Educated Guess Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Nose: Vanilla and young fruity berries Palate: strong interplay of tannin and acid. Not bad but not subtle. Finish: Lovely finish of blueberry and cherry notes. Overall: we tasted this at a friend's house. They paid $24 for it at a local wine store. It is overpriced at this price point.…

    Billy Cripe/ The Wine Cask Blog- 4 readers -
  • Lohr of the Rings: Circling 40 Years with J. Lohr

    … to begin with. So there. Jerry Lohr started J. Johr Winery in 1974 and is one of the most dominant players here, not to mention having acreage in Napa and Monterey, and being one of the largest solar powered wineries in the county. “With numerous sunny days, Paso Robles isn’t just ideal for producing rich Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines,” Executive Vice…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Earthquake in Napa

    … Reviews of Covenant “RED C” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011 and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week November 19, 2014 On August 24 an earthquake struck Napa Valley, one of California’s most popular winemaking regions injuring over 200 people, and causing at least $100 million in damages…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
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