Napa Valley

Napa County is a county located north of San Pablo Bay in the U.S. state of California. It is officially one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, and one of four North Bay counties. The county is coterminous with the Napa, California, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population is 136,484. The county seat is Napa.Napa County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861.
Posts about Napa Valley
    • Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards

      The wine cave at Truchard Vineyards built into the Carneros Vineyard Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards Why is Truchard Vineyards a secret winery in Carneros? The Truchard winery is off the beaten path located on Old Sonoma Road. Most travelers have no reason to venture along this backroad that leads from the Carneros Highway into the town of Napa.

      Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
    • Let the gems begin

      Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more booze than anyone should ever b ...

  • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, 2011, 14% abv

    … While at Trader Joe’s last summer on a cross-border run, I did a scan for the most expensive red wine I could buy and this was the one- a whopping $20. “Go big or go home”, I thought. I went home and now that I’ve opened it, I wish I’d bought more. From Napa’s Mount Veeder Winery and grown at an elevation of between 300-490m on the slopes…

    winellamain Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • Flavor Town

    … The wines of California can certainly deliver on flavor with the 2012 Relic Wine Cellars, The Archive, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast being an excellent example. I would not particularly think that this is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast but perhaps that does not matter. If you are looking for aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and acidity this offers all…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • A Visit to Cain Vineyard and Winery

    … Cain Vineyard and Winery Last June I spent five days in Napa Valley and decided to venture off the beaten path to see what I could find. I looked at Google Earth as I was planning my trip and came across Cain Vineyard and Winery. It looked pretty far off the beaten path, so I contacted them for a tour and tasting* Cain is located in the Spring…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 8 readers -
  • It's on the Internet, so it must be true!

    … choice. He then urged consumers to drink Napa Valley wines. Only after he promoted those larger regions (and his fellow colleagues' wines) did he try to sell his own product. I have more respect for a salesperson that tries to sell me a competitor's product rather than one of his own just because it would put money in his pocket. We need more people…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 7 readers -
  • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    … If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine…

    Gabe's Viewin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Spring Mountain Cabernet from Smith-Madrone: The Perfect Gift

    Spring Mountain Cabernet from Smith-Madrone: The Perfect Gift There is something special about Spring Mountain. Leaving behind Napa Valley’s floor, you carefully wind your way up to higher altitudes where a new world unfolds. And it’s not just scenery that is transformed; the distinctiveness of the wines bear out that change as well.

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 6 readers -
  • Quinticentually Quintessa

    … conversation about what makes teh property so special. And oh, the cheese! The cheese… With a tasting comparison of the current releases as well as library wine, this experience is a rare and special treat in the valley. Trying to impress out of town guests? This is the way to do it. The Quintessential Quintessa is $125 per person, and advanced…

    Luscious Lushesin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Syrah- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Sueno Profundo Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

    … from our perspective! Sight Deep color depth with a purple hue. Smell Moderate young-fruity with aromas of toast, cocoa, dark fruit, oak. Taste Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity. Medium soft tannins. Rich dark mid-palate flavors with a long lingering finish. abv: 14.5% How much: It was a gift. Region/appellation: Napa Valley I really…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wanderingin Cabernet Sauvignon- 6 readers -
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