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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Napa Valley, California, USA / Quick Guide – Introduction to a few of my favorite wineries

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In a two-part Napa Valley series I wrote for my past magazine column, we documented a recent tour through Napa’s wonderland… Please click on the link, immediately below, to be taken to this article that we have posted on Scribd. We suggest hitting the “full screen” button below the article, then the zoom buttons. http://www.scribd.com/doc/25949562/Napa-Valley-Wine-Guide-California […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente, Napa Valley, Oakville, California, 1998

Red blend of: Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. N/ Barrel room. Deep rose petals. Elegant cassis and blackcherry. No other way to say it… just plain wonderful soil and earth aromas. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Elegant, restrained puple fruits, with dustings of light
 graphite. Dark soil. Multi-layers and a long, long finish. Bordeaux […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Far Niente, Napa Valley, California, USA

Far Niente – one of my favorite wineries….. From the entrance, the grounds, to the classy first human contact, Far Niente states loud and clear that you’ve arrived somewhere special.The smugness is not negative, it actually rings of genuine, “I’m flat out so happy to be working in this brilliant place you might as well […]

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USA, Late Harvest, Botrytis, Far Niente, California, 2005

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From such shriveled, unsightly grapes comes something approaching perfection… I usually attempt to not wax on and off with hazy vinobabble but this beast makes me break down.  Prepare to think I’ve lost it, until you try it… C/ Her golden hues appear alive and otherworldly, I actually wondered aloud if the bottle itself had […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Far Niente, 2006

The 2006 Estate Chard was what Chards can, and should, be. T/ Weight that coats your entire mouth for minutes on end, so round, so full, basically unreal when compared to most Chards. Note: The 2004 “cave collection” Chard was even deeper. Note 2: About 50$ retail. These are must-try Chardonnays. Astounding. 97

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Know Your – Napa Grapes!

The Whites Chardonnay By volume she is the world’s most favorite wine. Some of her United States versions are fairly neutral in smell, taste, and soul.  Not really much to delve into, or reflect upon.  A vodka among white wines, unless done right.  Rare that be, domestically.  If you choose generic Chard over all else, […]

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