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What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Oakville is among the most important regions of Napa Valley, especially with respect to Cabernet Sauvignon. Oakville has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of California's most respected vineyards and producers.

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Tasting Diversity: Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA is one of the world’s best-known and respected regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. But wines coming from different parts of Rutherford will vary substantially in character, even if made in the same style by the same producer. This article looks at that diversity through three wines.

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Tasting 13 Vintages of Joseph Phelps Insignia

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Phelps Insignia is one of the most iconic wines of Napa Valley. Its track record of high scores and collectability has been built not just on lip-smacking drinkability, but also complexity and consistency. And, though it is a wine that drinks well young, it can age magnificently.

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