Napa Valley: Articles on California's Napa Valley Wine Region

2005 Markham Merlot - IntoWineTV Episode 87

"@#$% Sideways! Merlots that Rock". Host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Laely Heron, Bartholomew Broadbent, and Loren Sonkin taste and discuss the 2005 Markham Merlot from Napa Valley, California.

Napa Valley: 10 Fascinating Facts Every Wine Lover Should Know

Enjoy these little fun facts about our beloved Napa Valley next time you are wine tasting, at a dinner party or playing Trivial Pursuit.

1) Napa Valley hosts an annual Mustard Festival from January to March, celebrating the " food, wine, art and rich, unique agricultural bounty of the Napa Valley". For some great tips on pairing wine with mustard, check out this article – Courtney gives some great advice.

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2005 Luke Donald Claret - IntoWineTV Episode 83

"Celebrity Wines". Host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Loren Sonkin, and Edward Ruiz taste and discuss the 2005 Luke Donald Claret from Napa Valley, California.

2004 Havens Reserve Merlot - IntoWineTV Episode 82

"@#$% Sideways! Merlots that Rock". Host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Laely Heron, Bartholomew Broadbent, and Loren Sonkin taste and discuss the 2004 Havens Reserve Merlot from Carneros, Napa Valley, California.

2006 Duckhorn Merlot - IntoWineTV Episode 72

@#$% Sideways! Merlots that Rock. Host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Laely Heron, Bartholomew Broadbent, and Loren Sonkin taste and discuss the 2006 Duckhorn Merlot from Napa Valley, California.

Best Recommendations for Napa Cabernet Sauvignons under $100

As wine enthusiasts know all too well, great Napa Cabernet Sauvignons are often priced north of $100 and out of reach for many buyers. Of course, price by itself is not a good indicator of a great wine. Moreover, the price of a wine is likely to be impacted by scarcity and marketing as much as the quality of the wine. As such, we asked our panel of wine experts to recommend great Napa Cabernet Sauvignons priced under $100:

The Taste3 Conference: The Art of Wine, Food and Thought

Robert Mondavi constantly reminded the world that wine was part of a “civilized life.” For him, the apex of human experience, the trifecta, was wine, food and art. Mondavi began the physical realization of this idea with the advent of Copia, an 80,000 square foot center for the arts, food and wine, sitting on 12 acres in downtown Napa, which opened in 2001. The second concrete iteration of Mondavi's philosophy came in the form of a yearly conference called Taste3. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Robert Mondavi Winery, which helped to forever change the way American’s viewed wine, the Taste3 conference, has grown to become, in a few short years, a forum for fresh ideas, new thought patterns and unique perspectives on wine, food, art and how we as human beings fit into the scheme of things.

Napa Valley: Best Wineries to Take in a View

There are some Napa wineries that simply have the good fortune of being located in a prime spot for visitors to take in a grand view. IntoWine.com has scoured Napa Valley to find the wineries that are worth checking out if only for the view. The list below is in no particular order.

Signorello Vineyards Napa - There are two things that are unique about Signorello, the first is that it’s got an open demo kitchen in the tasting room, and the second is the aqua blue pool that seems to spill over a hillside onto the Napa vines below. Read more...

Napa Valley: Best Wineries for Cool Architecture

There are some Napa wineries that stand out for their grand, beautiful,  or unique architecture style. IntoWine.com has scoured Napa to find the wineries that are worth checking out if only for the architecture. The list below is in no particular order.

Domaine Carneros (French) Napa - If you think you might not make it to a true French chateau before you die, the grand estate at Domaine Carneros is the next best thing. From their sparkling wines to their landscaped gardens, sweeping views, and French parent company, this estate exudes French charm from a quiet corner of the Napa Valley. And they know how to work it. As you park your car, you can only look up and admire the flights of stairs that you have to ascend to reach their main terrace. Read more...

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