Many kinds of wine grapes in Napa Valley

Napa Valley grapes

Napa Valley wines in St. Helena, CAIn a tradition well over a century old, vineyard workers are harvesting the grapes that Napa Valley wines come from. Napa Valley wines come in many varieties — red, white, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel — depending on what grapes they come from and where they were planted. Every part of the valley has a subtly different combination of sunshine, rain, mist, soil moisture and soil composition. To make a great Napa Valley wine, the vineyard tries to find the right kind of grape for each terroir.

If you’re planning to visit a winery in Napa Valley, see if it has a wine club. Joining this club will let you save money on tasting fees and the wines you buy from the club. Many wine clubs offer different selections of wines, as well as collections of wine — the highest-rated wines, or all-Napa Valley wines, or all one particular kind of wine.

Napa Valley wines from a winery near St. Helena

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Instead of a busy tasting room, the vineyard offers you the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent wine stored in a cave. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been 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 nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club, giving you discounts on many of their finest wines.

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Right Bank and other Napa Valley wines

Right Bank and other Napa wines

Napa Valley wines- St. Helena, CA

“Right Bank” actually refers to a location in France, on the right bank of the Dordogne. This is a region of clay soil that gets less wind from the sea than other parts of Bordeaux. The wines grown here are red wines, usually based on Merlot or Cabernet Franc. This style of wine is also called “Red Libourne.” Right Bank red wines in America are grown in place with analogous terroir, from similar stock.

Despite this, Right Bank is one of the many varieties of wine that Napa Valley is famous for. Many vineyards also have their own distinct blends, such as Anderson Conn Valley Vineyard’s “Eloge.” Joining a wine club is a great way to try Napa Valley wines, especially those that offer wines you haven’t heard of before. If you find something new, you can impress your friends the next time they visit.

Great Napa Valley wines from a St. Helena winery

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena. The grapes grown here are closest to mountain grapes. At the vineyard, you’ll have the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent wine stored in a cave, and to sample such wines as the 2009 Right Bank. Ruby red with purple at the edge, this wine has a black currant aroma with notes of espresso, cedar and black pepper. With its rounded tannins and taste of black fruit and chocolate, this is a wine to cherish.

Many great wines come from Napa Valley

Napa Valley and its wineries

Napa Valley wines - St. Helena CA

The Napa Valley contains a broad range of soil and microclimates, lending each wine a different terroir that shows up in the taste of the. Wine from grapes grown on the valley floor has a heavier feel on the palate. Mountain grapes grow in less fertile soil, which produces fewer but more flavorful grapes. The wine from them has more acidity and tannins, because without the marine layer fog from San Francisco Bay, nights on the mountains are warmer than in the valleys — warm enough for grapes to keep on ripening after dark. Ripening without photosynthesis leads to less sugar and more tannins in the fruit.

Excellent Napa Valley wines from a St. Helena winery

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. The vineyard is a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain. The microclimate of Conn Valley is cooler than many other parts of the valley, although warmer than Howell Mountain itself, so the grapes they grow are closer to mountain grapes. At the vineyard, you have the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent Napa Valley wines stored in a cave.

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been 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 nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club. This will get you a discount on many of their finest wines.

 

The variety and beauty of Napa Valley wines

Napa Valley wines are the best

Napa Valley wines - St. Helena, CA

It seems like every state in the nation boasts of having its own vineyards and wineries these days. While it’s true that the grape will grow in all sorts of place, some places still produce better wine grapes than others, and it’s hard to beat Napa Valley wines in terms of quality. The Napa Valley’s topography offers a wide range of potential growing areas, from fields of rich volcanic soil to rugged mountainsides.

Discerning tasters can detect the differences imparted by different parts of the valley. Marine layer fog from San Francisco Bay often covers the valley Valley at night and during the morning in late summer and early fall. This means nights on the mountains are warmer than in the valleys. The grapes continue to ripen in the dark, resulting in less sugar and more tannins. So the grapes grown on the valley floor are brighter and more ripe, while mountain grapes are darker, with more acidity and tannins. The soil on the mountain slopes tends to be less fertile, which stresses the vines and produces smaller vintages of greater quality.

Superb Napa Valley wines from a St. Helena winery

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been 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 nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club. This will get you a discount on many of their finest wines.