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Celebrate Sauv Blanc Day With These Napa Valley Picks

by BLOGGER on APRIL 18, 2017

The word sauvignon is thought to have originated from the French term for wild, describing how the plant grew freely across the Bordeaux region of France. While Sauvignon Blanc may not be the wildest in the bunch now (see what we did there?), this dry wine’s crisp, fruity flavors are begging to be poured and paired, and savored on warm weather days.

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Taste 8 Amazing Chardonnays in Napa Valley

by FREELANCE on SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

You may know that the 1976 Judgement of Paris put Napa Valley on the map. But what you might not know is that Mike Grgich was the winemaker behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that snatched the honor. Today, Mike Grgich owns Grgich Hills Estate in Oakville, California, and with his influence on this corner of Wine Country, it’s no surprise that others have taken note and established their own Chardonnay operations closeby. Here are our favorite Napa Valley Chardonnays from the Oakville and Rutherford regions.

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