The Wines of the Napa Valley

The winery, which was established in 1989 when it was known as Oakville Ranch Vineyards, has received well-deserved praise for silky, rich Cabernet Sauvignon. MONTICELLO VINEYARDS 707 253 4242 Big Ranch Road, Napa, CA 94558.

The Wines of the Napa Valley

California-based wine expert Larry Walker offers indepth reference on the wines of one of the world's most prominent wine-producing regions, the Napa Valley. He explores the history of this region and gives a full description of the grape varieties, viticulture, and winemaking techiques, and recommends vintages to look out for. He also details the top producers and their wines, and includes a topical discussion on recent wine developments in this region.

The Napa Valley Book

Everything you need to know about America's favorite wine and food destination. You'll discover the most popular tourist attractions as well as those that locals try to keep secret. With this book, you won't miss a thing.

The Napa Valley Book

Everything you need to know about America's favorite wine and food destination. You'll discover the most popular tourist attractions as well as those that locals try to keep secret. With this book, you won't miss a thing. Whether it's your first visit or your tenth, you'll find new and enjoyable things to see and do. Includes over 700 listings of lodging, spas, wineries, restaurants, parks and camping, hiking and biking, sightseeing, shopping, events, arts, entertainment and nightlife in all towns and areas of the Napa Valley. Readers will also find historical landmarks, a chronological history of Napa County, Napa County statistics, maps, photos, wedding planning contacts, kids' favorites, help on relocating to the valley, and even a section on Napa Valley trivia, including movies made in the valley, ship building, and the World War II era POW camp. There's also a special and very comprehensive 45-page wine supplement, with information on Napa Valley wines, vineyards, varietals, winemaking, wine tasting, understanding a wine label, a glossary of wine terms and pronunciations, and much more.

Napa Wine

Charles Sullivan's Napa Wine: A History, is the engaging story of the rise to prominence of what many believe to be the greatest winegrowing area in the Western hemisphere.

Napa Wine

Charles Sullivan's Napa Wine: A History, is the engaging story of the rise to prominence of what many believe to be the greatest winegrowing area in the Western hemisphere. This new edition completes that picture, bringing to light more than a decade of dramatic changes and shifted norms visited upon the valley, from pholoxera-wasted vineyards to High Court-officiated territorial battles, told in a rousing, transportive narrative. Beginning in 1817 with the movement of Spanish missions into the San Francisco Bay area, Sullivan winds his way through the great wine boom of the late 19th-century, the crippling effect of Prohibition, and Napa's rise out of its havoc to its eventual rivaling of Bordeaux in the judgments of 1976 and 2006. Published in cooperation with the Napa Valley Wine Library, the book includes historic maps, charts of vineyard ownership, and vintages from the 1880s to present.

Tasting the Good Life

While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting.

Tasting the Good Life

While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.

The Napa Valley Book

This is the third edition of this popular guide to California's Napa Valley.

The Napa Valley Book

This is the third edition of this popular guide to California's Napa Valley. It contains everything you need to know about America's favorite wine and food destination. You'll discover the most popular tourist attractions as well as those that locals try to keep secret. With this book you won't miss a thing. Whether it's your first visit or your tenth, you'll find new and enjoyable things to do. Lodging, wineries, spas, restaurants, parks and camping, walking and biking, sightseeing, shopping, events, arts, entertainment and nightlife. Plus: historic attractions, maps, photos, kids' attractions, drive-it-yourself tours, more than 700 website links, a list of Napa Valley wineries, and a special 50-page supplement on Napa Valley wines, vineyards, winemaking, wine tasting, understanding a wine label, and a glossary of wine terms and pronunciation. It's everything you need to become an "instant Napa Valley insider."

The Napa Valley Wine Industry

1944. “Composition and Quality of Musts and Wines of California Grapes.” Hilgardia 15, no. 6. Aspers, Patrik. 2011. Markets. Cambridge, Polity Press. Auction Napa Valley. https://auctionnapavalley.org/about. Bazin, Jean-François. 2013.

The Napa Valley Wine Industry

This book examines how Napa became a pre-eminent site for the production of great and sometimes iconic wines in a short space of time. Unlike its Old World counterparts whose development took place over centuries, Napa’s inception didn’t start until the beginning of the 19th century, and even then struggled to identify appropriate grape varietals and find a market for such wine, only to be frustrated when Prohibition occurred in the early 20th century and practically shut down the industry. It was in the 1960s that winegrowing would re-emerge on a scale and quality that began to be noticed by informed critics and neophyte consumers. In the following decades, critical information sharing networks of owners and winemakers emerged, facilitating a collective organization learning that fostered a commitment to quality and consistency that would cement Napa’s reputation. During these decades, technical skills were embraced, institutional support harnessed, and demand for premium wine in America grew. This book is a story about this evolving wine market, about how key individuals were able to shape its organization and build a brand that would increasingly be identified as amongst the best in the world. It starts with an early discussion of what constitutes quality and how wine has been evaluated over the centuries, and ends by exploring Napa’s apotheosis and the current critical issues facing the industry in that area.

