Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hold the air freshener, gimme a cheeseburger instead

Because this is Napa, one expects to find an abundance of good food almost anywhere in town. But at the car wash? Last Friday I headed down to the Napa Classic Wash just off First Street and Highway 29, by … Continue reading

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High above the valley floor

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A few weeks ago I penned a post about having attended a winemaker’s dinner in St. Helena which featured the wines of Chappellet Vineyards. Last weekend I finally had the opportunity to visit this remarkable property, high in the hills … Continue reading

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He sells no wine before it’s time

In an earlier post I mentioned that only 75 wineries have permits which allow drop-in tastings, and many more wineries offer tastings by prior appointment only. But there is another category of wineries who not only don’t have a permit, … Continue reading

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The under-appreciated Carneros AVA

In between Napa and Sonoma lies a quirky little stretch of beautiful land called Carneros. To most people, it’s “that area I drive through when traveling from Napa to Sonoma on Highway 121.” Cars zip through on their way to … Continue reading

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So many wineries, such a small glass.

It’s no secret that there are more than 600 licensed wine producers in the greater Napa region (and the number may be much higher, based on what I have read.) But what most people are surprised to learn is that … Continue reading

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