Napa Valley (Paperback)
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More than 600 new producers are included in the updated 2023 editions of the Guides to Wines and Top Vineyards. The series covers classic wine-producing regions wordwide and profiles the top producers. This guide discusses the wines of Napa Valley, from the valley itself to the mountain areas around it, including Spring Mountain, Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Pritchard Hill, Atlas Peak, and Mount Veeder. The guide is divided into two parts. The first part of the guide discusses the regions, and explains the character and range of the wines. The second part profiles the producers, showing how each winemaker interprets the local character.Description of each area includes its geography, the grape varieties that are grown, how these relate to the styles of wines that are produced, wines from entry level to icons, current trends and how styles are evolving. References wines are recommended for each region. The guide is illustrated with photographs of each area, topological maps to show the terrain, road maps to identify the locations of estates, and information on recent vintages. Profiles range from producers who may dominate an appellation to small estates that define the cutting edge. The profiles identify the best of tradition and innovation in the region. Each estate profile describes the producer's aims for his wines, and the personality and philosophy behind them. References wines are suggested for leading producers, together with essential information for planning a visit. The series are the definitive guides to classic wine-producing regions. This Guide is the indispensable means for understanding Napa, tasting its wines, and finding the top producers.