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.

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    • 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 ...

  • 6 Budget Friendly Wines for Thanksgiving

    … of Gamay. It was fermented in a temperature controlled environment using native yeast. Red cherry and cranberry fill the nose along with hints of toast. A cornucopia of dried red fruits and savory spices fill the flavorful, medium bodied palate. The finish lingers with continued red fruits, black tea, minerals and warming spices. This wine is tasty…

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  • Wine of the Week

    … it? The point is to create a wine that thoughtfully balances richness and substance with fresh brightness and crispness, a task this one does handily. The color is very pale gold; aromas of jasmine and lemongrass, lime peel and guava are wreathed with spiced pear and tangerine, touches of hay and dried thyme, and back-notes of limestone and flint…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • 2011 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

    … 2011 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Nearly opaque dark ruby in color, this Napa Cab exudes warm earth tones and high-toned spice, along with a varietal note of bell pepper — a classic red Bordeaux profile. Mix in some Rutherford dust, cedar, clove, red currant and a hint of polished leather, and you have a classic, Old World…

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  • 2012 Freemark Abbey Merlot, Napa Valley

    … 2012 Freemark Abbey Merlot, Napa Valley Opaque dark purple in color, lightening at the rim, this wine represents the older style of winemaking — rustic and pure. Notes of lavender soap and vanilla cream mix nicely with ample black currant fruit, zippy blackberry, nice spice notes and smoky oak. Grainy dark chocolate echoes in the finish…

    Wine Linesin Merlot- 3 readers -

    If you are a lover of #SauvBlanc, the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc will not disappoint. For me, it’s one of their best vintages of Sauvignon Blanc, yet. Just pure, chilled, crisp refreshment! The wine has a marvelous nose of white peach, honeydew melon, and hibiscus. As expected, it is bright and crisp, with wet rock mineralality.

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  • Life is a Cabernet

    … trumping the latter as this is much cooler and linear, with apples in stereo acidity, cogitated in a self-professed “alternative California style.” Definition: zero malolactic fermentation. This is the second such recent animal (along with Gundlach-Bundschu) though the first Napa to do Ontario in such dissident manner. Feathers a tickle up…

  • Peter Mondavi, Sr. Turns 100 Years Old (VIDEOS)

    … a day. In honor of the Napa Valley living Legend here is a round up my interviews with Peter Mondavi, Sr. over the past few years. The video above was my first on camera interview with Peter Mondavi, Sr. in 2011 when Charles Krug Winery celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary. Peter Mondavi, Sr. Inducted into Vintners Hall of Fame 2012 In the above video, I…

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  • A pair of Californian Chardonnay from 2012

    … County I was finally able to try the 2012 Neyers Vineyards, Chardonnay, Carneros District. The former was raised in stainless steel with the later in French oak. Quite honestly, I preferred the 304 for its lively complexity over the Carneros District which came across as more flat. These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages. 2012 Antica…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Flavor! Napa Valley 2014 DISCOUNT TICKETS

    … Flavor! Napa Valley kick offs this month in Napa Valley and Wine Oh TV fans get discount tickets to the annual celebration of food, wine and fun! The 2014 festivities kick off with an A list line up with two new events this year “Fried & True” and “Grapes & Grills”. Flavor! Napa Valley™ The five-day Flavor! Napa Valley® Celebration…

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  • Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part III: Cakebread Cellars

    Cakebread Cellars was the first winery I visited on my first trip to Napa Valley, in 1987, covering the Napa Valley Wine Auction. The winery celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, having been founded in 1973 by Jack Cakebread, photographer and owner of Cakebread’s Garage, an auto repair shop in San Francisco started by Leo Cakebread in 1927.

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 5 readers -
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