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  • Napa Merlots

    In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that...


  • Beyond the Usual Suspects

    There’s more to Napa Valley than the big, well-established brands and “cult” producers of unobtainable Cabernet Sauvignon. There are hundreds of...


  • The Way of Things at Smith-Madrone

    Out of the way, down a drive lost in Spring Mountain, one comes upon Smith-Madrone, a winery that speaks as much of the past as the present. There’s a bit...


  • Cabernet State of Mind

    Having just returned from California, and Napa Valley specifically, I’m in a bit of a Cabernet state of mind, not that there is anything wrong with that....


  • 10 Top Napa Cabernets Under $50

    I recently visited the Napa Valley for the first time in about three years. Like many wine geeks, I’m jaded when it comes to Napa Valley wines, almost...


  • Napa Value

    I‘ve been tasting through recent Cabernet releases from the Napa Valley and have been struck by the appeal of many of the wines. This is due in small part...


  • Visiting Napa Valley on a Budget

    It's easy to write about the Napa Valley as a tourist destination, but just how useful is that information once you become an actual visitor? A list of high...


  • Where To Go in March

    Here I sit in the beautiful Napa Valley considering where March might bring me, and I can't help but think that these winter months are often overlooked as a...


  • Places To Go

    We often write about travel destinations, particularly those that are wine related. This week, I wanted to flip things around a bit to ask you, our readers,...


  • A Look at Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

    Once upon a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, you only needed to know about Napa Valley. Being a long valley opening virtually directly onto the San Pablo...


  • Sunset Wine of the Year Awards $41-$60

    We're moving up the ladder with our countdown of the nominees for this year's Sunset Western Wine Awards, winners of which will be determined this coming...


  • Janelle Carter's Napa Adventure

    Even in the off season when the vines are dormant and there isn’t a grape in sight, Napa is like a wine wonderland. It is a wonderful place where everyone...


  • Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

    Napa Valley’s greatest white wines! That was the idea going into today’s article. I mean, while Sonoma is home to many great Pinot Noir vineyards and...


  • Where to Go in Napa Valley

    Insider's deals and delights that will make you next visit to Napa special from our partners across the valley. Check out the best wineries and accommodations!


  • Top Napa Valley Sauvignon Blancs

    Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of many faces. From the grassy exuberance of the finest New Zealand bottling, to the subdued elegance in Bordeaux expressions, it's...


  • Top Napa Cabs

    Cabernet Sauvignon: It’s one of the big daddies of the wine world, and the wines from California, in particular Napa Valley, can compete with the best, and...


  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - December 2010

    (Full page) Cabernet Sauvignon: It’s one of the big daddies of the wine world, and the wines from California, in particular Napa Valley, can compete with...


  • Most Expensive Wines in the U.S.

    Before we get deep into this discussion I would just like to state that I don’t believe there is a particularly powerful corollary between price and...


  • Napa Valley Cabernet of note, with and without a little help.

    We wrapped up our Cabernet Sauvignon GTi with an abridged tasting featuring a few high-end bottlings from California. While the clear standouts were the more...


  • Three Wines for Valentine's Day

    Memories are made of this; lazy evenings watching the sunset or the fireplace roar, the gentle touch of a hand, the warmth of your lover's breath on your...


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