Napa Valley

In its third edition, Antonia Allegra's newly revised and updated Napa Valley is now more than ever an indispensable guide to this increasingly popular destination.

Napa Valley

The beautiful Napa Valley currently has over 300 wineries and attracts over to million visitors per year. In its third edition, Antonia Allegra's newly revised and updated Napa Valley is now more than ever an indispensable guide to this increasingly popular destination. Napa Valley provides substantial new information on the best wineries of the area, including up-to-date directions and tasting-room hours, an improved regional map, and fun anecdotes and local history. Illustrated throughout with Richard Gillette's full-color photographs of wineries and filled with information on wine making and profiles of the local vintners, Napa Valley offers a captivating look at America's premier wine region. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The New Connoisseurs Guidebook to California Wine and Wineries

"I have depended on Charles Olken's Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine for more than 35 years.

The New Connoisseurs  Guidebook to California Wine and Wineries

"I have depended on Charles Olken's Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine for more than 35 years. This new Guidebook is a perfect complement. No other book comes close to its thoroughness, accuracy, and usefulness. It is a must for travelers in California's wine country."—Charles L. Sullivan, author of Zinfandel "Olken's perspective on California wines is unmatched: he spans the landscape from the postwar pioneers to the newest garagistes, and wine criticism from before Parker to the age of blogs. This new guidebook is informed by his 35 years of careful, candid, and comprehensive attention to California wine."—John Winthrop Haeger, author of Pacific Pinot Noir

California Wine For Dummies Mini Edition

This handy guide presents the latest information on California wines and the regions where they are produced, including Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Santa Barbara, and Monterey.

California Wine For Dummies  Mini Edition

A tasteful guide for California wine novices and connoisseurs alike California accounts for a large percentage of the total U.S. wine production — about two of every three bottles sold. This handy guide presents the latest information on California wines and the regions where they are produced, including Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Santa Barbara, and Monterey. Open the book and find: The areas where wine is produced in California Recommened wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys An introduction to the wines south of San Francisco, including Monterey A glimpse into the wines of Santa Barbara and the rest of California

Black Enterprise

Napa Valley, the brightest, most beautiful facet of the California wine world, is the soul of American winemaking. Starting 55 miles above San Francisco and cloistered on the east and west by mountain ridges, Napa Valley runs for 30 ...

Black Enterprise

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.

DRIVE THROUGH NAPA

For professionals or novices this is a must for anyone who loves wines from Napa. I love this book so much I purchased it in paperback and eBook.” INTERVIEWS WITH NAPA ICONS “My favorite part was the interviews.

DRIVE THROUGH NAPA

Facts & insights on Napa Valley’s 16 wine regions through exclusive winemaker interviews, industry’s first Price to Value charts powered by Vivino data, bold design and unstuffy language. Drive Through Napa provides fundamental information on California wine history and the 16 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), or “Napa neighborhoods,” that are home to more than 400 wineries throughout Napa Valley. It lists the regions from south to north, much as Napa visitors would encounter them during a drive up Napa’s central highway. Q&A sections with prominent winemakers and experts begin the chapters. You’ll learn secrets about each region from the wineries that produce there: Alpha Omega, Cade, Chateau Montelena, Dyer Vineyards, Far Niente, Grgich Hills, Hess Collection, Italics, Keever Vineyards, Raymond, Rombauer, Silverado, Smith-Madrone and Trefethen. Drive Through Napa concludes with a very special chat in which iconic Napa winemaker and consultant Andy Erickson (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Spottswoode, Ovid, Dalla Valle, Staglin, Favia, Mayacamas, Mulderbosch) explaining Napa’s unique appeal.

Back Lane Wineries of Napa Second Edition

This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Napa profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics.

Back Lane Wineries of Napa  Second Edition

This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Napa profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics. Beyond the crowded tasting rooms of Napa’s popular wineries, there’s an authentic, welcoming side of the valley waiting to be explored: boutique estates run by passionate winemakers who handcraft world-class wines. Back Lane Wineries of Napa uncovers more than seventy of these gems that locals and critics revere but few visitors ever see. Updated with new wineries, restaurants, and local attractions; maps; full-color photographs; and tips on wine-tasting etiquette, wine shipping services, and itinerary planning, this guide will prepare oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike to live the good life—Napa style.

Wine All in One For Dummies

Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine. You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made.

