St. Helena and Napa Valley
In 1981, the Napa Valley was named California’s first American Viticulture Area. These days 16 different AVAs are recognized within the valley. St. Helena is one of the centers of the world’s wine industry. There are whole winery tours devoted to this town and its more than 80 wineries and numerous wine clubs. Be prepared to spend several days there if you’re planning a vacation. Look for places at least 20 Yelp reviews and at least four stars when choosing hotels to stay at and St. Helena wineries to visit.
A winery near St. Helena
Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, owned and operated by the Anderson family since 1983. Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations across the nation. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Wine Club. Club membership will get you a discount on many of their finest wines, such as their Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is possibly the best Estate Reserve Anderson’s Conn Valley has ever created, arising from a perfect year of moderate growing weather and a cool late September. It is dark purple and red, with an aroma of super-ripe red raspberries, cloves and licorice. The wine has a silky mouthfeel, with a flavor layered with expressive dark red fruit, licorice and new leather and hints of white pepper. Its complexity comes from the different Cab clones and rootstocks used to make it. Try a bottle of ACVV wine today.