Wine All in One For Dummies

An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine Want to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine. You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you'll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You'll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you'll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world. Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada Whether you're a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.

Napa Valley Wine History 101

This book traces the evolution of the Napa Valley "wine culture" whose five core attributes--wine excellence, varietal diversity, innovation, ambience, and hospitality-make the Napa Valley the unique, world-class wine region that it is ...

Napa Valley Wine History 101

A concise history of wine in the Napa Valley that helps visitors to the valley to enjoy their wine country experience even more, and Napa Valley wine drinkers to appreciate how the beautiful valley wines came to be. This book traces the evolution of the Napa Valley "wine culture" whose five core attributes--wine excellence, varietal diversity, innovation, ambience, and hospitality-make the Napa Valley the unique, world-class wine region that it is today. Beginning in the age of Fernando Cortez when Spain laid claim to California and the territory that would become known as the Napa Valley and continuing through to the New World wine revolution in the age of Robert Mondavi, this book reveals the major historical influences on the evolution of the five attributes of the Napa Valley wine culture. And, it teaches you how use your knowledge of those attributes to enjoy the Napa Valley and its wines to the fullest.

Hidden Napa Valley Revised and Expanded Edition

Color photographs of this "wine lovers' paradise" are arranged by season: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Hidden Napa Valley  Revised and Expanded Edition

Color photographs of this "wine lovers' paradise" are arranged by season: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

The Wine Opus

Frog's Leap Winery Rutherford Frog's Leap vintner John Williams has been an active and articulate advocate of sustainable growing techniques in Napa Valley. His Winery, located in an attractive red barn on the flats of central ...

The Wine Opus

A new look at a new world of wine from a new generation of wine writers Do you like to enjoy fine wine but want some down to earth recommendations and honest information? Written by over 30 new voices in the world of wine, The Wine Opus offers fresh, modern insight into the world of wine. Accessible and up-to-date, this covers 4,000 of the world's most significant wineries - from the reliable established producers to the rising stars. Discover all the important wine-producing regions of the world, including maps to locate key producers and a checklist on the regions' recent vintages. If you want to drink good wine, The Wine Opus gives you the names you need to know.

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide 7th Edition

The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from All the ... 2001 Syrah 85 now 2005 Syrah napa valley unfiltered 90 now–2012 2002 Zinfandel 89 now 2005 Zinfandel luvisi vineyard ...

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide  7th Edition

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls “the most powerful critic of any kind.”

The Winemaker s Dance

A pair of geologists tell the geological and environmental history of Napa Valley, with an emphasis on terroir, or how geology, soils, topography, and microclimate influence the kinds and quality of wines produced in different parts of this ...

The Winemaker   s Dance

A pair of geologists tell the geological and environmental history of Napa Valley, with an emphasis on terroir, or how geology, soils, topography, and microclimate influence the kinds and quality of wines produced in different parts of this world-class, internationally known wine region.

California Wine For Dummies

The impressive 2005 M by Michael Mondavi (about $200) is entirely Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from an Atlas Peak vineyard owned by Michael and his wife Isabel. M is more typical of a top Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignonthan Continuum is; ...

California Wine For Dummies

Discover the nuances of California wines and increase your drinking pleasure Want to be a California wine connoisseur? This friendly guide gives you the knowledge you need to appreciate these fine wines, showing you how to taste them, select a good bottle, pair wine with food, and much more. You'll see why certain wine regions are renowned and how to further enrich your wine-drinking experience. California wine 101 — understand the range of California wines, what makes them unique, and what a varietal wine is Review the regions — explore the major wine regions of California and what makes each one special, from the soil to the climate Open the bottle — become fluent in the Big Six: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel Go beyond the basics — appreciate Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Syrah, sparkling wines, and more Round out your wine experience — pair and share wines, learn about the proper glassware and serving temperatures, and prepare for a winery visit Open the book and find: An overview of California wine today Wine recommendations for all budgets Explanations of wine label language A map of wine regions Tips for aging and collecting California wines Winery tasting etiquette The ins and outs of recent vintages Top wine country travel destinations

Wine and Place

Foundations of Wine in the Napa Valley: Geology, Landscape and Climate of the Napa Valley AVA, by EarthVision in 2002; and Soils and Wine Grapes in the Napa Valley and Weather and Wine Grapes in the Napa Valley, both by Terra Spase in ...

Wine and Place

The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place. But for every advocate there is a skeptic, and for every writer singing praises related to terroir there is a study or a detractor seeking to debunk terroir as a myth. Wine and Place examines terroir using a multitude of voices and multiple points of view—from science to literature, from winemakers to wine critics—seeking not to prove its veracity but to explore its pros, its cons, and its other aspects. This comprehensive anthology lets the reader come to one's own conclusion about terroir.